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Providence Health & Services Dietitian - Weight Loss Services in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Dietitian - Weight Loss Services (1.0 FTE, Days) to Building C on the Providence Portland campus and to Mother Joseph Plaza on the St. Vincent campus in Portland, OR

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We are seeking a Dietitian - Weight Loss Services that will educate patients about bariatric surgery, nutrition therapy and self-management in individual or group settings. Produces comprehensive nutritional assessments non-surgical and on preoperative and postoperative patients and captures. Assesses patient's self-care needs and his/her ability to manage the post-operative nutritional needs.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Apply nutrition care process for developing the patient care plan which includes assessing the needs of the patient and family, formulating the educational plan, implementing, evaluation and revisions as needed

  • Perform and document comprehensive nutritional assessments on preoperative patients

  • Perform and documents comprehensive postoperative nutritional assessments

  • Design and provide nutrition education to patients and their families to facilitate behavioral changes and thereby improve nutritional status while promoting weight loss either through surgical or non-surgical intervention

  • Demonstrate effective teaching skills in a variety of educational settings, including one-on-one instruction and group classes which are age appropriate and culturally relevant

  • Use motivational interviewing and adult learning theory to facilitate effective groups

  • Collaborate in the design and implementation of nutrition research/quality improvement projects, education pieces

  • Participate in group bariatric surgery education classes, teaching nutrition education, physical activity content and other bariatric surgery self-management topics as needed

  • Assist in the management of department resources such as education materials and retail nutrition products


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree/Master's Degree in Food & Nutrition or Dietetics

  • Completion of an approved American Dietetic Association (ADA) Dietetic Education Program

  • Current Registered Dietitian and Oregon State Licensure or obtains registration and certification within three (3) months of hire

  • Two (2) years of Nutrition experience

  • Experience and comfort with teaching and public speaking

  • Computer literacy

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing and adult learning theory

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

  • One (1) years of Nutrition experience in an ambulatory care setting or community health

  • Bariatric surgery nutritional experience

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Dieticians and Clinical Nutrition Specialists (Licensed)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 302444