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Clinical Nutritionist (part time, 24 hours)

Part-time
Responsible for the comprehensive delivery of outpatient preventive health and wellness-focused nutrition consultation using evidence-based practices. Screens, assesses and implements nutrition care plans; documents in EPIC and coordinates patient care with Executive Health Services and Concierge Medicine staff. Tailors his/her approach to care delivery/recommendations based on the patient's needs; recognizing he/she will be providing services for patients who vary in age, need and other demographics. Participates in scheduled lectures or Web-ex presentations at established client accounts on a periodic basis, often in conjunction with other department colleagues.

Clinical Responsibilities
  • Provides outpatient nutrition consultation focused on preventive health and wellness to patients seen within the Center for International and Specialized Services suite, with a primary focus on Executive Physical and Concierge Medicine patients. Assists patients with adjusting their nutritional goals, with ultimate goal of achieving optimal health and well-being for them.
  • Acts as a consultant to clinical and administrative team members. Informs and educates staff regarding current developments in nutrition, especially in their one or two specialty areas.
  • Provides outpatient nutrition consultation to Concierge Medicine patients focused on disease management, especially cardiovascular risk reduction. Acknowledging there is not a "one size fits all" approach.
  • Obtains comprehensive data on individual patients' personal, medical/health histories including anthropometric, lab results, medications, demographics, lifestyle habits and activity/exercise and incorporates this into the nutrition consultation.
  • Obtains nutrition history; determines nutrient and energy requirements, as needed, to assist patients in reaching their goals.
  • Identifies and reviews possible food/medication/herb interactions.
  • Formulates nutrition care plans based upon patients' individual goals. Establishes follow-up plans, as necessary, and continues providing nutrition care to meet the patient's goals and/or obtain appropriate clinical outcomes.
  • Documents initial and follow-up nutrition health assessments in the medical record per department standards- EPIC
  • Generally, provides nutrition consultations within the clinical suite, but opportunity for limited remote-work possible based on patient preferences/availability.
  • Performs body composition analysis (seca mBCA 515); thoroughly reviews results with patients and makes appropriate lifestyle and nutrition recommendations based on findings.
  • Other duties as necessary and required
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Develops, leads and presents nutrition lectures or webinars for client companies on a periodic basis.
  • Integrates nutrition recommendations with other aspects of patient care by participating in interdisciplinary discussions focused on patients.
  • Develops professional portfolio consistent with area of practice and seeks continuing education activities to maintain competence.
  • May conduct quarterly in-service trainings to both clinical and non-clinical staff.
  • Interprets nutrition trends found in the public media for accuracy and clarification
  • Assists with identifying and preparing science-based, consumer-oriented educational materials for patients and employer clients
  • Assists with evaluating and updating department protocols for nutrition care
  • May participate in research activities which advance the body of knowledge in their specialty areas.
  • Other duties as necessary and required

Qualifications :

Required

Registered Dietitian – Commission on Dietetic Registration

Licensed Dietitian – Commonwealth of MA

Preferred

Health Coach Certification – preferred

Education

MS in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related area required

Incumbents who do not have a Master's degree are grandfathered with 10 or more yrs of progressively responsible clinical experience

Skills/Expereience
  • 5 years' minimum clinical experience required; at least 1 of which is in an outpatient setting.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience/competency for nutrition services in 2 or more specialty areas through at least two years' experience in the specialty area, certification, and/or CEUs, such as sports and cardiovascular nutrition, and weight management.
  • Outstanding clinical and communication skills; brings excellence in understanding of nutrition within a medical setting and tailors his/her communication approach to a variety patients and staff
  • Sound judgment: understands when and how to escalate concerns. Has the utmost respect for patient confidentiality.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of the team.
  • Proven self-starter, able to integrate oneself as a key member of the clinical team and establish oneself as the resident ‘nutrition expert.'
  • Creativity: brings energy and innovative ideas for creative implementation of an established nutrition consultative service across all services lines.
  • Proven ability to counsel patients and assist them in developing and reaching their nutrition goals.
Working Conditions

Outpatient clinical suite located at 50 Staniford Street. This role is primarily an in-person role, but there may be an opportunity for limited remote work depending on the patient's needs/availability.

Posting ID: 620827737Posted: 2021-05-19Job Title: Clinical Nutritionist