The Registered Dietitian is responsible for promoting nutritional health for CalOptima members by providing nutritional assessments and education. The incumbent will conduct one-on-one nutrition counseling and group presentations as well as review, develop and recommend high quality, culturally appropriate nutrition education materials. The incumbent will act as a resource for CalOptima providers, health networks and community partners. Flexible schedule requires availability to participate in evening and weekend events.
Provides individual nutrition assessments, counseling and education by phone or in person using a patient-centered approach.
Develops nutrition education materials to promote prevention, management of chronic illness and healthy living.
Applies appropriate behavioral and adult learning theories to develop, present and educate members, providers and staff on nutrition topics.
Works closely with case management, population health management, pharmacy and other medical support staff to assist with member care planning.
Participates as a member of Interdisciplinary Care Teams as needed.
Possesses and maintains knowledge of the latest advances and research on various health and nutrition topics, including but not limited to pregnancy, infancy and geriatric stages of life.
Acts as a resource for CalOptima providers, health networks and community partners.
Participates in internal and external committees, coalitions and events, as directed.
Other projects and duties as assigned.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with staff at all levels, providers, other program or agency representatives, and the public.
Systematically evaluate work and apply skills to continuously improve processes.
Initiate and follow through on projects with minimal supervision.
Work within a team structure and manage/lead multiple projects simultaneously.
Think critically to solve problems.
Effectively utilize computer and applicable software (i.e. Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
Work a flexible schedule availability to participate in evening and weekend events.
Experience & Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field required. Master’s degree in Nutrition Sciences or other closely related field preferred.
Registered Dietitian Certification required.
3+ years experience required, preferably in a managed care setting.
Certified Diabetes Educator preferred.
Bilingual in English and in one of CalOptima's defined threshold language is required.
Principles, techniques and practices of preventive and therapeutic nutrition, including recommended food requirements for different age and ethnic groups, expectant mothers, infants and others with special dietary requirements.
The comparative cost of various foods in relation to their nutritional value.
Laboratory tests used for nutrition diagnosis, normal and abnormal results and their clinical significance.
Behavior change, adult learning and group process theories and application.
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