Berkshire Health Systems Diabetes Educator / Dietitian I in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
The Diabetes Educator RD has additional knowledge in diabetes and diabetes self-management training obtained through working within a self-management education program and through continuing education credits approved by the American Diabetes Association. The RD will provide nutritional care and consultation to patients and their caregivers for inpatients, outpatients and planned community programs. The RD will provide current expert nutrition knowledge to healthcare professionals to improve nutrition care and health outcomes across the continuum. The RD will responsibly comply with all inpatient and outpatient regulatory groups to provide high quality comprehensive diabetes care.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum qualifications are required unless stated otherwise.)
1-2 years previous hospital clinical experience preferred.
Education and Training:
Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics or related field required.
Completed internship or other approved pathway to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and requirements for eligibility.
License, Certification & Registration:
LDN - MA Dietitian/Nutritionist
RD - Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration within 6 months of hire.
To maintain employment must complete fifteen continuing education hours per year in approved diabetes related topics.
Must obtain Certified Diabetes Educator status within five years.
Work effectively as both an independent practitioner and a team member, within established policies and standards.
Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.
Must maintain current knowledge and provide nutrition care with minimal supervision.
Must demonstrate ability to complete projects and assignments with expected outcomes.
Must present appropriate role modeling as a health care provider, demonstrating a healthy lifestyle.