Job Description

Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed and may be modified, interpreted and/or applied in any way as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including assessments, evaluation, and treatment for nutritional, dietary, and feeding risks or disorders.
  • Consults with providers regarding patients’ diagnosis, prognosis, and progress.
  • Develops and implements functional, measurable goals to address nutrition needs or dietary changes.
  • Reassesses patient progress on goals and need for continued services on a regular basis.
  • Assists in the identification, assessment, and intervention for patients referred to and/or in need of nutrition services/evaluation or diagnosed with nutrition related disease.
  • Ensures patients and families receive accurate explanations of nutritional assessments and goals for needed changes or maintenance of health.
  • Develops services that address the functional needs of the patient to improve health and development in a manner that reflects understanding of family dynamics that affect patient health.
  • Instructs patient and/or family members in the proper and safe usage of supplements, formulas, diets, and activity.
  • Assists in coordination of services and recommends appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Collaborates with community agencies and professionals in order to provide timely and seamless services to eligible patients and families.
  • Develops and maintains patient progress reports and documentation.
  • Provides consultation and timely reports of patient evaluation, reassessments, and disposition to providers.
  • Participates in specified nutrition promotion, education and/or prevention programs for associated nutritional health issues as appropriate.
  • Attends and participates in required staff meetings.
  • Participates in documentation reviews.

 

Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Bachelor's degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Certification in pediatrics and/or nutrition support and diabetes education preferred.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Automobile and valid driver’s license necessary as position requires travel.
  • Participates in continuing education programs to maintain professional competence and skills.

Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to accurately comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the work place to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, and other office machinery.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.

 

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to skillfully gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring considerable independent judgment.
  • Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
  • Displays high level of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of health care plans and community health centers.
  • Knowledge of current research and effective, developmentally appropriate approaches and practices.
  • Knowledge of disabilities and dietary issues and illnesses.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.

 

Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work occasionally requires travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Work requires ability to be contacted by cell phone during or outside of regular work hours. Cell Phone stipend will be provided.