Registered Dietitian II, CDCES

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(1/30/2024 1:18 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
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Job Description


Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Registered Dietitian II. (Certified Diabetes Educator)

with our Endocrinology Clinic. In this role you will partner with the clinical team in the Kovler Diabetes Center to provide patients with the highest quality of care.  As a Registered Dietitian II in the Kovler Diabetes Center, your primary responsibilities will be to optimize the health status of adult and pediatric patients with diabetes by providing chronic disease management therapies and diabetes self-management education (DSMES). As part of an American Diabetes Association Diabetes Education Recognition Program, you will perform duties in support of, and in compliance with the National Standards of DSMES and with requirements of regulatory, accrediting, and licensing agencies.




In this position you will:

  • Work in partnership with the interprofessional team and patients to develop plan of care and coordinate care delivery.  
  • Provide patient-centered, evidence based DSMES and MNT including motivational interviewing and teach-back methods in one-on-one and group/class settings.
  • Identify, assess, and address patient goals and barriers for improving their health status and management of health conditions.  Provide patients with education about the disease process and offer tools and skills needed to achieve self-management goals, including avoiding and treating acute and long term diabetes and other health related complications.
  • Provide evidence-based DSMES including, but not limited to basic and advanced carbohydrate counting; weight, lipid and HTN management; use of glucometer or CGM; review of blood glucose goals and interpretation of patient home glucose monitoring and food logs, training of self-injectable diabetes medications.
  • Utilize the Nutrition Care Process to proactively assess, provide nutrition diagnoses, interventions, monitor and evaluate patients’ response to therapeutic interventions and reassess patients’ in-person, on the phone or via patient portal as needed in collaboration with the care team.
  • Perform RD job duties within scope and licensure as needed in clinic. 


Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Nutrition, Dietetics or other relevant major
  • Three(+) years of clinical experience
  • Must either have an MS degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or other relevant major ORa specialty certification relevant to position (e.g. Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Certified Specialist in Oncology, CDCES, Certified Specialist in Renal)
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist/Certified Diabetes Educator credential OR Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management credential
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration with successful completion of coordinated program, dietetic internship, or other experience approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education
  • Maintenance of RD status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) by accrual of 75 units of approved Continuing Professional Education every 5 years.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to work with patients and staff from diverse cultural, educational, and ethnic background
  • Computer literacy (minimum Outlook, Word, Excel, Epic)
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with American Diabetes Association education recognition program standards
  • Experience as a Registered Dietitian in an Ambulatory setting


Position Details:

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Shift: Days; on-site at Hyde Park 
  • Patient Population: Adults & Pediatrics  
  • Unit/Department: Endocrinology
  • CBA Code: Non-Union
  • SIGN ON BONUS- 1,500


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