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Registered Dietitian/Chronic Care Coordinator

Company: Mission Neighborhood Health Center
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Registered Dietitian/Chronic Care Coordinator operates in a collaborative, team environment with Care Teams and support staff to provide nutritional education and counseling to all age groups. The Registered Dietitian/Chronic Care Coordinator will lead individual and group self-management interventions to patients with chronic disease, and collaborate with external community agencies to connect patients to additional resources. The Registered Dietitian/Chronic Care Coordinator is an active member of the Care Management Program, offering nutritional counseling to patients with multiple comorbidities and high system utilization in collaboration with Care Coordinators and Registered Nurses. - Essential Functions & ResponsibilitiesThe Registered Dietitian/Chronic Care Coordinator has the following responsibilities and duties:Direct Patient Care (70%)

  • Collaborates with Care Team to identify and connect with patients in need of nutritional education and care plans
  • Assess patient nutritional status through history taking, medical record review, and assessment of patient's medication understanding, and direct consultation with Care Team.
  • Establish nutritional and lifestyle goals for patients in collaboration with patients and Care Team
  • Meet with patients to identify educational needs. Provide individual instruction, utilize informational materials, or refer to community resources as needed.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles by advising patients on diet, hygiene, and disease prevention.
  • Document patient information in a timely, accurate manner.
  • Co-facilitate shared medical visits for chronic disease management to provide nutritional support.
  • Use registry for population health outreach (i.e. reminders and care planning tools), and report feedback to Care Teams on clinical performance. - Group Health Education (20%)
    • Coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate multiple group preventative, health education visits and self-management groups for patients diagnosed with chronic disease.Administrative (10%)
      • Develop protocols and training curriculum for individual and group self-care management interventions.
      • Participate in case conferences and patient huddles as requested.
      • Develop and maintain collaborations with community organizations.
      • Provide nutritional consultation and training to staff and members of the Care Team.
      • Perform research and recommend methods to expand and improve nutrition programs.
      • Participate in Quality Improvement Committee. Identify ways to improve nutritional and health education services, workflows, and clinical outcomes. Conduct, implement, and evaluate quality improvement projects.
      • Participate in Patient Advisory Committee.
      • Perform other duties as assigned by SupervisorQualifications & RequirementsThe Registered Dietitian/Chronic Care Coordinator should have the following skills, education, and experience:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition or related degree required.
        • Registration as a Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association required.
        • Bilingual in English and Spanish required. Proficiency in an Asian-Pacific Islander language preferred.
        • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate required.
        • Clinical Diabetic Educator certification preferred.
        • Minimum of 2 years' experience in patient education, nutrition, health education, chronic disease management.
        • Experience leading group health education or providing nutritional education in group settings required.
        • Experience in primary care, ambulatory care, or community health centers preferred.
        • Experience in quality improvement preferred.
        • Experience in project management preferred.
        • Knowledge of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) practices preferred.
        • Knowledge of behavioral change preferred.Who We Are: -The Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC) is a non-profit, multi-site community health organization offering comprehensive health services in the Mission and Excelsior Districts of San Francisco. We offer primary health care services including adult medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, family planning, OB/GYN, HIV, homeless services, optometry and dental services. - We advocate for health equity and deliver innovative, high quality services responsive to the neighborhoods and diverse communities we serve with a focus on the Latino Spanish-Speaking CommunitiesBenefits
          • Opportunity to Complete City College of San Francisco CHW Certification
          • Medical Insurance - MNHC pays 90-100% based on plan
          • Dental and Vision Insurance - free to employee
          • Flex Spend Accts for health & dependent care expenses
          • Life Insurance - free basic policy plus voluntary option
          • Vacation - 2 weeks (3 weeks after 5 yrs; 4 weeks after 8 yrs)
          • 12 Paid Holidays plus your birthday and 12 Sick Days each year
          • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company ContributionPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: Mission Neighborhood Health Center, San Francisco , Registered Dietitian/Chronic Care Coordinator, Healthcare , San Francisco, California

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