In this position, the Clinical Dietitian performs outpatient medical nutrition therapy in a clinic setting by counseling and educating patients, assisting patients in the planning and coordination of their nutrition care. This role has special focus in helping patients that are preparing for bariatric surgery. The dietician will also see these patients in follow up after their surgeries.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Outpatient Patient Care
Counsels and instructs outpatients and/or families providing written instruction materials
Leads support groups for patients post bariatric surgery or maintenance weight loss.
Evaluates and documents patient and/or caregiver understanding of diet based on behavioral objectives.
Evaluates, interprets and uses pertinent current research relating to nutrition in order to develop and revise education materials and teaching outlines
Acts as information resource for potential patients over the phone and in person to describe the bariatric surgical program and determine the prospective patient’s eligibility, including insurance coverage.
Responds to telephone requests/referrals, sending information as appropriate.
Participates in programs and education for staff, patients and community
Documentation and Billing
Documents patient visits and bills patients for services according to established policy and procedures.
BS degree with dietetic internship or equivalent.
Registration with the ADA Commission on Dietitian Registration.
Current nutrition license with the Montana State Board of Medical Examiners license as well as the ablility to be licensed in all states where services are provided.
Current BLS or ability to obtain within 3 months of hire
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically within a multi-functional team
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to successfully function in a fast paced, service oriented environment
Experience in understanding and usage of computers as well as the ability to learn applications relevant to the position
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.