Community Health Center

  • Bilingual (Spanish)Dietitian --Meriden (30 Hours)

    Job Locations US-CT-Meriden
    Posted Date 8 months ago(6/12/2018 11:17 AM)
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  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI). CHC is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and health care.CHCI is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. WE deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of Ct, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation, and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute, the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.National Nurse Practitioner Residency and fellowship training Consortium, National Institute for the Advancement of Medical Assistants and the Community eConsult Network.


    A Clinical Outpatient Dietitian at CHC, Inc. is responsible for the nutrition care and management of patients at their respective sites. This includes accurate nutrition assessment, identification of drug-nutrient interactions, and effective Medical Nutrition Therapy for various medical conditions. All dietitians are required to lead groups, provide nutrition education to agency staff, and participate in community outreach as needed. Dietitians at CHC are encouraged to practice at the top of their license.



    • Provide effective nutrition counseling utilizing the Nutrition Care Process.
    • Counsel a variety of medically complex patients utilizing appropriate Medical Nutrition Therapy based on the patient’s medical needs
    • Lead nutrition groups, including Food Smart and Fit ™ at respective sites. Provide direct care to patients in multiple CHC sites if called upon to do so.
    • Support and champion community education as well as direct clinical intervention Provide community outreach and nutritional education to other social/community service agencies, including Diabetes Awareness Day, National Nutrition Month, Health Fairs, etc.
    • Develop and institute a plan of care in collaboration with the client and health care provider
    • Present in-service education for agency staff
    • Document nutritional assessment and plan of care accurately
    • Report granting information as needed
    • Maintain continuing education credits (75 in a 5 year cycle) to maintain RD (RDN) designation
    • Present case presentations and participate in peer reviews at monthly RD meeting
    • Effective and timely use of electronic health records for all medical charting
    • Promote the tenets of a Patient Centered Medical Home focusing on the importance of nutrition in preventative medicine



      • Primarily sedentary; one-to-one counseling.

      Confidentiality of business information is a requirement. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies



    • Baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutrition Sciences, Human Nutrition or comparable majors required.
    • Successful completion of a CADE accredited dietetic internship of no less than 900 hours under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian.
    • Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition, Public Health, Community Nutrition, or comparable major preferred
    • Two years in an acute care or outpatient clinic where Medical Nutrition Therapies are provided with one year supervisory experience preferred; experience may be waived for specific positions and experiences.



    Preferred Skills


    • Clinical Nutrition
    • Spanish fluency
    • Community Nutrition
    • Outpatient counseling in both one-to-one and group settings.

    Required Licenses/Certifications

    • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD, RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
    • Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN) by the Connecticut Department of Health




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