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Perlman Clinic
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HX Contract
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Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday-Friday

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#118123 Registered Dietitian - Diabetes

Filing Deadline: Wed 12/14/2022

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The Registered Dietician, Diabetes Educator is a member of the interdisciplinary team working in the outpatient diabetes education program. The RD, CDE provides a ready source of diabetes support, education, training, and consultation to individuals and groups with type 1, type 2, and pre-diabetes, as well as general education to health care staff and faculty. The purpose of the role is to encourage healthy lifestyles by educating patients about behaviors that can prevent or mitigate diseases, injuries, and other health problems.


  • Must possess licensure through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Registered Dietician. Certification with the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators as Certified Diabetes Educator is also preferred. A minimum of 3 years experience caring for people with diabetes is preferred. A minimum of 2-3 years of nutrition experience, preferably in the field of diabetes.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and ability to perform nutritional consultations and to create meal plans that address the dietary needs of individual diabetes patients.

  • Demonstrate experience teaching small groups (up to 20) in nutrition and diabetes education and interfacing with community groups. Ability to effectively help participants change and maintain dietary and other lifestyle behaviors.

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently.

  • Demonstrate experience in group nutritional and diabetes counseling and education. Strong skills in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating the nutritional, lifestyle, and educational needs participants.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to interact positively and effectively with professional and nonprofessional staff, patients, study participants, families, and community support groups.

  • Demonstrated computer experience using Electronic Medical Records, databases, word processing and spreadsheet.

  • Identifies patient/family problems or learning barriers including physical, cognitive, environmental, language/cultural, financial, psychosocial, and spiritual and provides appropriate referral as necessary.

  • Demonstrate ability to identify when a patient’s needs are outside the scope of practice and expertise and arranges for additional services to meet needs.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with adult patients of various ages and backgrounds (socioeconomic, cultural, cognitive, etc.).

  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to multiple locations.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
  • Must be a Registered Dietitian and preferably a Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Must be willing to travel to off-site locations, and if necessary, work evenings and weekends.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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