Primary Care Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
- Astoria, OR
- posted October 21, 2019
Coastal Family Health Center
Position Description:This is a great opportunity to work in our top-tier healthcare organization and gain experience in an innovative nutrition services model! Whether you are a newly-registered dietitian or an experienced professional, we want to talk to you! Relocation allowance is available for this position. In our medical clinics, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists work side by side with medical and mental health providers to address the nutritional needs of primary care patients. As a Patient Centered Medical Home, YVFWC equally values the contributions of all medical team members. Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are located at all primary care sites, and counsel patients of all ages with nutrition-related conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight management, digestive issues, food allergies, etc.), as well as for preventative education (Well Child Checks, prenatal counseling, healthy families) and for general nutrition questions and concerns. The Primary Care Nutrition Services model utilizes Motivational Interviewing, and nutrition interventions are tailored to meet the individual's lifestyle and support their health goals in a judgment-free, sensitive, and supportive environment. Our Primary Care RDNs are readily accessible in our clinics for warm hand-offs from providers and are proactive in identifying patients to drop-in on through the use of reports and registries. Same-day access is available to any patient who has established care at our clinics at no cost. If you want to join a team where your work is valued and truly matters, choose YVFWC! Responsibilities include: 1. Proactively identify patients to counsel through standard protocols. 2. Receive warm handoff referrals from the clinic medical team. 3. Provide Medical Nutrition Therapy and preventative education through Motivational Interviewing. 4. Document visits appropriately using standard protocols in Electronic Health Record. 5. Interact and collaborate with care team. 6. Participate in clinic and department meetings. 7. Collaborate with internal and external parties. 8. Participate in process improvement efforts. 9. Communicate effectively with supervisor, clinic manager, and other relevant parties.
Minimum Qualifications:1. Bachelor's degree in Dietetics or other relevant field 2. One year of work experience in primary care, community/public health, or clinical setting preferred 3. Experience working with patients of all ages 4. Computer proficiency Licenses/Certificates/Registration: 1. Registered Dietitian OR be registration eligible. RD exam must be completed within 90 days of hire. If the exam is failed, the employee must take the exam every 55 days following the initial exam date. The RD exam must be passed within 547 days (1.5 years) of hire. 2. A current driver's license and proof of automobile insurance liability. 3. If going to bill for MCM, Licensed Dietitian (or LD eligible and obtains within 90 day of receiving RD status).
Desired Qualifications:Skills: 1. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred. A passing score of 9 on the ALTA assessment is required for bilingual differential pay. 2. Flexible 3. Initiative 4. Good communicator 5. Forward-thinking 6. Collaborative