For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients.
It’s an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring professional interested in improving the health of our community, we’d like to know more about you.
To provide high quality health care to the patients of the Fair Haven Community Health Center in the primary care setting consistent with FHCHC policies and mission.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Fair Haven Community Health Center is seeking a Registered Dietitian to oversee the nutritional well-being of our patients. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of conducting nutrition assessments, identifying patients at risk and creating diet plans and will be responsible for coordinating all phases of nutrition care including, monitoring, education and counseling of patients within the FHCHC setting. Typical duties include but are not limited to:
- Work as part of the diabetes prevention program to deliver services in individual and group settings to prevent chronic disease progression and support improved health of the community
- Develop nutrition plans and implement interventions based on knowledge of patient’s current health
- Complete monthly, quarterly and yearly assessments of clients and adapt nutrition plans as needed
- Implement personalized, age-specific and culturally appropriate nutrition strategies
- Deliver client nutrition recommendations to physicians, nurses and aides
- Provide nutrition education and counseling for patients
Masters degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition, dietetics, or dietetics and food administration or Bachelors in any of the above and Masters in a related field is required. Experience with one-on-one and group nutrition counseling and the cultural competence and sensitivity to work with a diverse population is also required. CT state dietitian-nutritionist certification or certification eligible with certification within 6 months of hire.
Must work well independently to prioritize patient care, and work well as part of the healthcare team. Must be able to use computer software systems including, but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and nutrient analysis programs, as well as varied electronic medical records systems.
Category I Increased Risk Position
Potential exposure to hazardous waste and blood borne pathogens, clinical setting
Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records,
Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions
Manual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone
American with Disabilities Requirements:
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.
Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
How to Apply
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Fair Haven Community Health Care