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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. Lexington, KY

  • Posted: 26 days ago
  • $52,000 to $55,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical
Job Description

THIS POST IS SCHEDULED TO CLOSE: April 26, 2021

Generous health insurance options, paid time off, dental insurance, 401(k), 401(k) matching, vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, employer paid short term and long term disability, flexible spending account, employee assistance program!

HealthFirstBluegrass Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides a myriad of high-quality culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse populations throughout Lexington KY. We provide medical, dental, pharmaceutical, mental health, integrated health services, family and social services, and health education for all age groups. We are committed to ensuring the human right of accessible primary medical care through advocacy and community empowerment.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is committed to the maintaining a work environment that is "employee friendly" to assure the organization's ability to recruit and maintain excellent employees. Currently, the organization offers competitive salaries for positions.

Summary

The Registered Dietitian performs specialized work in applying the knowledge of nutrition to the prevention and management of disease and improvement in overall health. Works as a team member with providers and other team members to develop care plans for individual patients, including medical nutrition therapy (MNT). Provides group educational classes and develops educational materials for patients and staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include:

· Assess patients eating habits, including intake and nutritional content, as part of their overall health care

· Provide in-depth counseling, including medical nutrition therapy, to individual patients about eating habits and how they impact overall health

· Assess health education needs and teach patients about food selection and nutrition labeling

· Provide customized nutrition information of individual patients

· Teach patients with diabetes how to plan their meals to balance their blood glucose levels

· Educate pediatric patients and parents on the 5-2-1-0 program

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, and REGISTRATION: Incumbent must be a Registered and Licensed Dietitian by the Kentucky State Board of Licensure and Certification.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND # YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors Degree or higher in nutrition or dietetics or related degree. Two or more years of experience in nutrition counseling, some of which must include working with diverse and underserved/underinsured populations. Experience with diabetes education preferred.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS KNOWLEDGE: Considerable knowledge of clinical applications of nutrition, practices of nutrition and nutritional requirements in health and diseases, such as diabetes; Strong skills in counseling and educating patients; Ability to assist in developmnent and implementation of care plans for patients.

Company Description
HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is designated as a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration. The center provides Medical, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy and Dental services for patients. There are 3 main clinic sites, 7 school-based clinic sites, a homeless clinic, and a Dental only clinic site. All sites are located in Lexington, Kentucky.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is also recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition was achieved by demonstrating that systems and processes are in place to meet nationally recognized standards for delivering high quality care and demonstrating a commitment to improving patient access, patient experience, and continuous quality improvement.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is committed to the maintaining a work environment that is "employee friendly" to assure the organization's ability to recruit and maintain excellent employees. Currently, the organization offers competitive salaries for positions as well as a very good benefit package.

For more information about HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. please visit www.healthfirstlex.com.

HealthFirst Bluegrass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc.

Why Work Here?
Our mission -- "Enhancing quality of life through transformative healthcare for all"

HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is designated as a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration. The center provides Medical, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy and Dental services for patients. There are 3 main clinic sites, 7 school-based clinic sites, a homeless clinic, and a Dental only clinic site. All sites are located in Lexington, Kentucky. HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is also recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition was achieved by demonstrating that systems and processes are in place to meet nationally recognized standards for delivering high quality care and demonstrating a commitment to improving patient access, patient experience, and continuous quality improvement. HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. is committed to the maintaining a work environment that is "employee friendly" to assure the organization's ability to recruit and maintain excellent employees. Currently, the organization offers competitive salaries for positions as well as a very good benefit package. For more information about HealthFirst Bluegrass Inc. please visit www.healthfirstlex.com. HealthFirst Bluegrass is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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496 Southland Dr

Lexington, KY
40503 USA

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