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Nutritionist

Location West Falls Church, Virginia Job Number 1010026 Date posted 05/20/2022
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Description:
To provide medical nutrition therapy, preventive nutrition counseling, and serve as the expert resource for health care staff for consultation and education. This position consistently supports compliance and Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct by adhering to federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures. In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

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 data, and modifies these plans as necessary during treatment.
  • Counsels patients and 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 with other aspects of medical care.  
  • 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 or interventions.
  • 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 on nutritional treatment options.
  • Attends and participates in Nutrition Department meetings.
  • Provides nutritionist coverage to the assigned medical centers as needed.

  • Basic Qualifications:


    Experience



    • Minimum three (3) years of experience including individual assessment and group education.



    Education



    • High School Diploma 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:



    • Advanced certification desirable

    • Second language desirable

    • DC, MD license required



     


    Preferred Qualifications:



    •   Spanish speaking preferred.



    Primary Location: Virginia,Falls Church,Falls Church Medical Center Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M38|UFCW|Local 400 Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Falls Church Medical Center - Diet & Nutritn Counsel-RegClin - 1808 Travel: Yes, 10 % 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.