AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY)

  • Registered Dietitian / Nutritionist

    ID
    2018-5164
    Office Name
    Babylon
    Type
    Full Time
    City
    Babylon
    Union / Non-Union
    Non-Union
    Primary Location
    US-NY-Babylon
    Daily Schedule
    TBD
    Dept/Spec
    Clinical Care Quality [71680]
  • Overview

    AdvantageCare Physicians is the largest physician led outpatient medical office in the New York Metropolitan Area. With 36 medical offices in the Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, we aspire to be the preferred care destination for our patients and the communities we serve. This vision is accomplished through focusing our care on the needs of our patients as we partner with them in the pursuit of better health. Each and every day, our actions should be guided by these principles as we interact with our patients, each other and our communities. The values that drive the AdvantageCare Physicians culture include a caring attitude, quality focus, collaboration, excellence and good citizenship. By integrating these behaviors into our day-to-day operations, we can deliver the highest quality healthcare while also creating positive patient experiences.

    Job Summary

    We are seeking a Registered Dietitian who will serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health team in the treatment and care of patients.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    The Registered Dietitian serves as a member of the interdisciplinary health team in the treatment and care of patients. Responsible for patient nutritional care and education.

     

    Make the Healthy Choice – Switch to AdvantageCare Physicians.

    At AdvantageCare physicians you’ll be a vital member of an interdisciplinary team – working directly with patients to provide high-quality education, weight-management counseling and diabetes self-management training and support.  Highly motivated individuals must be well-versed in Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and have excellent communication and collaborative skills.  This is a fresh opportunity to put your expertise and compassion to work, in an exciting environment dedicated to patient care and team-based support.

    Only at AdvantageCare Physicians can you get all the benefits and support of working for the largest physician-led practice in the NY metro area, and still feel like you’re in a friendly, neighborhood office.  We give you the unique opportunity to do what you love…in a place like no other!

    Position Highlights:

    • Oversees day-to-day functions of nutrition counseling practice and diabetes self- management programs
    • Provides both individualized and group counseling for patients
    • Develops nutrition education materials including meal and snack ideas and recipes
    • Participates in ongoing training and orientation on E.H.R. system, medical home requirements, compliance, continuing education and team building
    • Performs other job-related duties as required
    • Spanish Speaking Candidates preferred

    Provides medical nutrition therapy for patients of all age ranges for a variety of nutrition-related health conditions.           

    Provides diabetes self-management education and training for diabetes patient population.              

    Assesses patient nutritional status, diet history, food habits and determines risk level/needs. Confers with provider as appropriate on effect of nutritional status.           

    Provides patient/family counseling on appropriate nutrition and develops/implements plan of care. Follows up via phone and office visits.          

    Educate patients and families about managing conditions.              

    Counsels patients on special diets and diet techniques to ensure proper preparation and nutritional intake.            

    Records nutritional assessment/plan summary for medical record. Maintain accurate and complete medical charts and supply of educational materials.       

    Assesses nutritional status of patient population using anthropometric measurements, laboratory indices and nutrition histories.              

    Counsel patients on an individual basis regarding nutrition and behavior changes for desired outcomes.          

    Develop nutrition education materials to be added to group's standard of practice.              

    Coordinates with support staff to remind patients of appointments and collect appropriate information prior to appointments.          

    Participate in ongoing training and orientation on HER system, medical home requirements, continuing education and team building. 

    Maintain working knowledge of current trends in nutrition and health issues. Provide training for staff and physicians when appropriate.    

    Conduct group sessions for weight loss and diabetes self-management education, including education on the planning and preparation of food at home for these patients.      

    Is punctual and maintains a satisfactory attendance record.           

    Demonstrates flexibility in the acceptance and completion of work assignments.   

    Ensures that all patients receive personalized, prompt attention and are treated with receptiveness, dignity and respect.           

    Recognizes and performs duties which need to be performed although not directly assigned.               

    Attends all meetings as directed by Director of Nutrition and Medical Director.       

    Demonstrates flexibility in the acceptance and completion of work assignments.   

    Completes all necessary forms in an accurate and timely manner. 

    Demonstrates good judgment, discretion and ability to problem solve.       

    Performs other job-related duties as required.      

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s Degree required

    Successful completion of CDR examination for registered dietician (RD) required

     

     

     

    3-5 years of related experience required

    1-2 years of management experience required

    Knowledge of nutritional/dietetic principles and applications and the use of nutrition care process required

    Knowledge of concepts and methods of patient education including teaching and educational aids. Effectively develop and conduct education programs, serve as a resource to health team required

    Knowledge of how to design and implement special diets specific to a health condition required

    Skill in nutritional principles through appropriate assessment of status/needs and development of care plans based on appropriate calorie levels and nutrient adequacy required

    Skill in understanding of nutritional impact on health status by developing appropriate diets for patients with diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, adult and pediatric obesity, pre/post natal, renal disease, gestational diabetes, cancer, digestive disorders, vitamin/mineral deficiencies etc. required

    3 years as a dietician, 2 years’ experience in a health care setting preferred

    Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

     

    Certified dietician/nutritionist by the state of New York required.

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