Under the general supervision of The Vice President of the New England Heart Institute and the direct supervision of the Department Director of Cardiovascular Wellness, within established Catholic Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures, the nutrition instructor performs the following essential functions:
Assesses each referred Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cholesterol Management Center, Outpatient Diabetes Resource Institute and/or the Wellness Center participant for desired weight, blood glucose, and lipid management as appropriate. Demonstrates an understanding of the cardiovascular disease process relative to nutrition, weight, blood glucose and lipid management and develops a dietary prescription that will safely and effectively guide the patient/client toward an optimal outcome. Conducts interview/intake sessions on patients/clients in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cholesterol Management Center, Outpatient Diabetes Resource Institute and/or the Wellness Center, obtains a diet history and analyzes the patients’/clients’ diets. Reviews patient/client records regarding medical/health history, cardiac and diabetes risk factors, and pertinent laboratory information, including diagnoses and therapeutic course. Assesses patient’s/client’s and families’ and/or significant others’ knowledge of cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes including their individual risk factors relative to lipid, blood glucose and weight management.
Education: • BS Degree from an approved college or university and a coordinated undergraduate program; Registered Dietitian.
Experience: • Minimum of two years experience in clinical dietetics.
Licensure/Certification: • Registered Dietitian. Must maintain registration with the Commission of Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. • Must be a Licensed Dietitian (LD) in the State of New Hampshire. (Exception: An applicant for licensure as a dietitian who was registered as a dietitian with the Commission of Dietetic Registration on or before December 31, 2000, shall be deemed to have met the requirements for licensure in the State of NH.)