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Our team members play a pivotal role in the work we do at Iowa Diabetes, helping us provide patients with thoughtful, compassionate and efficient care. Join our team today!

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With our core team values of being focused and fun, providing an exceptional experience to those we serve, a quality-driven team that pursues excellence every day, and being passionate and enthusiastic about helping people affected by diabetes, our employees accomplish many challenging yet rewarding experiences here at Iowa Diabetes. Along with career-growth opportunities and amazing benefits, our employees are involved in rewarding work that is impacting people’s lives, supported by a family-like team culture. Joining our team is a great way to achieve your goals or enhance your career skills!

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  • Want to Grow Professionally

    We are a fast-paced organization with multiple ongoing projects at any given time. We value employees with a high degree of autonomy who like to take initiative with their work and are flexible to take on new tasks and projects frequently. Your work here will help you gain valuable long-term skills such as multi-tasking and prioritization to ensure success in future positions too.

  • Want to Serve Patients in Unique Ways

    At Iowa Diabetes, we are focused on delivering exceptional care to our patients at our research center, clinic, and through our education programs. If you are patient-centered in your work approach and want to be a part of a passionate team, this could be the place for you.

  • Have Great Communication Skills

    We are looking for employees who are skilled at communicating with other members of our team as well as patients. Whether it be writing proposals for collaborating with other organizations or presenting projects to other team members, great communication is a key factor in enabling us to operate at full steam.

  • Want Comprehensive Benefits

    At Iowa Diabetes we offer our employees value-adding benefits such as: 1) 401(k)  2) 401(k) matching  3) Dental Insurance  4) Employee assistance program  5) Flexible schedule  6) Flexible spending account  7) Health insurance  8) Life insurance  9) Paid time off  10) Vision insurance

Job Opportunities

We work to place candidates in positions that will best fit their experience and desired projects. Please feel free to apply regardless of positions listed.

Position Summary

Help patients with diabetes in Iowa navigate the value Iowa Diabetes team can provide them through research, care, education and technology. This position will focus on clinical care provided to patients through care and education. Become a champion for the patients and help them solve their diabetes problems and have better health.

Core Job Responsibilities

This is the expected job description but the employee may be asked to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor or company leadership.

Responsibility % Description
Patient Care Navigation and communication 50% Respond to calls from interested patients for our services in a timely manner. Guide the patient to IDC and IDU services that would meet the needs of the patient. Contact patients to ensure that they are completely ready for new and follow up appointments. Educate current and prospective patients on the benefits of the portal. Rooming and greeting patients. During visits will obtain vitals, A1cs, and help with any procedures as needed by the clinician on duty. Check in and manage our new and existing patients before and after their visits that could be in person or virtual. Complete the billing process for insurance claims.
Clinical 30% Communicate with other health professionals about the needs of our providers and patients, including answering questions, coordinating care, and getting/receiving records. As requested by providers, coordinate obtaining laboratory results for patients, including ordering, drawing blood, and following up on results. Help coordinate care of patients at and between visits including sending in refills for medications and medical devices, completion of prior authorizations, assistance with patient assistance program applications and triage patient questions. During visits will obtain vitals, A1cs, and help with any procedures as needed by the clinician on duty.
Patient Education 20% Educate our patients with diabetes related questions as part of the Diabetes Education Program. Complete diabetes education training and work under the guidance and supervision of the Certified Diabetes Educators. The education may happen in individual or group settings, in person or online. Help achieve weekly and quarterly goals for education. Follow up with patients requesting more information.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • Nursing Degree – LPN, CMA, RN.
  • At least 1 year of work experience.
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, arithmetic, modern office practices and procedures, standard office equipment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Suite of products.
  • Understanding of diabetes and medical terminology.
Position Summary

Further the development of medications and therapies for people living with diabetes & related conditions through the conducting of research study visits in adherence to FDA and sponsor guidelines.

Core Job Responsibilities

This is the expected job description but the employee may be asked to perform other duties assigned by the supervisor or company leadership.

Responsibility % Description
Clinical 60% Conduct clinical studies according to GCP & FDA regulations and guidelines. Ensure the safety & welfare of the study participants. Understand the study protocol so all study activities are completed correctly and concurrently. Assist medical investigators in understanding and implementing the protocol. Screen potential study participants according to the protocol’s inclusion/exclusion criteria. Obtain proper written informed consent from each study participant prior to participation in the study. Plan & schedule clinical research activities. Report all adverse experiences to the Investigator and sponsor. Maintain adequate and accurate case histories for each study participant. Communicate with the sponsors regarding study activities as necessary. Meet with the sponsors representatives to discuss the conduct of the study and review study data. Maintains and enhances rapport with research partners. Understands the requirements and how to prepare for external audits by sponsors and FDA. Performs internal audits of studies.
Administrative 30% Maintain patient confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines and regulations. Communicate with the IRB.Timely completion of all study related training. Ensure protocol amendments, notices, suspensions & terminations are implemented. Maintain awareness of all regulatory documents. Schedule study participants visits. Maintain all required documentation in the study file. Use computer applications to enhance the efficiency of the workflow and study activities.
Recruitment 10% Actively support and contribute to the patient recruitment process in collaboration with recruitment coordinators. Educate patients on the value of the Iowa Diabetes Portal and assist with registration as needed.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
  • CMA, LPN or RN
  • 1 to 3 years in patient care or research
  • Knowledge of business English, spelling, arithmetic, modern office practices and procedures, standard office equipment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Suite of products
  • CPR Certification (obtained within 6 months of start date)

Are you tired of the traditional healthcare system, spending your days seeing patients one after another? If you are looking for a change, this position focused on clinical research and innovative clinical care is for you.

About Iowa Diabetes

Iowa Diabetes has the mission of improving the health and lives of people affected by diabetes through exceptional care, research, education, and technology. The research institute was founded in 2007 and has performed more than 150 clinical trials in the field of diabetes and related conditions, Obesity, and NASH. Iowa Diabetes has a care delivery innovation clinic that provides comprehensive high-quality care for patients with Diabetes and Obesity in a team-based environment through its proprietary EMR and patient portal.

About the Position

Iowa Diabetes is hiring a physician to join its clinical research program and the clinic. The Research Physician will serve as an investigator in clinical trials, initially as a Sub-Investigator and later as the Principal Investigator. The physician will also see patients in the clinic. The position offers flexible hours and the time commitment can range from 0.6 FTE to Full Time.

Key Features:
  • Evaluate and treat patients in clinical trials with new medications and devices in the fields of diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver
  • Treat patients with diabetes and obesity in a team-based environment with our own proprietary EMR
  • Provide relaxed patient-centered care for research and clinic patients
  • Work with a strong, fun team that is driven by the passion to change diabetes and a set of deeply ingrained Core Values (Exceptional Experience, Focused and Fun, Teamwork, Excellence & Quality, Passion & Enthusiasm)
  • Flexible hours and time commitment ranging from 0.6 FTE to Full-time
Job Type: Part-time or Full-Time

Ability to Commute/Relocate:
  • West Des Moines, IA 50265: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
  • 5 or more years of clinical experience
  • Board-certified in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Endocrinology
  • Physician’s License for the State of Iowa (Required)
  • Preferred (but not compulsory): Ability to communicate fluently in Spanish

Work Location: In Person

If you would like to know more about this position, please watch this video from our founder and CEO, Anuj Bhargava, MD, MBA, CDECS, FACP, FACE.

How to Apply:

If interested, please send an email mentioning your interest to, along with a CV. You can submit the same through

About Our Companies

Iowa Diabetes Research

Iowa Diabetes Research (IDR) is a world-class clinical trial site for Phase II to Phase IV studies, headquartered in West Des Moines. IDR was founded in 2007 by our CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Anuj Bhargava in downtown Des Moines.

In 2017, we moved to a new office in West Des Moines to better serve our patients in a more spacious and easily accessible office.

IDR has started more than 100 clinical trials and helped 1,600+ patients take charge of their diabetes through clinical research.

Patients participating in trials at IDR may receive study-related care, testing supplies, and medications free of charge.

Iowa Diabetes Portal

Iowa Diabetes Portal (IDP) is a breakthrough personal technology platform that helps patients better manage their diabetes by easily managing their sugars, meds, labs, activity and more on any device!

IDP recently released a version of the platform for Professionals that allows physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals to engage their patients through their very own diabetes portal and have access to real-time sugars, meds and labs.

The Academic Version allows teachers and professors to create realistic patient cases with health data for their students to work through and identify diabetes therapy problems. This platform has been used at Drake University for a diabetes concentration class in the PharmD curriculum.

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