The Primary Behavioral Health Care (PBHC) Nutritionist will work as a member of an integrated primary care team. They will provide the proper Nutrition counseling, care and education to individuals living with serious mental illness and comorbid chronic health conditions. The Nutritionist will provide both individual and group counseling in culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
The nutritionist will work in coordination with the Project Director to evaluate needs for services and implement programming accordingly. The nutritionist will also work with a team on quality improvement and evaluation projects to better serve the patient population. As necessary the nutritionist may also be called upon to assist in the administration of standardized surveys for the program.
Bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition, or nutrition, or food and nutrition. R.D required. Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Demonstrated leadership and decision-making capabilities.
Cultural sensitivity to underprivileged communities.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Prioritization and organizational skills.
Must be available to work at multiple sites, Saturdays, and during evening hours when needed
History of good attendance and positive work attitude.
One to three years of experience working with individuals living with severe mental illness and comorbid chronic health conditions.
The essential job duties of this position present risk of exposure to airborne infection, body fluids and blood-borne pathogens. Annual BBP Training is required. Up to date immunization and TB testing are required. Hepatitis B vaccine and annual flu immunization are strongly recommended. All necessary vaccines are available at no charge at the health center. A Declination form must be signed if the Hepatitis B or other recommended vaccines are declined.
Results of inquiry to Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) must be acceptable under health center standards.
Respect and maintain patient confidentiality in all aspects of care including use of electronic information.
Treat all patients in a welcoming and professional manner.
Demonstrate professionalism by appropriate attire, attendance, attitude, and behavior within the clinical setting.
Contribute to the team effort by supporting all team members and maintaining an open and positive attitude.
Welcome new employees to the team by assisting with their orientation to the team and mentoring them, as requested.
SPECIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform nutrition assessment, counseling, medical nutrition therapy, and education to individuals living with severe mental illness and co-occurring chronic health conditions.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team with nurse care managers, community health worker, and behavioral health clinicians, on the comprehensive clinical, social, physiological and nutritional care of patients living with severe mental illness and comorbid chronic health conditions.
To provide educational sessions around nutrition and wellness coaching, through individual and/or group sessions.
Provide follow-up nutrition education
Participate in quality improvement activities as indicated.
Participates in outreach activities.
Participates in nutrition in services and in policy-making staff meetings as required.
Communicates with health care community on issues pertaining to participant needs.
Administrative duties as required.
Demonstrates an understanding of customer service principles by successfully completing on-line Customer Service training.
Utilizes the principles of customer service when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments.
Appropriately handles or seeks support when customer service breakdowns occur.
Demonstrates knowledge of culture by successfully completing the on-line training on Cultural Competence.
Utilizes an appreciation of and respect for diversity when interacting with patients/clients, team members and staff from other departments.
Responds appropriately or seeks support when confronted with cultural biases or conflicts.
Is aware that in order to respond promptly and appropriately to emergencies, any staff member may be assigned temporary duties that differ from those in the job description, or may be assigned temporarily to a different location or schedule.
Understands that all staff should have a Personal Emergency Plan in place to best respond to his/her job responsibilities should a health center emergency arise.
Administrative Supervision by the Project Director of Primary Behavioral Health Care Initiative
Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, LCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. LCHC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of LCHC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Job Posting ID# 16-172