Trinity Health Dietician in Springfield, Massachusetts
Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day Shift
Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group is looking for a Dietician to join a mission-driven healthcare team. Our vision is to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to those within our local communities, creating a positive impact for each individual that walks through our doors.
The Dietician coordinates the entire outpatient education and support group programs for the Comprehensive Weight Management Program including continuing education in nutrition for healthcare professionals. Provides optimal nutritional care to persons with weight issues by effectively identifying patient needs, assessing nutritional status, designing appropriate plans of care and monitoring patient progress to maximize clinical outcomes. Provides sound nutritional information/education and guidance to physicians, staff, patients, and families.
Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:
Great benefits start on date of hire
Career growth and advancement potential
Diverse and inclusive culture
You Will Be Responsible For:
Oversees the development of weight management-related community education and support groups. Promotes positive relations with the community.
Develops and coordinates, in collaboration with appropriate health care specialists, curricula for various education programs as needed, including content, goals and objectives, target audience, instructors, evaluation tool, schedule, and charge. Keeps up-to-date on the latest educational materials and techniques to maintain state of the art education. Annually develops a procedure to evaluate the program curriculum for process, outcomes, and effectiveness.
Assesses nutritional status and educational needs of patients and documents assessments.
Provides nutritional counseling and close follow-up for patients and family members and documents educational plan.
Maintains communication with the referring provider about patient’s education plan and recommendations.
Participates in providing nutrition education activities and behavior modification skills in a group setting.
Represents Mercy Weight Loss Solutions, Mercy Medical Center, and Trinity Health Of New England as a professional dietitian to providers, patients, and the public.
Contributes to the goals for outreach and increased visibility and participates in building a referral base.
Participates in achieving and maintaining recognition of the educational program.
Participates in department and/or hospital quality improvement activities as requested.
Provides age-specific care related to patient’s unique physical and psychosocial needs.
Education : A minimum of 5 years experience in Nutrition Education required. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics or closely related field. Master’s Degree in Nutrition Education, Public Health, Health Education, Counseling or related field preferred.
Registered Dietitian and licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist required.
Member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, American Diabetes Association, or American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment. Excellent organization and communication skills required.
About Trinity Health Of New England:
Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so.Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital.
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Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.