Sodexo Operations LLC Registered Dietitian 2 in ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Outpatient Registered Dietitian ,Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) for a Full Time Outpatient position to come join their dynamic clinical team at Helwig Diabetes Outpatient Program located in Allentown,PA.

Specializing in diabetes nutrition care the selected candidate will provide classes and one-on-one medical nutrition therapy to the patients of the Helwig Diabetes Center program. Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHN) is an 1000+ bed teaching network of three hospitals.

Dietitian will report to Clinical Nutrition Manager and ideal candidate will:

  • Be a Registered Dietitian and have a Certified Diabetes Educator certification (CDE) or interest in obtaining, specializing in diabetes nutrition care

  • Provide classes and one-on-one medical nutrition therapy.

  • Have the ability to creatively problem solve, work independently with minimal supervision and use good judgement to make decisions and work within a self-directed team oriented work environment

  • Have excellent interpersonal communication skills to interact with a wide variety of individuals and group 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

  • Perform comprehensive nutritional evaluations and follow up

  • Be effective written and verbal communication for all hospital and departmental programs and activities

  • Assist and supports departmental program evaluation and outcome measurement activity

  • Have the ability to present educational sessions in a group setting

  • Licensure in Pennsylvania required

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 and is a Magnet nursing hospital network.

To learn more about what Sodexo has to offer Registered Dietitians and view open positions, go to our Clinical Microsite: Come grow your career with the largest private employer of dietitians!

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 Sodexho 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.

System ID 70255

Category Nutrition

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time