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Ocean Springs, MS 39564

The dietitian is responsible for overseeing and providing nutritional support and behavioral modification techniques to patients in a high volume outpatient weight loss center. The patients enrolled in the weight loss program are either preparing for bariatric surgery, have already undergone bariatric surgery, or are non-surgical patients seeking treatment for obesity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under minimal supervision, provide science-based nutritional therapy to persons with weight issues by performing initial evaluations, assessing nutritional status, designing appropriate plan of care, and monitoring patient progress
  • Maintain ongoing communication with bariatric surgeons, nurse practitioners, and multidisciplinary professional staff to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • Create and maintain up-to-date bariatric nutritional educational materials.
  • Provide up-to-date nutritional education and guidance to physicians, staff, patients, and families.
  • Provides counsel and close follow-up to patients for behavior modification techniques and lifestyle changes necessary for bariatric surgery.
  • Help coordinate monthly bariatric support group classes.
  • Provide appropriate documentation summarizing the nutrition care plan in the patients electronic health record (EHR).
  • Be proactive in promoting health and wellness to patients, staff, referring providers, and community members.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Strong computer skills with ability to use computer for research and development of presentations • Ability to utilize various computer technologies and social media platforms as source of patient education and patient outreach
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced and comfortable with public speaking
  • Experience as outpatient dietitian preferred

Basic Criteria:

  • Maintains current licensure as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Mississippi
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA
  • Completes all necessary continuing education requirements for position