Part-Time Registered Dietitian (RD)

Location: Apple Valley, CA
Date Posted: 02-01-2019
Part-Time Registered Dietitian (RD) - Managed Care
Apple Valley, CA 
                    *** Part-Time (2 days/week), Benefits Available, CONTRACT opportunity, expected to last several months! ***
Registered Dietitian Job Summary:
  • Assesses member needs, establishes priorities, designs, develops, recommends, updates, implements & evaluates programs, curriculum, materials (written & audiovisual), protocols, procedures & standards for health/nutrition education
  • Implements nutrition care plans to include follow-up & referrals to government, community and/or other facilities for continuity of nutrition care
  • Educates/counsels members, family & caregivers regarding health & nutrition on an individual or group setting (classes)
  • Develops meal plans as appropriate to meet member's lifestyle, socio-economic background, age, culture, diagnosis & religious affiliation
  • Consults & educates physicians & other health care providers regarding member & population specific nutrition/health related issues
  • Participates in multidisciplinary care teams & committees
  • Collects data, plans, prepares & implements reports for performance improvement and/or quality assurance audits
  • Develops grants & proposals for health/nutrition programs
  • Plans, conducts & evaluates in-service education programs for department staff, the multidisciplinary care team & physicians
  • Individual Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Provides high quality, evidence-based, efficient, customer-focused MNT, including nutrition screening, assessment, care planning & education for appropriate nutrition intervention
  • Develops, implements & monitors ongoing plan of care based on the screening & assessment of the patient specific nutrition care plans/education & based on the patient's age, nutrition & psychosocial status, diagnosis, cultural background & religious affiliation
Registered Dietitian Background: 
  • Requires current Registered Dietitian (R.D.), as confirmed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required.
  • Requires 1-3 years’ experience as an RD, preferably including telephonic and in-person wellness assessments. 
  • Experience working with geriatric populations is a plus.
  • Intermediate computer literacy, including electronic medical record documentation, is required.
  • Prior experience in a managed care organization and/or a clear understanding of managed care systems preferred.
  • Excellent assessment skills required; able to problem-solve with an awareness of level of care, intensity of service and severity of illness criteria. 
  • Excellent patient and family communication skills (written and oral) and a sensitivity to different cultures.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals including physicians, health plans, hospital and provider office staff, patients and their families.
410.885.4745 (CALL – TEXT – FAX)

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