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Registered Dietitian Weight Management

Location: Jonesboro, GA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 825411 Date posted: 09/04/2019
Description:
Acts as a specialty associate provider of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), which involves assessment, individual and group education, and counseling of members of all ages with nutrition related diagnoses. Functions as a consultant to the practitioners and staff of Kaiser Permanente. Represents Kaiser Permanente in the community as requested and able.


Essential Functions:
- Develops and implements a plan of care based on assessment of nutritional status and needs of an individual referred PCP, internal or external specialist, or network practitioner.
- Provides on-going education and counseling to members in an individual and/or group setting.
- Evaluates individual outcomes for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and adjusts plan of care as needed.
- Documents all encounters in the medical record.
- Functions as a specialty team member by providing MNT in coordination with the total care of member (e.g., works with Cardiovascular Disease Team-CVD team and with Behavioral Health and Endocrinology in the assessment and preparation of member for possible bariatric surgery).
- Maintains confidentiality of patient and medical information.
- Develops and implements classes as deemed appropriate.
- Develops educational materials, nutrition assessment tools, and policy and procedures as needed.
- Assesses the nutrition component of materials and classes offered by member health education.
- Provides in-services to practitioners and staff.
- Engages in community outreach and education working closely with Health Education, Workplace Wellness, Marketing, Community Relations and to provide this service.
- Partners with other members of Prevention and Health Promotion.
- Serves on relevant committees and task forces.
- Acts as an expert resource for nutrition information and serves as editor/writer for nutrition related articles both for KP internal sources and for outside sources.
- Instructs members as needed in the use of glucose meters.
- Contact members monthly who are identified as having newly discovered pre diabetes working from a Pre Diabetes IPM list (from Healthy Solutions) and work the Nutrition Referral Pool to determine how best to meet the needs of those referred to Nutrition services.


Basic Qualifications:

Experience
- Two (2) years of professional experience as a Registered Dietitian.
- Experience with chronic disease management especially diabetes mellitus.
Education
- Bachelor's (BS) degree in nutrition/dietetics or in home economics with a nutrition/dietetics emphasis.
- Practicum as part of the degree or internship following completion of degree.
License, Certification, Registration
- Current Registered Dietitian (RD) with American Dietetic Association (ADA).
- Current Licensed Dietitian (LD) with the state of GA.
- Current Certified Diabetes Educator or will obtain certification within three years of hire.
 
Additional Requirements:
- Broad base/general knowledge of nutrition principles across the life cycle.
- Able to assess and interpret lab results.

 

Preferred Qualifications:
- Two (2)+ years of experience in an ambulatory care setting.
Primary Location: Georgia,Jonesboro,Southwood Specialties 2470 Mt. Zion Pkwy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Workdays: Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 8:00 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 1996 Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Weight Loss Management Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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