Diabetes Case Management Nurse

Job Title: Diabetes Case Manager Nurse

Department: Medical

Reports To: Nursing Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Classification: Regular, Full Time

Location: Valley Center, CA

Schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday

Indian Health Council (IHC) is looking for a Diabetes Case Management Nurse to work under the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grant. We are in search of candidates who are mission driven, patient-centered and culturally sensitive. Our core values of professionalism, integrity, culture, and respect are what drives our organization to attain the best healthcare outcomes for our patients.

Job summary:

Through home visits and community events, the Diabetes Case Management Nurse instructs individuals and families in health education and disease prevention. This position will be responsible for the SDPI grant activities and attainment of goals.

What are the core functions:

  • Conducts home visits to determine patient needs and provides Public Health Nursing services. Instructs family in care and rehabilitation of patient and in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease for individuals, family members and the community.
  • Develops, plans and implements a coordinated patient-centered care plan for individuals and families including the establishment of priority health needs and evaluation of care. Instructs individuals, families and caregivers to recognize early signs of disease and deviations from normal health and how to initiate appropriate action.
  • Serve as the Diabetes Management Team lead case manager, monitoring the productivity of two other case managers (Dietitian and Physical Activity Specialist).
  • Interprets social and physical factors in the environment that affect the patient’s care. Recognizes attitudes and cultural patterns related to health and researches culturally appropriate informational and educational materials, guides and brochures.
  • Participate in all aspects of the SDPI program and other assigned committees.

What are the qualifications:

  • Associate degree in Nursing (ADN); Bachelor's degree (BSN) in Nursing preferred.
  • Minimum of one 1-year nursing experience; hospital experience preferred.
  • Experience in home visits preferred.
  • Prefer applicants with 3-5 years public health nurse experience, doing home visits, managing patient case load of up to 50-100.
  • Must have minimum 1-year supervisory experience, preferably of other public health case managers.
  • Experience with grants (writing, administration and reporting).
  • Active, unrestricted California LVN license; RN license preferred.
  • California Public Health Nurse Certification preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license in good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
  • Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.
  • Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

What are the competencies:

  • Knowledge of Public Health Nursing intervention and concepts designed to prevent disease as required by local health regulation.
  • Knowledge of diabetes.
  • Skilled in case management, preferably of diabetic patients.
  • Skilled in effective management of subordinates.
  • Skilled in working effectively with other team members to coordinate care of patients.
  • Knowledge of managing grant objectives, writing reports, conducting meetings to work toward grant objectives.

What are the benefits:

  • PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (low employee contribution), company paid life, AD&D and disability insurance, malpractice coverage for providers.
  • 403B retirement with company matching.
  • Generous vacation and sick time, paid holidays including employee birthday, paid time off for jury service, paid time off for bereavement.
  • We provide reimbursement for professional license(s), certifications such as CPR and continuing education units related to position.
  • Professional training and conference/travel fees paid by organization as it relates to the position.
  • Annual performance bonus.
  • We are an eligible NHSC (National Health Service Core) approved loan repayment site.
  • Community Events and Involvement.
  • Monthly employee appreciation events.

About Us

We are an Indian Health Service tribal facility serving the nine American Indian reservations in North Inland San Diego County. We are located in beautiful Valley Center, CA.

  • Fully accredited as an ambulatory health care center by AAAHC
  • Patient Centered Care: Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Social Services
  • Research focused: Community Based Participatory grant funded research programs; we are the only Native American Research Center of Health (NARCH) on the west coast.
  • Slogan: “Empowering Native Wellness”

Our Philosophy

At IHC, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge to achieve their healthcare goals. We strive to treat the whole person using a multifaceted approach to include physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing.

Native Preference in hiring is given to qualified enrolled members of our consortium, federally recognized tribes, and California Indians in accordance with the Indian Health Council’s policy. Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. IHC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.


Full time
Salary Range
$89,000.00 - 158,000.00
per Year
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Valley Center, CA 92082, US