Nutritionist II (Registered Dietician)
La Clinica de La Raza
Oakland, California 94601
Job Description and Requirements
Who we are: La ClÃÃÂnica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have spent over 40 years advocating for and creating a health home for the many that have been denied access to care. As health care activists, we are dedicated to making sure individuals who do not have health coverage get the same level of quality healthcare as those who have it. From our genesis as a community health center in 1971, we understood that we cannot heal our communities without also addressing the economic and social factors that affect health. Many times, this requires that we go outside and provide services in other settings to build the bridge that links individuals to our health center for preventive and primary care. Over 90,000 individuals come to La ClÃÃÂnica because it is a welcoming place that addresses the whole person, coordinating and connecting them to a broad network of services to improve and maintain their health and well-being. While we are still known for our activism and spirit of social justice, we are also proud to have grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care services with 35 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties.
The Nutritionist II will conduct nutrition screening, assessment and counseling a diverse population on various nutrition related diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, as well as implement nutrition care plans patients with diabetes, pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes and other high risk pregnancies, hypertension, obesity and hyperlipidemia. Assist in curriculum, educational, development and implementation of material development, teaching classes and quality improvement work.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conducts nutrition screening, assessment and counseling, and implements nutrition care plans for low and high risk patients with diabetes, pre-diabetes, gestational diabetes, and other high risk pregnancies, hypertension, obesity, hyperlipidemia.
Provides individual nutrition and health counseling for those with overweight, diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia.
Maintains documentation by charting SOAP notes in the progress notes.
May develop and participation group nutrition education programs and medical group visits (i.e. diabetes, child obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension).
Collects and reviews material for education such as pamphlets, audio-visual aids, books and handouts. May assist in the development and evaluation of culturally relevant nutrition education materials.
Assists in data entry and retrieval and other quality improvement efforts for the department.
Promotes site based employee wellness efforts.
May provide in-service nutrition/health education to staff and community partners.
Participates in meetings related to nutrition, clinical health education and wellness as required/assigned.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Knowledge of contemporary principles and practices of nutrition, nutritional value of foods, interpretation and implementation of special diets, and meal planning and preparation that is culturally appropriate.
Knowledge and experience with Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change, Division of Responsibilities.
Interpretation of anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and dietary information, and determination of appropriate dietary advice that is culturally appropriate.
Knowledge of aspects of storing and/or preparing foods properly; interpretation and implementation of special diets; scopes functions and responsibilities of local health departments.
Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition education activities and coordinate them with other departmental programs
Bilingual English/Spanish required.
Requires completion of Dietetic and Food Administration Program from an accredited university; RD or RD eligible, plus one year experience working in a community health care setting. Masters in Nutrition/Dietetics preferred.
[posted Mar 27, 2018]
When responding to this opportunity, reference nutritionjobs.com.