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Outpatient Community Registered Dietitian

Requisition ID:

21163088

Business Unit:

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

Location:

Torrington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 8
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: Thursday Outpatient hours 8:30am-5pm

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.

The Outpatient Community Registered Dietitian performs a variety of specialized duties related to the nutrition counseling of patients/ families for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) diet education in the individual and group setting. This may include but are not limited to weight management, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, malnutrition/weight gain, oncology patients, gastrointestinal disorders, childhood weight management, and sports nutrition or healthy diet. Ensure patient satisfaction, quality care, regulatory agency compliance, and good public relations are achieved through the safe and efficient use of resources.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Provides outpatient nutrition counseling and group classes to various patient populations including medical nutrition therapy and intensive behavioral therapy.
  2. Provides nutrition education and outreach to the local community. Participates in hospital community nutrition and health education program. Develops nutrition education materials for community programs.
  3. Incorporate current evidence-based research into practice, utilizing the Nutrition Care Process by assessing the nutritional status of patients and determines individualized nutrition care plan and documenting in electronic medical record.
  4. Communicates effectively with patients, families, health care team members and departmental staff to help meet patient needs and support their nutrition goals.
  5. Participates in patient satisfaction programs and activities
  6. Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree is Food and Nutrition/Dietetics required.
  • Minimum of one to three years of professional experience in clinical or outpatient nutrition counseling services.
  • Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  State Licensure is required.
  • Certified Dietitian - Nutritionist (CT Department of Public Health) is required
  • Both RDN and CND required.

As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:

  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Generous paid time off with accrual starting on the date of hire, including six paid holidays
  • Additional voluntary benefits as well as employee discount programs             

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

 
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