The nutritionist is responsible for providing nutritional counseling and programs, as well as providing services in a manner that upholds the health center’s mission and quality standards that increases improved patient health outcomes and overall satisfaction and stronger operational and fiscal capacity of the health center.
Function as a nutrition consultant, completing nutrition referrals from SHS providers.
Routinely integrate nutrition into non-referral patient visits.
Coordinates and provides all aspects of nutrition care including medical nutrition therapy (MNT), education, and counseling based on individual patient needs and industry standards.
Communicate nutrition assessments, counseling reports and care plans to referring physicians and other health care providers (nurses, case managers, behavioral health, and hospital/community dietitians) through the electronic medical record system (EHS) in compliance with standardized International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT).
Continually update knowledge recommended for nutritional therapies pertaining to specific diseases and disorders.
Participate in team meetings.
Serve as nutrition resource to medical team, health center staff and community.
Develop and nurture relationships with outside organizations (YMCA, Food Banks, etc.) that will assist in providing education and resources to the patients and communities surrounding the health center sites.
Fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain registration (RD) through Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Pennsylvania State Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensure (LDN) through the Pennsylvania Division of Professional Regulation, and additional specialty certification (e.g., CNSC, CDE, CSP).
Comply with HIPPA and OSHA/safety regulations.
Support the concepts and philosophies of patient and family-centered care.
Adhere to the Spectrum Health Services standard of Behavior
Provide self-management education and training for patients with diabetes.
Lead the diabetes health disparities collaborate including writing and submitting annual reports and attending and reporting measures at monthly CQI meetings.
Experience and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) required; Master’s degree in Nutrition preferred.
Minimum of two (2) years-experience in a primary care/community health setting preferred.
CDE, CNSC and/or CSP certification preferred.
Certified Diabetic Educator preferred
RD certificate required, obtained by successfully completion of the national Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Must obtain Dietitian/Nutritionist licensure (LDN) through Pennsylvania Division of Professional Regulation within 3 months of hire.
Company offers a competitive Compensation Package