Weill Cornell Medical College Nutritionist in New York, New York

Position Summary

Provides quality nutrition care and education to patients and family members. This position assesses the nutritional status of patients and recommends the appropriate nutrition therapy as it pertains to the patients' nutritional needs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Applies knowledge of nutrition screening and assessment to specific patient populations to determine their nutritional needs.

  • Develops educational material on nutrition, diabetes, weight management, and other nutrition-related concerns. Actively participates in overall education and training activities, and disseminates information regarding current nutrition practices.

  • Evaluates patients' nutritional status by reviewing pertinent information obtained from the patient, medical records, and the interdisciplinary health care team.

  • Provides nutrition counseling to patients and family members as indicated.

  • Uses professional judgment to adapt and apply guidelines, protocols and professional standards of care to the new and changing needs of the patient. Evaluates nutrition care plans for effectiveness and recommends changes as needed.

Education

  • Master's Degree in related field

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field

Experience

5 plus years of related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good interpersonal skills in order to develop working relationships with care center staff and other personnel.

  • Good computer skills to develop group education materials.

  • Ability to conduct workshops on nutrition-related topics.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) from NYS Office of the Professions

  • Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Commission of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Specialty Credential - Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer.