Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Posted: February 13, 2021

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For those who want to invent the future of health care, here's your opportunity. Great Lakes Integrated Network (GLIN) is going beyond basic care to create and support health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care and is recruiting for a Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist to work at several physician offices in our Northtowns & Southtowns locations.

Summary:

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/CDCES, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and in accordance with approved protocols, provides Diabetes Self-Management Education and training for patients with diabetes. The RD/CDCES will also provide outpatient nutrition counseling and education to clients/families with a variety of needs and diseases. This would include but is not limited to: diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, obesity, food allergies, gastrointestinal disorders, dysphagia, underweight and metabolic disorders for our pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations. This includes coordinating care, assessing and identifying risk factors, negotiating care plans with the patient, education (group and/or individual), monitoring and communicating outcomes with other providers and health care team. Candidate must also have experience with enteral and parenteral nutrition and providing recommendations as needed.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the PCP and multidisciplinary team, identify and prioritize strategies to assist patients with Diabetes Self-Management education, and strategies.
  • Understanding of the pathophysiology and medication management of diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, gastrointestinal issues, IBS/IBD, Celiac disease, food allergies, Obesity, oncology, metabolic disorders and basic concepts of nutrition care coordination, self-management and motivational techniques.
  • Using self-management-training techniques, assess, plan and implement patient and family education in an individual and/or group setting. Education includes but is not limited to self-blood glucose monitoring, medications, diet, exercise, emotional adjustment and coping skills and risk reduction.
  • Develop meal plans and educational materials.
  • Assist in teaching the ADCES accredited diabetes classes regularly. This may also include evening classes.
  • Work closely with the lead dietitian and other dietitians on staff to help ensure that department goals are being met.
  • Attend health fairs and engage in other community events to promote nutrition services.
  • Participate in Quarterly nutrition services staff meetings to ensure congruity in care and consistency. within the department as well as stay abreast of changes within the company.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Required, Master of Science is preferred
  • Registered Dietitian with current licensure and registration in NYS (CDN).
  • Advanced training in diabetes preferred (certification by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CDCES) or a minimum of comprehensive diabetes training or equivalent with evidenced of minimal 15 CUE’s annually required.
  • Required to take CDCES exam within 6 months of date of hire if does not currently hold that credential.
  • Pathophysiology and management of diabetes, lipids, hypertension, gastrointestinal issues, IBS/IBD, Celiac disease, Chron’s, metabolic disorders and basic concepts of nutrition care coordination, self-management and motivational techniques.
  • Weight management certificate of training preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process & Malnutrition Diagnosing Criteria.
  • Experience with writing nutrition care plans for patients on enteral and parenteral feeds.
  • Proficient in discussing lab results with patients.
  • Familiarity with vitamins, minerals and supplements.
  • 3-5 years of experience in outpatient nutrition counseling.
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to work independently.

Optimum Physician Alliance (OPA) is a physician-led network that operates as a subsidiary of Great Lakes Integrated Network, Inc. (GLIN) – a partnership between Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center (ECMC). 

Please send cove letter and resume via email to employment@opawny.com and in the subject line please indicate the position you are applying for.

Or Mail:

Optimum Physician Alliance

c/o Employment

726 Exchange Street

Suite 522

Buffalo, NY 14210

 

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