Marin Community Clinics

Registered Dietitian (Bilingual)

Type
Regular Part-Time
Location
US-CA-Novato
Category
Clinical Support (M.A., R.N.)

Overview

The Registered Dietitian (RD) is responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating the nutritional component of quality health-care services to patients of Marin Community Clinics. The RD complies with all standards of practice per licensing for Registered Dietitians. The RD provides Medical Nutrition Therapy per medical provider diagnosis and referral, teaches group classes, and leads clinic quality in terms of clinic wide nutrition handouts/related updates. The Registered Dietitian reports to Director of Nutrition and Health Education.

 

Specific qualifications/requirements:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Part-Time work schedule: 3 days per week - .70 FTE (28 hours per week)
  • Tuesday and Wednesday work days are required. Monday or Thursday can be selected as the third work day.
  • Work hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm. Tuesday schedule is: 10:00am to 7:00pm

 

Responsibilities

Under general supervision, the Registered Dietitian’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to patients of Marin Community Clinics. The MNT includes all required components: subjective, objective, assessment plan based on medical provider diagnosis and referral.
  • Confers with medical providers and behavioral health therapists on patient care; shares critical patient information; participates in the patient care team.
  • Documents MNT patient visits into the electronic medical record in compliance with all standards and rules regarding Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  • Develops, updates and researches nutrition education materials. Presents these materials to the providers and others in clinic as needed to ensure consistent nutrition messages to the patients.
  • Role models and utilizes motivational interviewing and patient centered counseling techniques; ensures the patient is always at the center of nutrition care and intervention.
  • Provides group nutrition and health education for the diabetes group and other groups as needed.
  • Participates in health fair activities in the local community; Provides consultation to and works with community groups.
  • Conducts or participates in in-service education and consultation with professional staff and supporting personnel of MCC and related organizations.
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures and objectives. Continuous quality improvement objectives and safety, environmental and/or infection control standards.
  •  As appropriate, participates in specific health promotions, education and/or prevention programs. 
  • Attends medical staff meetings and general staff meetings
  • Maintains a professional relationship with staff and patients
  • Assists in the coordination and integration of all health clinic outreach programs as directed by the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve clinic goals and objectives, as directed by the Chief Medical Officer.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an American Dietetic Association (ADA) accredited program.

Must have National certification by the Commission on Dietetic Registration as a Registered Dietitian.

Must maintain CEUs as required for certification renewals.

Ability to speak and write fluently in English and Spanish required.

Ability to see 10 patients per 8 hour shift.

Ability to learn and utilize effectively the electronic medical records and charting system (Next Gen);

Intermediate knowledge of computers and MS Office Windows environment.

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products including; Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 

Experience with NextGen Electronic Health Records (EHR) a plus.

Prior experience working in Community Health environment  and with under-served patient population highly desired.

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