Registered Dietitian (Temporary Full-Time up to 2 Years) (Bilingual Spanish)
Orange, California

Job Description

Registered Dietitian (Temporary Full-Time up to 2 Years) (Bilingual Spanish)

Job Description
Department: Population Health Management
Reports to: Supervisor, Population Health Management
FLSA status: Non-Exempt
Salary Grade: I - $29.3269 - $40.8654 ($61,000 - $85,000)

Job Summary

The Registered Dietitian is responsible for promoting nutritional health for CalOptima members by providing nutritional assessments and education. The incumbent will conduct one-on-one nutrition counseling and group presentations as well as review, develop, and recommend high-quality, culturally-appropriate nutrition education materials. The incumbent will act as a resource for CalOptima providers, health networks, and community partners. A flexible work schedule requires availability to participate in evening and weekend events.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Provides individual nutrition assessments, counseling, and education by phone or in person using a patient-centered approach.
  • Develops nutrition education materials to promote prevention, management of chronic illness, and healthy living.
  • Applies appropriate behavioral and adult learning theories to develop, present, and educate members, providers, and staff on nutrition topics.
  • Works closely with case management, population health management, pharmacy, and other medical support staff to assist with member care planning.
  • Participates as a member of Interdisciplinary Care Team (ICT) as needed.
  • Possesses and maintains knowledge of the latest advances and research on various health and nutrition topics, including but not limited to pregnancy, infancy, and geriatric stages of life.
  • Acts as a resource for CalOptima providers, health networks, and community partners.
  • Participates in internal and external committees, coalitions, and events, as directed.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Possesses the Ability To:
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels, providers, other program or agency representatives, and the public.
  • Systematically evaluate work and apply skills to continuously improve processes.
  • Initiate and follow through on projects with minimal supervision.
  • Work within a team structure and manage/lead multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Think critically to solve problems.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to participate in evening and weekend events.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Utilize computer and appropriate software (e.g., Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and job specific applications/systems to produce correspondence, charts, spreadsheets, and/or other information applicable to the position assignment.

Experience & Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field required.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) Certification required.
  • 2 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian, preferably in a managed care environment, required.
  • Bilingual in English and in one of CalOptima's defined threshold language (Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, Chinese) is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field preferred.
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) preferred.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, techniques, and practices of preventive and therapeutic nutrition, including recommended food requirements for different age and ethnic groups, expectant mothers, infants, and others with special dietary requirements.
  • Comparative costs of various foods in relation to their nutritional value.
  • Laboratory tests used for nutrition diagnosis, normal and abnormal results, and their clinical significance.
  • Behavior change, adult learning, and group process theories and application.
  • Motivational interviewing/client-centered counseling.
  • Health literacy and plain-language communication.
  • Appropriate techniques, practices, and cultural sensitivities to serve social and ethnic groups.

CalOptima is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions on the basis of merit. CalOptima wants to have qualified employees in every job position. CalOptima prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee, or applicant for employment, based on race, religion/religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sex stereotype, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transitioning status, age, sexual orientation, immigration status, military status as a disabled veteran, or veteran of the Vietnam era, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. CalOptima also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has, or is perceived as having, any of those characteristics.

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

2 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BS

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Date Posted : 12/07/2021