Nutrition Educator

  • Company Division: Mom's Meals NourishCare
  • Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science or Dietetics
  • Job Function: Customer Care
  • Job State: IA
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  • Employment Type: Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience: 2+ years providing nutrition education or medical nutrition therapy
  • Required Travel: None
  • Job City: Ankeny
  • Job Zip: 50021

This is a part-time position with Mom’s Meals Nourish Care ®, a leading provider of refrigerated, home-delivered meals servicing the elderly, disabled, and individuals in poor health, who are eligible for economic assistance through Medicaid Waiver or other government funded nutrition programs. This position will provide telephonic nutrition education to members/patients with chronic conditions learn to select, prepare and eat foods that are appropriate for their condition(s) as they participate in a chronic care meals program. Chronic conditions can include, but are not limited to diabetes, heart disease and kidney disease as well as high-risk pregnancy (gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, etc.). Using a member/patient-centric approach, the nutrition educator will address the issues that are most relevant to the individual on topics such as general nutrition education about healthy food choices, promoting positive nutrition and promoting positive nutrition-related behaviors. The nutrition educator will also help connect members/patients to other nutrition and condition resources available from the health plan or system or in their community.

Job Description:

  • Conduct welcome calls, introducing members/patients to the program
  • Provide up to four telephonic nutrition education sessions per member/patient during a 12-week meals program
  • Document goals and care plan from education sessions in platform
  • Schedule follow-up calls with each member/patient
  • Develop nutrition education handouts and tools
  • Identify community resources for clients as needed
  • Email follow-up materials to members/patients as requested or needed
  • Maintain and update professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Other nutrition-related tasks as needed

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science or Dietetics
  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Licensed or eligible for licensing in the state of Iowa
  • 2+ years experience providing nutrition education or Medical Nutrition Therapy is preferred
  • Training in health coaching is preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptops computers and smartphones
  • Work independently and has a strong sense of responsibility carrying out the required job duties with a minimum amount of daily supervision
  • Ability to make clinical decisions as they pertain to the appropriateness of nutrition education for each member/patient

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Nutrition Educator (Part-Time)
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