Clinical Dietitian II - Diabetes Educator

City of Hope

South Pasadena, CA

Job posting number: #7236420 (Ref:10025640)

Posted: April 15, 2024

Salary / Pay Rate: $32.91 - $51.01 / hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the transformative team atCity of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. City of Hope’s growing national system includes its Los Angeles campus, a network of clinical care locations across Southern California, a new cancer center in Orange County, California, and treatment facilities in Atlanta, Chicago and Phoenix. Our dedicated and compassionate employees are driven by a common mission: To deliver the cures of tomorrow to the people who need them today.

Position Summary:

City of Hope is seeking a dedicated Clinical Dietitian II - Diabetes Educator to join our team in South Pasadena. In this role, you will design and implement appropriate plans of nutritional care for patients at nutrition risk. Provide on-going nutritional care and monitors patient progress toward nutrition goals. Provide nutrition counseling and follow-up. Serve as a resource and provides educational sessions to staff, other health care professionals and the community on current nutrition topics. The Clinical Dietitian II is responsible for assessing educational needs of patients/staff; planning and implementing staff development activities; evaluating the effectiveness of those activities for patient/ staff.Thisopportunityis for full-time and the schedule will be Monday-Friday, from 8:00am-5:00pm.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Nutritional Assessment: Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients' dietary needs, medical history, and lifestyle factors to develop personalized nutrition plans tailored to their individual health goals and medical conditions, with a specific focus on diabetes management.
  • Diabetes Education and Counseling: Provide in-depth education and counseling to patients with diabetes and their families on topics such as blood glucose monitoring, carbohydrate counting, meal planning, medication management, and lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal glycemic control and prevent complications.
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy: Implement evidence-based medical nutrition therapy interventions to address specific nutrition-related concerns and comorbidities associated with diabetes, such as obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.
  • Continuous Monitoring and Follow-Up: Monitor patients' progress, dietary adherence, and metabolic parameters through regular follow-up appointments and adjustments to nutrition plans as needed to ensure ongoing support and optimal outcomes. Educate and support patients with the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology and related devices.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Collaborate closely with physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other members of the healthcare team to develop integrated care plans and coordinate comprehensive diabetes management strategies that address patients' medical, nutritional, psychosocial, and behavioral needs.
  • Professional Development and Advocacy: Stay abreast of the latest research, guidelines, and advances in diabetes management, nutrition therapy, and related fields through continuing education and professional development activities. Advocate for the role of nutrition in diabetes care and participate in community outreach and education initiatives.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years recent experience or Master’s degree with two (2) years of experience as a clinical dietitian
  • Registered Dietitian; For Endocrinology position, Certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDCES or CDE)

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, pleaseclick here.

To learn more about our Comprehensive Benefits, pleaseclick here.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $32.91 - $51.01 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.

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