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Dietitians & Nutrition Services

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Good nutrition is vital to supporting and maintaining total body wellness. Whether you're a registered dietitian, a nutritionist, or a food services professional, you'll promote our mission and spread good health through good nutrition when you join our team.

Nutritionist

Location: Springfield, VA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 858165 Date posted: 01/06/2020
Description:
To provide medical nutrition therapy, preventive nutrition counseling, and serve as the expert resource for health care staff for consultation and education.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assesses patient nutrition requirements using appropriate physiological data.
  • Develops nutrition care plans for patients based on medical nutrition therapy orders and/or assessment.
  • Counsels patients / family on nutrition intervention plan both in person and through telemedicine.
  • Communicates with other members of the health care team to coordinate medical nutrition intervention
  • Plans, organizes, instructs and evaluates nutrition classes.
  • Prepares patients for bariatric surgery following established protocols.
  • Completes timely, thorough, and professional documentation of all medical nutrition therapy counseling
  • Participates in evaluating, selecting, developing and updating nutrition education materials/handouts and revision of treatment protocols, according to evidence based medical nutrition therapy research and practice.
  • Acts as a professional resource to assess educational needs, plan and teach classes for providers and staff
  • Provides nutritionist coverage to the assigned medical centers as needed.


  • Seeking a nutritionist to provide medical nutrition therapy (TPN and
    tube feedings), preventive nutrition counseling, education classes and serve as
    an expert resource for health care staff for consultation and education.  This position will support all Virginia
    locations therefore, the candidate must be willing to travel as needed and work
    some evening hours to teach classes.




    Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience including individual assessment and group education.
  • Education
  • High School or GED Required
  • License, Certification, Registration
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
  • Must be licensed as required by the jurisdiction of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia, including continuing education necessary for renewal of license.

  • Additional Requirements:
  • N/A

  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced certification desirable
  • Second language desirable
  • Primary Location: Virginia,Springfield,Springfield Medical Center 6501 Loisdale Ct. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 1 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW - Local 400 Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Nutrition / Food Services Department: Diet and Nutrition Counseling Travel: Yes, 100 % 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.

    About Dietitians & Nutrition Services Careers

    Dietitians & Nutrition Services Careers

    Whether you're supporting the health of our members, employees, or communities, the work you do supports our proactive approach to health. Opportunities exist in outpatient and inpatient care, health education, menu planning, food preparation, and more. In many of these roles, you may find yourself counseling members and community groups on their nutritional practices and educating them on how the right diet can help prevent disease and promote health.

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