Kaiser Permanente Nutritionist, Capitol Hill Medical Office Building in Washington DC, District Of Columbia

To provide medical nutrition therapy, preventive nutrition counseling, and serve as the expert resource for health care staff for consultation and education. This position consistently supports compliance and Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct by adhering to federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures. In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives. Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.

Essential Responsibilities: - Assesses patient nutrition requirements using appropriate physiological data. - Develops nutrition care plans for patients based on medical nutrition therapy orders and/or assessment data, and modifies these plans as necessary during treatment. - Counsels patients and family on nutrition intervention plan both in person and through telemedicine. - Communicates with other members of the health care team to coordinate medical nutrition intervention with other aspects of medical care. - Plans, organizes, instructs and evaluates nutrition classes. - Prepares patients for bariatric surgery following established protocols. - Completes timely, thorough, and professional documentation of all medical nutrition therapy counseling or interventions. - Participates in evaluating, selecting, developing and updating nutrition education materials/handouts and revision of treatment protocols, according to evidence based medical nutrition therapy research and practice. - Acts as a professional resource to assess educational needs, plan and teach classes for providers and staff on nutritional treatment options. - Attends and participates in Nutrition Department meetings.

Qualifications: Nutritionist is responsible for maintaining an active license in MD and DC. Is required to travel to cover Largo and Gaithersburg Medical Office Buildings as needed. Actual schedule will be an 8 hour, 5 days a week or 10 hour 4 days per week. Primary center will be Capital Hill MOB.

Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum three (3) years of experience including individual assessment and group education. Education - High School Diploma or GED required. License, Certification, Registration - Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA). - Must be licensed as required by the jurisdiction of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia, including continuing education necessary for renewal of license.

Additional Requirements: - Second language desirable - Enrollment in PECOS required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Eating Disorder and Pediatric experience preferred.

COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Nutritionist, Capitol Hill Medical Office BuildingLOCATION Washington DC, DCREQNUMBER 640015

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.