1+ months

Bariatric Dietitian Nutritionist III

Allentown, PA 18103
**Unit Description**

**Your nutritional know-how can help patients in your community live happier, healthier lives.**

Sodexo is seeking a **Full Time Registered Dietitian** to support the Weight Management Center at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in **Allentown, Pennsylvania** . LVHN is accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons. This facility specializes in medical as well as surgical weight management.

**The successful candidate will:**

+ posses the following skills and abilities: management of bariatric surgery, medical weight management nutrition care plans including lower carbohydrate diets, creative approaches to education;

+ be Certified Weight Management certified or have interest in obtaining, specializing in weight management, diabetes and cardiovascular nutrition care;

+ have excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact with a wide variety of individuals and groups;

+ possess excellent time management and organizational skills- work requires the ability to drive between hospital sites and potential community locations; current drivers license required;

+ assist with program development, promotion/marketing, screenings and patient recruitment

+ have effective written and verbal communication for all hospital and departmental programs and activities;

+ assist and support departmental program evaluation and outcome measurement activities.

**Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:**

+ Registered Dietitian credentials with licensure in the state of PA is required;

+ experience with working with people who are getting ready for or have had bariatric surgery;

+ demonstrates ability to function independently;

+ proven ability to communicate and work effectively with multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals;

+ strong problem-solving skills and a very professional & independent presence;

+ have a commitment to continued education in the nutrition field and implementation of new and innovative ideas.

Learn more aboutLehigh Valley Health Network - Weight Management Center (https://www.lvhn.org/locations/lvpg-bariatric-medicine-1243-cedar-crest)

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

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**Working for Sodexo:**

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities

_Employees who work in Healthcare are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment, absent a legally required exception, and are required to report their vaccination status and upload proof of vaccination via an online portal._

**What We Offer**

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

**Position Summary**

Provides and directs specialized nutrition care for patients, residents, and the community in the delivery of our contractual agreement with the client. Functions as a nutrition expert to assigned patient care areas/service lines, peers, and foodservice operations to ensure the provision of safe, high quality care. Provides professional oversight for developing competent and proficient practitioners and may function as a Lead providing supervision to clinical nutrition and/or patient foodservice staff. Maintains professional and business practices to assure regulatory compliance and to uphold company mission, values, and commitments made in the Sodexo client contractual agreement. Contributes to financial and clinical outcomes through implementation of services.

Executes and directs the Nutrition Care Process (assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation) for specialized clinical practice in one or more areas of specialty; is accountable for the provision of safe and reliable care and services and completion of documentation in accordance with individual and statutory scope, regulatory standards and facility policies, protocols and practice guidelines, including clinical privileges. - **35%**

Provides evidence-based nutrition counseling and training to meet specialized clinical needs, promote disease management and available treatment modalities, educate healthcare personnel, interns and students on nutrition care strategies and support foodservice staff competency; customizes content and learning strategies to address unique and complex situations and initiates referrals as needed to elevate care, support continuation of nutrition care plans or elevate educational processes. **- 20%**

Performs an integral role in interprofessional activities advancing the role of nutrition and overall management of care for specialized practice; performs an integral role in collaborations and communications with clinical and culinary departments in the development, application and promotion of operating standards, tools, resources and programs for specialized clinical practice and foodservice operations in accordance with Sodexo standards; contributes to the development of interdisciplinary policies and protocols. - **15%**

Develops and conducts performance improvement (PI) activities with input from peers and colleagues; may participate in research initiatives; analyzes data to draw comparisons to performance goals and to make sound recommendations to promote continuous improvement. **15%**

Continually enhances performance and demonstrates professional growth in area(s) of expertise by advancing nutrition-related knowledge and skills and participating in the provision of engagement and continuing education activities for other nutrition and healthcare professionals. - **15%**

**Qualifications & Requirements**

Basic Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree with completion of required coursework and supervised practice as dictated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)(Note: For those seeking registration after 2023, this must be a masters degree)

Basic Management Experience: 7+ months general supervision

Basic Functional Experience: 3 years experienced specialized practitioner in a clinical specialty

Credentials Requirement:

+ Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR);

+ certification/ licensure as required by state(s) of practice; specialty credential in area(s) of focused practice, as applicable

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

**Location** _US-PA-ALLENTOWN_

**System ID** _904181_

**Category** _Nutrition_

**Relocation Type** _No_

**Employment Status** _Full-Time_

**Posted Range** _$59300 to $89760_


Posted: 2022-12-15 Expires: 2023-04-13

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