Healthy Weight Program Manager
Creating the best outcomes for our patients requires the right people. At Virginia Hospital Center, our staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the profession.
Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its employees and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Program Manager is responsible for: providing quality and timely nutritional assessment and care to pediatric patients; implementing a structured weight management program which may include group sessions for parents and children; maintaining records of program participants and reporting program results, and may supervise undergraduate and graduate students or volunteers who help to maintain and enhance the program. Requires thorough knowledge and understanding of Regulatory, Arlington Pediatric Center, and Virginia Hospital Center policies and procedures pertaining to nutritional care, including nutrition screening, assessment, and reassessment; food-drug interactions; ; patient education; outpatient counseling; and documentation. Must demonstrate competence in assessing the nutritional requirements of patients: neonatal (birth - 1 year), pediatric (1 - 11 years), adolescent (12 - 18 years). In addition to the responsibilities described herein, the role may include other responsibilities and duties as assigned on occasion, based upon APC needs or requirements.
The mission of the Arlington Pediatric Center (APC) is to provide a medical home for infants, children and adolescents up to age 18 years residing in Arlington households with incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. The Center is committed to providing excellent comprehensive care that is accessible, continuous, family-centered, coordinated, and compassionate. Care is delivered or directed by pediatricians who seek to develop ongoing relationships of mutual responsibility and trust with patients and families.
Arlington Pediatric Center operates with a small team of caring, competent, and productive staff who focus on quality and cost-effectiveness in order to provide outstanding service to patients and families. APC staff place a high value on teamwork. They must accept changing duties, be multi-skilled, and perform a variety of tasks. Each member of the team is dedicated to continuous learning, and contributes toward our goal of providing outstanding health care services to low-income children and their families.
- Utilizes available screening mechanisms to identify patients requiring nutritional intervention
- Conducts patient/family interview for diet and weight histories
- Considers the patient's age-specific learning needs, abilities, and preferences; cultural and religious beliefs; and other barriers to learning when planning the instruction
- Maintains working knowledge of community food/nutrition/physical activity resources in order to provide appropriate and effective services and referrals
- Develops and conducts effective nutrition in-services for the APC staff based on need
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field required
- One year experience in outpatient dietetics required, preferrably in a multicultural setting
- Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration required
- Must be able to communicate effectively in English; fluency in Spanish is preferred.
Pay & Benefits: In addition to salary, the benefit package includes paid major holidays, vacation/sick time, health & dental insurance, and 401(k)
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