posted

30+ days ago

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Description

The Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center (BSFHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves all of the primary health care needs of families in the heart of North and Central Brooklyn. Our mission is to provide the most professional, courteous and highest quality health care, with dignity, to those we serve, especially the undeserved population, without regard for ability to pay. In addition to operating the Health Centers, we operate in School-Based Health Centers to increase the accessibility and availability of quality primary and preventive physical and mental health care to pre-school, elementary, middle and secondary school students in high-risk areas of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

We are looking for a Certified Diabetes Educator to promote healthy eating habits through individual nutritional assessment, diagnostic therapy, and counseling services, to educate patients and their families with or at risk for diabetes on self-management. Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, you will perform in-depth motivational interviews to identify prospective and fully-fledge diabetes; develop a treatment program based on evidence-based procedures and regulatory requirements and monitor adherence. You will also train and educate nursing staff; attend meetings, in-service training, and outreach activities; and participate in quality assurance/improvement monitoring and reporting initiatives.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Perform individual nutrition counseling, teaching diabetes group classes, assisting with maintaining American Diabetes Association program recognition and participating in continuous quality improvement projects, among other duties.
  • Educate patients on the necessary lifestyle changes involved in diabetic diagnoses including nutrition. Provides patient support between sessions and on an ongoing basis via the Healthy Interactions digital engagement and coaching platform (i.e., map4health®)
  • Provide ADA Education Recognition Program continuous quality improvement reports as needed and determined by Program Coordinator

Education, Licenses and/or Certifications, Experience Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Food & Nutrition from an accredited institution
Register Dietitian, RD.
Certified Diabetes Educator, CDE
1+ Years of experience.
Must be Eligible for Medicare/Medicaid Plan Enrollment
Certification with New York State as a Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN)
Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
The Nutrition Educator should ideally be a Registered Nurse - or - Registered Dietitian Completion of an ACEND accredited/approved Supervised Practice Program in Dietetics preferred
Board certification for assignments in specialty areas including Nutrition Support, Renal, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Oncology – preferred
General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing and spreadsheet software

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to lead and effectively facilitate groups
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop a collaborative, therapeutic alliance with individuals
  • Proficient use of EMR, MS Tools including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, use of Internet and e-mail, web conferencing.

Benefits Overview:We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits for part-time 3 days a week status, including Profit Sharing Plan, Medical, 401(k), and Long-Term Disability, Transportation Plan, Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays.

BSFHC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER