Volunteer Dietitian/Nutritionist


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

235 E Ponce De Leon AveSuite 206Decatur, GA 30030

About

***ONLY REGISTERED DIETITIANS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION***

Job Requirements: The outpatient dietitian position requires at minimum a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition, dietetics or health related field, a completed a CADE approved dietetic internship and passing of the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The position requires the dietitian to be credentialed in good standing with the ADA Commission on Dietetic Registration, and obtain licensure in the state of Georgia to practice nutrition for Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Support. Upon obtaining licensure, the RD must complete 75 CEU per 5 year period in accordance with Commission of Dietetic Registration standards for competency requirements. 1 year experience in an inpatient our outpatient clinic setting preferred, new graduates will be considered.

Job Description: The outpatient dietitian will work with Pea Pod Nutrition and Lactation Supports families in the Healthy Families Initiative Program and other citizens of the community to improve their health and well-being. The volunteer dietitian will provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) counseling to individuals and groups. Primary areas of focus will be family nutrition, pediatric nutrition and women’s health nutrition. This entails creating nutrition care plans using the Nutrition Care Process to specify diet plans or goals for patients with varying medical diagnosis such as diabetes, failure to thrive/abnormal weight gain, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and more. The outpatient dietitian may counsel individual patients or their families in a private or group setting. Other responsibilities may include: nutrition research and presentations, wellness classes, creating and maintaining nutrition education materials, authoring nutrition department policies and procedures, and other responsibilities as the job and need for nutrition expertise evolves in this practice setting.
This a PRN position with weekly hour ranges of 0-20 hours a week. This position does require some weekend and evening availability.

Able to:

  • Counsel /teach one on one and in group settings
  • Work independently
  • Give presentations and speak publicly regarding nutrition/health topics

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work requires extensive periods of talking, walking, standing, bending, pushing and some lifting of equipment.
  • Exposure to infections and contagious disease is possible.
  • Protective measures are followed and protective clothing is work as directed by the established policy.
  • Candidate must be available for some weekends, evenings and holidays.

Language: Preferred Bilingual (English and Spanish)

Skills

  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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