Registered Dietitian - Weight Management Center

Job Requisition #: JR62106

End Date: 6/30/2023

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: Clinical (non-nursing)

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

Apply Now

Christiana Care is hiring a full time Registered Dietitian for their Weight Management program based out of Wilmington, De.

The Weight Management office offers a full array of options, including one-on-one counseling, group classes, personalized medically supervised programs, a meal-replacement program and bariatric surgery. You would be along side nurse practitioners, other registered dietitians, exercise physiologists and clinical psychologists.

As a Registered Dietitian on the team, you would help with weight management, bariatric patients, post operation nutrition and much more! You would average between 8-10 patients per day and flexible scheduling is offered.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs in-depth nutritional assessments for patients at risk of or with a chronic disease, obesity, and those who are seeking bariatric surgery
  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret scientific information to identify age-specific needs and to provide the appropriate care and education
  • Effectively communicates an evaluates diet history data through computer analysis
  • Demonstrates skill and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric population.
  • Participates as an integral part of the healthcare team by making appropriate referrals and by coordinating care with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides individual counseling and group education.
  • Maintains medical records according to HIPPA guidelines and third-party billing guidelines.
  • Assists with the development of policies, procedures and programs for the Metabolic Health services practice based, and school based programs.
  • Assists in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performance improvement activities.
  • Participates in the development and evaluation of nutrition and chronic disease education materials appropriate for adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Design and present clinically accurate innovative presentations for other health care professionals and the community
  • Participates in inter-disciplinary team meetings and patient care
  • Reviews, evaluates, and utilizes current nutrition and chronic disease management research 
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition, Registered Dietitian (R.D.) or RD eligible.
  • Minimum one year experience as a clinical dietitian, nutrition outreach, counseling and group education related to chronic disease.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of clinical nutrition for people with chronic illnesses including diabetes, CVD, hypertension and pulmonary disease
  • Knowledge of clinical nutrition related to the prevention of chronic disease including diabetes , CVD, hypertension an pulmonary disease
  • Knowledge of public health theories in the field of nutrition.
  • Knowledge of research based strategies used to motivate behavior change.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in motivating others.
  • Skill in analytical thinking.
  • Ability to design and implement creative and innovative programs to assist health behavior change.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Registered Dietitian (R.D.)
  • Licensed in the State of Delaware. (L.D.N.)

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

Delaware Photo
Our Region

A Great Place To Live

Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

Why Delaware? Why Maryland?
Flower

We Serve Together

For the Love of Health

Apply Now