Kaiser Permanente Registered Dietitian Weight Management in Atlanta, Georgia
Acts as a specialty associate provider of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), which involves assessment, individual and group education, and counseling of members of all ages with nutrition related diagnoses. Functions as a consultant to the practitioners and staff of Kaiser Permanente. Represents Kaiser Permanente in the community as requested and able.
Develops and implements a plan of care based on assessment of nutritional status and needs of an individual referred PCP, internal or external specialist, or network practitioner.
Provides on-going education and counseling to members in an individual and/or group setting.
Evaluates individual outcomes for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and adjusts plan of care as needed.
Documents all encounters in the medical record.
Functions as a specialty team member by providing MNT in coordination with the total care of member (e.g., works with Cardiovascular Disease Team-CVD team and with Behavioral Health and Endocrinology in the assessment and preparation of member for possible bariatric surgery).
Maintains confidentiality of patient and medical information.
Develops and implements classes as deemed appropriate.
Develops educational materials, nutrition assessment tools, and policy and procedures as needed.
Assesses the nutrition component of materials and classes offered by member health education.
Provides in-services to practitioners and staff.
Engages in community outreach and education working closely with Health Education, Workplace Wellness, Marketing, Community Relations and to provide this service.
Partners with other members of Prevention and Health Promotion.
Serves on relevant committees and task forces.
Acts as an expert resource for nutrition information and serves as editor/writer for nutrition related articles both for KP internal sources and for outside sources.
Instructs members as needed in the use of glucose meters.
Contact members monthly who are identified as having newly discovered pre diabetes working from a Pre Diabetes IPM list (from Healthy Solutions) and work the Nutrition Referral Pool to determine how best to meet the needs of those referred to Nutrition services.
Two (2) years of professional experience as a Registered Dietitian.
Experience with chronic disease management especially diabetes mellitus.
Bachelor's (BS) degree in nutrition/dietetics or in home economics with a nutrition/dietetics emphasis.
Practicum as part of the degree or internship following completion of degree.
License, Certification, Registration
Current Registered Dietitian (RD) with American Dietetic Association (ADA).
Current Licensed Dietitian (LD) with the state of GA.
Current Certified Diabetes Educator or will obtain certification within three years of hire.
Broad base/general knowledge of nutrition principles across the life cycle.
Able to assess and interpret lab results.
- Two (2)+ years of experience in an ambulatory care setting.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
TITLE: Registered Dietitian Weight Management
LOCATION: Atlanta, Georgia
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
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