UnityPoint Clinic - West Des Moines, IA

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Essential Functions & Responsibilities
  • Assess nutrition status of patient and, based on this evaluation, plans,implements and evaluates appropriate cost-effective nutrition care of clients.
  • Teach informational classes.
  • Help coordinate the bariatric support group classes.
  • Provide nutrition education counseling utilizing techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with the patient’s referring physician and other health care providers to ensure continuity of care.
  • Maintain a high level of competence while applying current research information and methods into nutrition care of clients
  • Develop and implement an individualized plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the patient’s medical program goals and objectives, nutrition prescription, and self-management training. Assist patients in developing
    realistic, long-term health goals and goal-directed behaviors.
  • Identify opportunities to increase patient, physician, and community awareness of outpatient nutrition services.
  • Prepare and deliver community nutrition education programs as assigned.
  • Maintain accurate records of appointments for scheduling and billing.
  • Provide appropriate documentation summarizing the nutrition care plan in the patient’s medical record.
  • Assist in developing and revising patient education materials, forms, and protocols.
  • Participate in planning and developing nutrition-related policies, procedures,and goals.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in foods, human nutrition, or dietetics; food service management; or InstitutionManagement.
  • Successful completion of a postgraduate or equivalent dietetic program that fulfills requirements for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • One year experience as a clinical dietitian preferred.
  • Experience as an outpatient dietitian preferred.
  • Must be an experienced and comfortable public speaking.
  • Adept at using a computer for research and development of presentations.
  • Able to write, read, comprehend and speak fluent English.
  • Must maintain licensure as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Iowa/Illinois.
  • Must maintain registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • BLS and Mandatory Reporter certification.

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