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Asheville, NC, United States

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CarePartners is seeking a PRN Registered Clinical Dietician to support our PACE Program. This position is PRN (as needed for vacation, holiday, seasonal coverage).


Role Summary: Under the supervision of the Operations Director, assesses nutritional status of PACE participants. Uses pertinent data to plan and implement appropriate nutrition interventions and communicate the information to the Interdisciplinary Team to ensure the nutritional needs of the participants are met. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team. Provides nutrition counseling, education and therapy to participants; educates and counsels family and other caregivers regarding dietary issues; and conducts initial assessments and periodic reassessments. Participates in the development of the plan of care, assists in the coordination of 24 hour care delivery, and regularly informs the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) of the nutritional needs of each participant. Coordinates Center meal service to ensure kitchen standards are met. Coordinates with contracted meal services to ensure meal plans and substitute meals meet the needs of the PACE participants.  Provides education to other health care professionals as appropriate. 


Required Education: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with major studies in food and nutrition or dietetics.


Preferred Education: MS degree with emphasis in nutrition


Required License:

  • Licensed Dietician/ Nutritionist in State of North Carolina
  • Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). 

Required Experience:      

  • Minimum of 1 year working with a frail or elderly population.
  • Minimum of two (2) years clinical nutrition and supervisory experience.

Preferred Experience:     

  • Skills and knowledge necessary to assure assessment, treatment or care is appropriate to the age and nutritional needs of the Adult and Geriatric patients served.
  • Clinical experience in medical nutritional therapy, especially for common chronic diseases seen in the geriatric population (e.g. diabetes, heart disease).
  • Able to instruct others in the correct use of standard kitchen equipment and utensils and food handling safety.
  • Clear, concise verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to manage time and prioritize tasks.
  • Personable, professional interactions skills with others.
  • Basic computer literacy.


Find out more about our PACE Program here: PACE Program




ABOUT MISSION HEALTH – Based in Asheville, North Carolina

Mission Health System, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, serves our 18 county region in western North Carolina and has been deeply rooted in the community for more than 130 years. Mission Health is the state's sixth largest health system, operating six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region's only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit or @MissionHealthNC


Mission Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other protected characteristic.


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Facility: CarePartners
Job ID: 46586
Category: Allied Health
Contract: PRN
Shift: 8a-5p
Job Class: PRN

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