NYU Medical Center Health Educator in New York, New York

Health Educator

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Job Description

Family Health Centers at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn, a designated Level 3 Medical Home, is the largest federally qualified health center network in New York State, and the second largest in the nation. It includes nine primary care sites, 33 school-based health centers and dental clinics, four day care centers, the nation's largest dental residency program, and New York State's largest behavioral health program. The network also includes 12 community medicine sites providing care to disenfranchised New Yorkers, comprehensive HIV services, chemical dependency programs, and a family support center that offers educational, vocational, and other social support programs. Learn more aboutFamily Health Centers at NYU Langone.

Position Summary:We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Health Educator.In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for providing comprehensive individual and/or group nutritional counseling to patients in the Family Health Center network, to better manage conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs comprehensive Nutritional Assessment for patients according to Family Health Center standards and guidelines.

  • Reviews patients’ medical records to obtain and interpret data and information relevant to disease management.

  • Develops and documents appropriate Nutritional Care Plan.

  • Documents on the multidisciplinary teaching record diet instructions provided to patients and or families and the response of the patient to the prescribed diet, including the ability to verbalize the rationale of the diet.

  • Conducts nutrition education classes for groups of patients, family members or the community.

  • Confers and coordinates nutrition care with other members on the Healthcare team (Physician; nurse; pharmacist; social services; etc.).

  • Maintains current nutrition knowledge through participation in continuing professional education meetings/seminars.

  • Evaluates and documents the effectiveness and outcomes of nutrition therapy during patient's scheduled follow up visits.

  • Maintains current nutrition knowledge through participation in continuing professional education meetings/seminars.

  • Participates on committees and multidisciplinary teams and conferences assigned.

  • Provides nutrition consults per request of patient and multidisciplinary team.

  • Reviews, updates and ensures adequacy of nutrition educational materials to prevent shortage or disruptions in patient care, or the performance of duties.

  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Improvement Programs, Safety, Environmental and Infection Control.

  • Maintains customer service, respect, flexibility, knowledge, professionalism pleasant attitude, patience, caring and helpful.

  • Appropriately manages time to complete goals.

  • Demonstrates a sense of teamwork.

  • Utilizes all available resources to reach sound decisions.

  • Initiates action to solve problems and assumes responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications:To qualify you must have a Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s Degree preferred in Food and Nutrition from an accredited College or University.1-3 years experience providing nutritional counseling in a health care setting.Strong customer service and communication skills. Previous work experience in the health care setting preferred.

Bilingual Spanish Preferred

Required License, Registration, Certification:NYS Dietitian License, RD, CDE.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's network provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.If you wish to view Family Health Centers at NYU Langone's EEO policies, pleaseclick here. Pleaseclick hereto view the Federal "EEO is the law" poster or visithttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htmfor more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, pleaseclick here.

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Family Health Centers at NYU Langone


ManagedCare-Diabetes Team- FHC


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09:00 AM to 05:00 PM