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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Company: OLE Health
Location: Napa
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I
DEPARTMENT: Nutrition, Health Education & Perinatal Services REPORTS TO: Director of Nutrition, Health Education, and Perinatal Services SUPERVISION GIVEN: None
JOB SUMMARY: The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I provides education to OLE Health patients in various settings such as individual consult, group, and telephone contact. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the Nutrition and Health Education component of OLE Health healthcare services to patients. The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist I is part of an interdisciplinary team that includes the Medical Provider, Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Dentist, Comprehensive Perinatal Health Worker, Care Coordination, and Patient Services Representative.
KNOWLEDGE OF WORK Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment by prioritizing work activities, handling multiple tasks, working with interruptions, negotiating deadlines, and dealing with confidential information
Demonstrates dependability and organizational abilities
Knowledge of Microsoft Office; electronic health record system preferred
Knowledge of Federally Qualified Health Centers
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and nutritional screening for OLE Health patients utilizing the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) at any time during the patient's health care continuum, including pediatrics, perinatal nutrition, adult nutrition, chronic disease management, and geriatrics: Conduct assessment of patient's nutritional risk status utilizing patient medical diagnosis and Provider orders, patient medical history/lab data, social determinants, and other clinical information relating to patient care; Determine nutritional diagnosis and develop individualized intervention and care plan and provide long-term monitoring and evaluation of patient nutritional status and health goals
Schedule and conduct follow-up MNT visits based on acuity of illness, medical diagnosis, and patient need per assessment and care team input
Confer with, serve as a resource for, and communicate effectively with Providers and clinic staff, the patient(s), and the patient's family/pertinent persons regarding patient plan of care and critical information as appropriate
Ensure continuity of care for OLE Health patients between internal OLE Health services, programs, and Providers while providing clear and timely communication
Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings to discuss complex patient cases, work-flow and/or processes related to operations and the Integrated Care Model
Follow department, scope-specific and OLE Health guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols for patient care and service quality: make recommendations to Providers on medication/insulin needs and/or adjustments and adjust insulin for patients with Diabetes per standing orders/protocols
Provide discipline-specific input for the development, approval, implementation, and annual revisions of Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) Nutrition and/or Health Education protocols and serve as discipline-specific expert consultant to the CPSP staff as assigned
Ensure correct and timely documentation and billing in the patient's electronic medical record, utilize appropriate organizational electronic communication systems, and communicate by other appropriate means on patient plan of care
Collaborate with and refer patient to external services, programs, agencies and Providers as warranted
Submit Treatment Authorization Requests (TAR) to insurance companies as warranted
Assist in program assessment, development, implementation, and of new programs/protocols/trainings based on department and OLE Health needs
Assist in developing/revising, implementing, and promoting Nutrition and/or Health Education related educational materials, curricula, policies, procedures, protocols, templates, and marketing materials; organize and stock materials as necessary
Participate in new staff/student/intern competence and performance development and community outreach events and community education as needed
Assume responsibility for ongoing professional development and continuing education by review of literature and professional journals, attend conferences/programs to update knowledge and skills, and continuously seek to improve and maintain professional competence
Seek out additional learning as the organization, department, and technology evolves/changes as well as to accommodate patient needs
Participant in and attend at all meetings as requested, including but not limited to department staff meetings, pod/site meetings, provider meetings/trainings, and program subcommittees
Perform other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING 1. Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field required; Masters in Nutritional Science, Public Health, Health Education, or related field preferred.
2. Currently registered as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as defined by the California Business and Professional Code and be current with CDR portfolio.
3. 1-2 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in an outpatient education department/health center teaching patient in individual and/or group setting preferred.
4. Must certify and remain current in CPR.
5. Strong verbal and written communication skills; Bilingual (English/Spanish) language preferred; Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills required.
6. Experience providing MNT and individual counseling.
7. Experience with Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) preferred.
8. Experience with Sweet Success Diabetes and Pregnancy Program preferred.
9. Experience with teaching and modeling self-management skills, concepts, resources and tools related to health, lifestyle change, and behavior modification preferred.
10. Experience working with patients with chronic diseases and other primary prevention programs preferred.
11. Must have a professional and mature demeanor and maintain a positive attitude with changing conditions.

Keywords: OLE Health, Napa , Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Healthcare , Napa, California

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