Nutrition Specialist ( Job Number: 158103 )
Kaiser Permanente - Portland, OR

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To support the Health Education Services Department by providing and interpreting nutrition information and strategies in a supportive learning environment to members/customers as a treatment for medical conditions. To direct patients/members toward a healthier lifestyle thus improving their status and adding to their satisfaction. Essential Functions: ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Leads health education and group appointments classes according to established protocol and curriculum, including assessing learning needs and barriers and adjusting presentations to meet identified group needs.
• Teaches and reinforces a low fat and low sugar eating pattern and essentials of adequate nutrition using didactic and behavior change techniques.
• Create a supportive group atmosphere conducive to participant success.
• Functions as a team player for planning and conducting presentations and in developing and updating additional curriculum.
• Maintains current knowledge in the nutrition and behavior change field as it applies to the particular program taught.
• Manages routine data collection and administrative duties in a timely manner, including outcome documentation.
• Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings and training sessions. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
• Two years experience teaching adults
• One year experience counseling consumers on dietary modifications.
• Registration in the American Dietetic Association (RD-Registered Dietitian) or
• BS degree in nutrition or nutrition related field, or dietetics with at least five years experience teaching applied nutrition and /or leading weight management groups and registration in the American Dietetics Association (DTR- Dietetic Technician Registered) or MS degree in nutrition or nutrition-related field.
• Comprehensive knowledge in human nutrition and dietetics.
• Working knowledge in current dietary treatments for weight management, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes.
• Ability to present curriculum content clearly, accurately and with consideration for participant needs and educational level.
• Ability to facilitate a positive group process, reinforcing participant responsibilities, in a time limited format.
• Must be able to work a variety of shifts without incurring overtime pay. Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• One year experience working in an HMO setting.
• Two years leading weight management groups.
• MS degree in nutrition or dietetics or related field.
• Working knowledge of behavior modification and relapse prevention.
• Has the skills and ability to co-facilitate task oriented groups.
• Ability to facilitate adult groups in specific area of instruction (i.e., weight management, adolescence, cardiovascular risks)
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