Under the direction of the Medical Director, the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) provides nutrition assessment, intervention, education and counseling to ensure patients of all ages diets match their health status and support optimal physical health and well-being.
Must have a bachelor’s degree and coursework accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics. Diabetes or pediatric certification preferred but not required. Four years of related work experience preferred. Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred.Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal and team building skills. Competency in working with diverse cultural, racial and ethnic groups required. Must be self-motivated and directed.
Registered as a Dietitian Nutritionist in the State of Connecticut required.
Part time, 20 hours
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct comprehensive assessment of the patient’s nutritional status and diet history and screen for potential risks.
Assess provider’s orders and develop counseling intervention/service plan to address specific health risks or conditions.
Provide culturally competent education to patients and their families on nutritional needs and diets.
Collaborate on all plans and patient progress with multidisciplinary care teams and other community supports. Attend all required team meetings.
Monitor tolerance and effectiveness of nutritional regimen and make treatment modifications in collaboration with provider.
Teach nutrition classes in the center’s kitchen that enable patients to make healthy food choices and manage the symptoms of disease or chronic conditions.
Implement specialized evidence-based curriculums on nutrition for toddlers, diabetes, and other health conditions in conjunction with the community health worker program.
Prepare customized programs for patients to use at home and monitor progress with patient and care team.
Screen for food insecurity using a validated tool or questions.
Link families with food and nutritional resources in the community.
Coordinate special projects to address food insecurity within population served.
Provide occasional community presentations on nutrition and diet as it relates to specific health conditions.
Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
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