Nutrition Educator - Pediatric Specialists

Swedish Health Services Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 5 months ago

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Nutrition Educator (1.0 FTE, Days) to work for Pediatric Specialists at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

Participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the diabetes education program at Swedish Medical Group. Educates patients about diabetes medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management in individual or group settings.

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In this position you will:

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

  • Assist patients to set individualized diabetes nutrition, physical activity and/or diabetes self-management goals.

  • Assist in medical management of patients according to department policies and procedures.

  • 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. Demonstrates ability to use audio-visual equipment for group education classes.

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

  • Follow appropriate policies, procedures, and lesson plans.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors Degree in Nutrition Sciences or Dietetics

  • 4 years Nutrition experience, preferably one year in ambulatory care setting or community health.

  • One thousand hours of diabetes education experience in a variety of settings.

  • Experience and comfort with teaching and public speaking.

  • Current national registration as a Registered Dietitian.

  • Washington State Certified Dietitian.

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) or eligible for certification.

  • If CDE eligible, must certify within one year of employment.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters Degree

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington state and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.


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