Job: Registered Dietician / Nutritionist
Registered Dietician / Nutritionist
Petaluma Health Center
Petaluma, California 94954
Job Description and Requirements
The Petaluma Health Centerâs mission is to provide high quality health care, with access for all, in Southern Sonoma County. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community.
The Petaluma Health Center is an eight-time award winner in the North Bay Business Journalâs Best Places to Work for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2009 and we were named as one of "2015 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay" by the North Bay Business Journal.
We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove and surrounding areas. We are organized as a private, non-profit corporation and governed by a consumer and community led Board of Directors.
For more information about us, please visit us at www.phealthcenter.org.
Position Title: Nutritionist
Summary: The Nutritionist operates in a team with other health center providers and support staff to provide nutritional education and counseling to all age groups, including pregnant women, post-partum patients and children. The Nutritionist provides dietary and lifestyle health education for Petaluma Health Center patients.
Areas of Responsibility:
â¢ Collaborates with providers to identify and connect with patients in need of nutritional education and care plans
â¢ Assesses patient nutritional status through history taking, review of the medical record, and consultation with the primary care provider
â¢ Establishes nutritional and lifestyle goals for patients in collaboration with patients and primary care providers
â¢ Meets directly with patients to identify educational needs, provide individual
instruction, utilize informational handouts/booklets, or refer to community resources as needed
â¢ Promotes healthy lifestyles by advising patients on diet, hygiene, and disease prevention
â¢ Documents patient information, both timely and accurately as per protocol
â¢ Arranges appropriate follow up according the medical condition
â¢ Co-facilitates shared medical visits for chronic disease management, including diabetes education, to provide nutritional support and education to patients
â¢ Identifies ways to improve care of patients, and make recommendations to the Chief Medical Officer, Team Director of Integrative Medicine and Wellness, and Internal Quality Improvement Committee
â¢ Performs research and recommends ways to expand and improve nutrition programs
â¢ Participates in quality improvement of the program in conjunction with other services offered
â¢ Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
â¢ Bachelorâs degree in Nutrition or related field required
â¢ Registration as a Registered Dietician by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association
â¢ Experience leading cooking demos and providing nutritional education in group settings
â¢ Prior experience in chronic disease and/or maternity nutrition counseling preferred
â¢ Familiarity with Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) practices
Licenses and Certifications:
â¢ Must maintain continuing education as required for certification renewals
â¢ Must have active and current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
â¢ Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHCâs credentialing and privileging requirements
Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.
Petaluma Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Please apply directly through our career page at www.phealthcenter.org.
Please apply directly through our Career Page at www.phealthcenter.org
[posted May 23, 2018]
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