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Clinical Nutritionist

Company: Harbor Health Services
Location: Boston
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

The Clinical Nutritionist administers optimal nutrition care to health center patients and families through assessing nutrition needs and developing and implementing individualized, evidence-based care plans. This position is will include one evening until 6:30 PM. The Nutritionist home site is the Daniel Driscoll-Neponset Health Center but supports nutrition across all Harbor health centers through telehealth appointments as needed. We offer an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, & Disability insurance, 403b Savings Plan, Generous Paid Time Off plus 11 additional Holidays and much more! Responsibilities: Provides optimal nutrition care to patients by obtaining diet history to determine patient's past and current eating habits and performing assessment of nutrient needs based on diet history, review of provider referral and/or medical record, and prior discussion with other health care team members, when applicable.Develops and implements nutrition care plans based on approved standards of care to meet assessed needs, including short- and long-term goals; evaluates effectiveness of care plan and counseling in meeting established goals and plans follow up care as needed.Collaborates with interdisciplinary care team and gives integrated nutrition care as needed.Maintains records of nutrition care, documents effectively and communicates pertinent nutrition data though documentation in the medical record in accordance with agency policies. Maintains ongoing communication with referring provider to ensure continuity of care. Provides medical nutrition therapy, nutrition education, and food access resources to patients of the Ryan White program.Assists in the development and implementation of nutrition education and referral program for the food pantry and other low-income clients of the agency including quarterly nutrition workshops/cooking demonstrations.Selects and develops culturally appropriate education materials.Must be able to travel in a timely manner between Harbor sites as needed. Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Registered Dietitian (RD), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) in the state of Massachusetts requiredCertified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred1 year of experience in a healthcare settingAbility to communicate in second language Spanish, Vietnamese or Portuguese preferredSelf-motivated; ability to work in collaborative, team-based environmentExcellent written and verbal communications skills Familiarity with Electronic Medical Records applications, EPIC preferred.Basic skills in Microsoft applications; specifically, Word, Excel and OutlookAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Harbor Health Services, Boston , Clinical Nutritionist, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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