Requisition Number: FAMPR-DIETI-S-09-2019-01
Job Title: Nutrition Health Educator
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: C - 4 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000

Nutrition Health Educator

Apply Now

Description/Job Summary


Uphold the mission and beliefs of the organization by assuring that all patients receive high quality, comprehensive nutrition-related health education. This position includes, but is not limited to: designing, promoting, implementing and evaluating comprehensive, high quality nutrition health education activities that focus on at-risk populations, in order to increase positive health outcomes. This position is also responsible for evaluating the medical and social needs of these patients and connecting them with services as needed.


Team members are expected uphold the health center mission by assuring that patients receive health care that is competent, caring, and meets with a high degree of satisfaction. In addition, staff must support FPCN's commitment to a trauma-informed system of care that continually recognizes and responds to the impact of traumatic stress on all those who have contact with the organization, including children, adults, families, caregivers, and staff.

Responsibilities/Duties

  1. Work collaboratively with the Primary Care Providers to identify at-risk patients in need of nutrition health education with a particular focus on the following high needs populations: people living with hypertension and diabetes, addictions, obesity, and food insecurity, in addition to any other referred patient with nutrition and dietary counseling needs.
  2. Perform brief intervention visits to patients identified in or referred from any clinical department focusing on the provision of individualized nutrition health education and self-management support targeted toward the patients’ ongoing plan of care.
  3. Design and implement comprehensive, high quality group nutrition education programs for at-risk patients (and family members) to increase positive health outcomes and reduce high risk behaviors with a particular focus on chronic care populations.
  4. Ensure content of group sessions are consistently evaluated to ensure high quality and standards of care.
  5. Provide nutrition-related services to patients of all ages, including: patient education, counseling, assistance in obtaining needed services and supplies.
  6. Ensure measurable outcomes/data are collected and analyzed
  7. Collaborate with integrated services to coordinate patient access to food and healthy nutrition education
  8. Contributes to the strategic development and implementation of FPCNs workflows and services related to nutrition, food insecurity, and poverty.
  9. Participate in the Health Center's continuous quality improvement program.
  10. Participate in nutrition health education and promotion activities in collaboration with the Lead NP, Integrated Services, and the Center Director
  11. Complete concise, comprehensive EHR documentation on all individual and group encounters within 48 hours of the encounter, including documentation on patients’ interdisciplinary care plan.
  12. Develop appropriate health education materials and programs for use in the health center, in conjunction with the Lead NP, students, and Providers
  13. Participate in promoting health education activities in conjunction with Outreach and other departments
  14. Maintain HIPAA regulations via training and supervision of support personal and maintenance of an overall environment that promotes and supports patient confidentiality
  15. Attendance and participation in meetings, in-services, educational programs and other activities as deemed appropriate
  16. Implement and maintain site and network-level quality improvement activities related to nutrition education
  17. Maintain current Health Center policies and guidelines
  18. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Experience

At least (2 - 5) years’ experience providing nutrition education to people among various ethnic and social backgrounds, experience in an outpatient setting preferred

Required Education

Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred

Required Qualifications

  • Certified Diabetes Educator preferred
  • A registered/licensed Dietician required
  • Experience providing diabetes education to people among various ethnic and social backgrounds, experience in an outpatient practice setting preferred a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage numerous practice activities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team player, professionalism, responsible, courteous and reliable.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, familiarity with Electronic Medical Records and willingness to learn all computer systems.
  • Demonstrates initiative, leadership and a high level of educator skills
  • Unconditional ability to maintain HIPAA regulations.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency among persons from various ethnic and social backgrounds.
  • Leadership skills that include the ability and desire to champion teambuilding within Primary Care.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility.
  • Demonstrates effective time management skills and follow through

Program Summary

Family Practice and Counseling Network, a program of Resources for Human Development, is a network of community health centers providing comprehensive primary care, dental and behavioral health services. The Network consists of four health centers in Philadelphia – Abbottsford-Falls Family Practice & Counseling in the Northwest, the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University in the North, the Health Annex in the Southwest, and Annex West Philly housed in Action Wellness (formerly Action AIDS); and a convenient care clinic in Philadelphia – Fast Family Care. Today the Network serves more than 23,000 patients annually and is an NCQA certified Patient-Centered Medical Home.


Apply Now
Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.