As a Clinical Dietitian II that practices as an expert in medical nutrition therapy, this individual will specialize in adult weight management with bariatric patients working in the Surgical Weight Loss Center patients undergoing surgical weight loss procedures. This position involves working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, including RDs, in the ambulatory setting to guide and support patients through their weight loss journey.
We are seeking a compassionate Registered Dietitian with at least three years' clinical experience , with experience in weight management and behavior change counseling. The ideal candidate is interested in working with diverse populations and is comfortable working in a fast-paced clinical setting. This candidate has a strong interest in teaching patient classes, leading support groups, developing patient education materials and precepting interns through our dietetic internship program. As patients occasionally require tube feedings or TPN, the ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge in the management of patients on nutrition support (both parenteral and enteral nutrition). Excellent communication skills are crucial for both patient education and communication with members of the interdisciplinary team.
Responsibilities: Assesses patient's nutritional status and needs. Develops and implements patient care plans and assesses patient responses.
Collaborates with physicians, nursing, pharmacy and other healthcare team members/departments to determine, coordinate, and provide medical nutrition therapy. Participates in and coordinates departmental initiatives relative to patient care.
Develops and conducts education programs for patients, physicians, nurses, and other health care team members/departments, and/or the public.
Functions as a preceptor in support of the dietetic internship program
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Part-time position: 3 days/week (0.6 FTE) Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, with occasional additional hours, including evenings and weekends, for meetings, classes, and support groups
3 year's clinical experience required, at least one year experience in weight management counseling preferred
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Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's in Human Nutrition or related field required. Completion Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved Dietetic internship. Required Licensure/Certification: Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration with advanced specialty certification CNSC, CSO, CSR, CSP, CSG, CDE. Minimum Experience: 3 years experience in clinical nutrition .
Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management or Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management preferred .
IF APPLICABLE: BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
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