Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator

  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Posted: Oct 14, 2019

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Ambulatory Specialty Practices, the Registered Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator provides optimal nutritional care to outpatient endocrinology practice by assessing nutritional needs and developing nutritional care plans using the nutrition care process.

Essential Responsibilities:
Interviews, assesses and develops plan for the institutional needs of clinic patients, in collaboration with attending physicians.
Counsels individuals, families, etc. on insulin administration, insulin pump settings and diabetes management through individual sessions and group classes.
Manages insulin titration per physician orders.
Maintains effective written and verbal communications with physicians' offices.
Documents education and assessment of outpatients in the electronic medical record.
Maintains nutrition clinic records and participates in QA activities.
Utilizes and develops resources and educational materials for patient education.
Develops and maintains BID-Plymouth Diabetes Education program clinical quality initiatives.
Facilitates community education and outreach specific to nutrition and diabetes management.
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Nutrition required.
License Lic. Dietitian/Nutritionist required., and Registration Registered Dietitian required., and Certified Diabetes Educator is required
1-3 years related work experience required.
Knowledge of nutrient analysis.
Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.
Competencies:Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.
Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.
Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.
Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.
Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Age based Competencies:
Employees in this job must be competent to provide patient care to the following age groups: Young adult: 16-30 years, Middle Age: 30 - 60 years, Elderly: 60 -.
Physical Nature of the Job:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Some elements of the job are sedentary, but the employee will be required to stand for periods of time or move through out the hospital campus