Job description

Duties: The Nutritionist/Dietician operates in a team with other health center providers and support staff to provide nutritional education and counseling to all age groups including adults, children, students, faculty and staff.

Orients and instructs dietetic classes and acts as or assists a preceptor/adjunct to precept students. Instructs, develops, and coordinates classes related on various topics. Responsible for coordinating guest speakers, pertinent conferences, meetings, and other professional events. Develops class day topics, lectures, and provides instruction for students, faculty and staff. Develops curriculum, student engagement and start-up and sustainability of associated Community Oral Health programs.

Collaborates with providers to identify and connect with patients in need of nutritional education and care plans. Assesses patient nutritional status through history taking, review of the medical record, and consultation with the primary care provider. Establishes nutritional and lifestyle goals for patients in collaboration with patients and primary care providers. Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; follows through on commitments;

Meets directly with patients to identify educational needs, provide individual instruction, utilize informational handouts/booklets, or refer to community resources as needed. Promotes healthy lifestyles by advising patients on diet, hygiene, and disease prevention. Documents patient information, both timely and accurately as per protocol. Implements decisions that have been agreed upon; maintains confidentiality with sensitive information;

Arranges appropriate follow up according the medical condition Co-facilitates shared medical visits for chronic disease management, including diabetes education, to provide nutritional support and education to patients Identifies ways to improve care of patients, and make recommendations. Performs research and recommends ways to expand and improve nutrition programs. Participates in quality improvement of the program in conjunction with other services offered.

Consistently demonstrate & model the following competencies - Takes responsibility for all work activities and personal actions; Adaptability - Responds to changing circumstances by being innovative & altering behavior to better fit different situations; Clear Communication - Expresses oneself clearly and effectively when speaking and/or writing to individuals or groups; Service Orientation - Acts professionally & calmly at all times when interacting with others; treats all people respectfully;

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Certified and registered dietician licensure in the State of Pennsylvania.

Bachelor's degree in Nutrition or related field required
Registration as a Registered Dietician by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association

Desired Skills:

Experience leading cooking demos and providing nutritional education in group settings. Prior experience in chronic disease and/or maternity nutrition counseling preferred Familiarity with Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) practices.

Licenses and Certifications:

Must maintain continuing education as required for certification renewals
Must have active and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
Candidate must be able to successfully meet credentialing and privileging requirements.

Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to recognize problems, collect data and establish facts.

Computer Skills: High level of computer literacy and proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), electronic medical records and web applications.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reference Number: 51-30334

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Community Oral Health

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: Q-Food/Hospitality Services




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Posted: 11/3/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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