ChristianaCare is looking for a Registered Dietitian for our School-Based Health Centers.
School-Based Health Centers were established especially for students in order to help make the best quality health care available in our community more accessible to them. Because they are located right in school, School-Based Health Centers help students overcome many obstacles to receiving good health care - obstacles such as lack of transportation, inconvenient appointment times, or worries about cost and confidentially. School-Based Health Centers provide comprehensive medical and mental health care, treatment and health education to promote a healthy lifestyle. Each health center is operated by a partnership that includes ChristianaCare Health System, school districts and the Delaware Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services
The Registered Dietitian serves as an integral member of the School Based Health Center team by providing in-depth assessments, care plans, counseling, and follow-up to ensure that appropriate nutritional services are provided. The Registered Dietitian must be willing to travel to Hodgson Vo-Tech High School, Concord High School, Delcastle Vo-Tech High School, and Cab Calloway School of the Arts.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates in the development and evaluation of nutrition education materials appropriate for adolescents.
Provides nutrition education for students, families, and school staff.
Demonstrates skill and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the adolescent population.
Conducts outreach to provide services and presents education in a classroom setting.
Meets with students to review current nutrition plan, educate individuals and develop plan of care, conduct follow-up visits and monitor progress.
Participates as an integral part of the healthcare team by making appropriate referrals and by coordinating care of the student with the interdisciplinary team.
Obtains and interprets information for the purpose of identifying student needs and developing an appropriate care plan focused on the nutritional needs of the student.
Counsels students with identified nutritional needs, on an individual basis, who are self-referred or referred by parents, school staff, School Based Heath Center staff or outside providers.
Maintains medical records according to HIPPA guidelines and third-party billing guidelines.
Assists with the development of policies, procedures, and programs for the School Based Health Center.
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.
Minimum one-year work experience with adolescents as a clinical dietitian preferred.
A resume must be submitted in order to be considered for this position
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in effective public relations.
Ability to facilitate management of patients in a clinical setting.
Knowledge and clinical skills in dietetic management of adolescents.
Knowledge of public health theories in the field of nutrition.
Knowledge of strategies used to motivate adolescent behavioral change.
Skill in inter-personal relations.
Ability to design and implement creative and non-traditional programs that will assist with motivation.
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.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. 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.