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Dietitian/Community Diabetes Educator (Diabetes Dayton)

POSITION TITLE:  Dietitian/Community Diabetes Educator

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director, Diabetes Dayton

POSITION SUMMARY:

This team member will perform work of a complex and professional nature.  They are responsible for development, dissemination of nutrition education materials and wellness education programs for use by agency clients, staff and general public. They are responsible for assessing individual’s nutritional needs, and working with clients and community agencies to coordinate services. They will provide comprehensive nutrition services including health promotion, disease prevention, and Medical Nutrition Therapy to clients, individuals and groups to maximize their health and independence.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Establish a potential client base to deliver diabetes education and MNT in the Greater Dayton Area
  • Act as Quality Coordinator of Diabetes Dayton’s ADCES-Recognized diabetes education program. Coordinate and oversee the provision of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) to ensure education aligns with ADCES Standards and that Recognition requirements are met.
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy in-person in clients’ homes, in office, or via telehealth.
  • Lead DSMES sessions, both individual sessions and group classes as requested, at locations including Diabetes Dayton, clients’ homes, and community locations.
  • Work collaboratively with Executive Director of Diabetes Dayton to achieve goals and mission of Diabetes Dayton.
  • Provide diabetes education and presentations in-person or via webinars or other virtual modes as requested for groups and organizations, including corporate, non-profit, and education systems.
  • Complete annual review, with revision as needed, of the diabetes education service’s nutrition and medical curriculum, program forms, and support materials.
  • Act as Lead Dietitian for Diabetes Dayton Camps for children with diabetes to ensure dietary needs are being met, appropriate snacks are on hand and educational components are being met.
  • As needed, complete biometrics for staff and other organizations, such as Dayton Public Schools staff or corporations.
  • Provide diabetes education, information and resources as requested for interns, new staff, and volunteers.
  • Responsible for acquiring and maintaining continuing education, licensure, and credential requirements.
  • Participate in LifeCare Alliance’s Wellness department and Diabetes Dayton training as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work setting will be in office and the community including but not limited to home visits, wellness centers, dining centers and corporate wellness sites. Personal vehicle required for travel. Position requires driving to and from locations within the community in all types of weather conditions. Work is generally between agency opening and closing (8am – 4:30pm), Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and Saturdays.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Registered dietitian who is licensed to work as an RD in the State of Ohio.  Minimum 3 years’ experience as diabetes educator; experience in both clinical and community settings preferred. The RD is accountable for his/her own professional development and practice within the scope of care defined by law. Position requires professional liability insurance, vehicle available for agency use, valid Ohio driver’s license, a good driving record and adequate auto insurance.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES NECCESSARY:

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of Medical Nutrition Therapy and specialized knowledge in community health practices and principles and the ability to apply knowledge to individuals and groups.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract and Medicare requirements for medical nutrition therapy.
  • Knowledge of workings of community organizations and their resources as they are related to client health.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to utilize and teach nutrition therapy in a patient-centered approach including assessment, intervention and evaluation.
  • Ability to accept responsibility and accountability, understand professional, legal and moral limitations.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, staff members, community health and social services agencies.
  • Ability to educate adults in group and individual settings.
  • Ability to organize priorities when competing demands occur, and to work in fast-paced environment with numerous timeframes and deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

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