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Sodexo Inc. Community Registered Dietitian 2 in ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Community Registered Dietitian to work in its community health and wellness center at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown. May work on occasion at other Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals in the area. This is a full-time position and is eligible to receive benefits. CDE preferred or those who are in active pursuit to obtain are encouraged to apply.

Must be comfortable providing nutrition assessment, education and consultation for all age groups; children through geriatrics for a wide range of nutrition related conditions; gestational DM in pregnancy, T1 & T2 diabetes, oncology, weight management, renal, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal disorders to name a few.

Additional qualifications and experience of the ideal candidate:

  • Ability to creatively problem and make decisions while working independently and within a self-directed team-oriented work environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact with a wide variety of individuals and groups

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to drive between hospital sites and potential community locations. A current driver’s license required

  • Assist with program development, promotion/marketing, screenings and patient recruitment

  • Perform comprehensive nutritional evaluations and follow up

  • Effective written and verbal communication for all hospital and departmental programs and activities

  • Assist and supports departmental program evaluation and outcome measurement activities

  • Ability to present educational sessions in a group setting

Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHN) is a 1000+ bed teaching network of three hospitals. LVHN ranks as one of the nation’s top hospitals in eight specialty care delivery areas in the 2006 U.S. News & World Report guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” more than LVHN or any other hospital in the region has ever achieved. LVH is #1 in the country for Heart Failure care, is a Magnet nursing hospital network and operates a certified bariatric program

Position Summary

Responsible for providing direct comprehensive nutrition services

Key Duties

-Directs nutrition care of special needs population to ensure nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.

-Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction to ensure account retention.

-Manages, promotes, and educates others on food and nutrition programs according to Sodexo standards and policy.

-Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests and probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate Sodexo resource when necessary.

-Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. Health Dept., HIPAA/Privacy Act, Joint Commission, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel) by keep abreast of the most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice.

-Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments..

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 1 year work experience in health care including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted or independent living facilities, long-term care, retirement homes, or clinics + registered dietitian

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

Location US-PA-ALLENTOWN

System ID 88320

Category Nutrition

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time

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