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Registered Dietitian

Job Description

Unique and exciting healthcare opportunity!!We are a progressive, rapidly growing multi-specialty group searching for a full-time Registered Dietitian on Long Island, NY to perform Diabetic Self-Management Training and Medical Nutritional Therapy in both the group and individual settings.


Job Responsibilities



  • Assesses patient needs and works with the team to develop an individualized education plan of care to facilitate the development and application of needed skills to positively impact diabetes management

  • Identifies patient's specific diabetes self-management and medical nutrition therapy goals, and develops unique educational care plan to best meet individual needs and lifestyle

  • Confers with referring provider or provider's office staff regarding patient's individual care plan and progress; establishes and records baseline data for use in monitoring and evaluating ongoing progress

  • Conducts group to educate patients/families in diabetes, identify self-management objectives and modify behavior and lifestyle; topics include overall diabetes management, coping with the disease and managing risk factors; motivational techniques, healthy eating and physical activity; how their medications work, and monitor their blood glucose; explains the risk of complications; documents diabetes education activities and interventions in accordance with established procedures

  • Must be knowledgeable about insulin delivery systems including insulin pumps, as well as continuous glucose monitoring systems

  • Monitors and documents ongoing patient progress to ensure lifestyle and behavior have been adapted to facilitate effective diabetes self-management skills

  • Conducts individual training sessions for patients who need to work on specific diabetes self-care skills in order to reduce existing risk factors (e.g. elevated cholesterol/triglyceride levels, etc.) or for other medically-necessary reason

  • Maintains and applies current knowledge of diabetes disease processes and continuous advances in diabetes understanding/treatment and self-management principles, standards, practices and tools; keeps abreast of the latest clinical advances and related methodologies/protocols


Qualifications



  • A degree in related field

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience in long-term care

  • Registered Dietitian Credentials by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

  • A Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) credential

  • A positive and proactive demeanor with excellent communication skills





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