Outpatient Registered Dietitian

Location US-PA-ALLENTOWN
System ID
732868
Category
Nutrition
Relocation Type
No
Employment Status
Full-Time

Unit Description

Do you have a passion for helping others?

 

Sodexo is seeking an Outpatient Registered Dietitian for the Lehigh Valley Health Network - Weight Management Center located in Allentown, PA.  This Registered Dietitian will provide specialized medical nutrition therapy to the adult population in the areas of bariatrics & weight management. 

 

The successful candidate will:

  • Empower clients to achieve life changing goals who are currently experiencing obesity.
  • Provide individualized and group education to clients through evidence-based nutrition care in the specialized areas of bariatrics and weight management.
  • Practice the Nutrition Care Process with proficiency in ADIME charting.
  • Demonstrates competency in the Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment to address underlying malnutrition;
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to recommend, implement, and monitor nutrition interventions with overall improvement in clinical outcomes;
  • Provide professional staff education to ensure the safe management and care of clients and families.
  • Participate in quality improvement projects within the department;
  • Acts as a mentor to students and new dietitians.

 

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Be a Registered Dietitian with outpatient experience (preferrably bariatrics and/or weight management);
  • Credentialing as a Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM) or be willing to obtain while in the role; 
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and interdisciplinary team members at all levels;
  • Have the proven ability to effectively engage, motivate and influence others regarding their nutrition;
  • Have strong presentation skills;
  • Have demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the role;
  • Have a history of working independently with little direction and with a positive outlook;
  • Have a commitment to continued education in the nutrition field and implementation of new and innovative ideas.

 

Learn more about LVHN-Weight Management Center at:  https://www.lvhn.org/locations/weight-management-center

 

Learn more about Sodexo’s Benefits 

 

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At Sodexo, we offer Nutrition and Wellness positions in a variety of business segments, including Schools, Universities, Health Care, Personal and Home Health Services, and Senior Living locations across the United States. Continue your search for Nutrition jobs.

 

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Position Summary

Responsible for providing direct comprehensive nutrition services including those for complex needs.
Key Duties
-Directs nutrition care of special needs population to ensure nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.
-Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction to ensure account retention.
-Manages, promotes, and educates others on food and nutrition programs according to Sodexo standards and policy.
-Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests and probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate Sodexo resource when necessary.
-Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. Health Dept., -HIPAA/Privacy Act, Joint Commission, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel) by keep abreast of the most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice.
-Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments. .

 

 

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in health care including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted or independent living facilities, long-term care, retirement homes, or clinics + registered dietitian

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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