Corktown Health

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Summary: The Registered Dietitian (RD) delivers medical nutrition therapy services and diabetes education (CDCES) for clients/patients at CH including LGBTQ+ and HIV positive populations. The RD designs and implements nutrition interventions, teaches clients/patients in individual and group settings, collaborates with medical providers and support staff. The RD is responsible for documenting nutrition information, creating and analyzing reports in the EHR and other systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs clinical nutritional assessments. Evaluates individual dietary needs of clients in person taking into account their health conditions and medications; develops nutrition plans instructing and educating individuals on nutritional principles, dietary needs, food selection and preparation. Suggests diet modifications and develops meal plans and teaching materials.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures pertinent to food & nutrition programs.
  • Teaches/mentors other staff members and may precept dietetics students and/or interns.
  • Prepares and performs food demonstrations for clients and documents goals and milestones in EHR.
  • Participates in quality management and performance improvement efforts.
  • Performs client intakes, reviews documents and assesses eligibility for programs based on established referrals, policies and procedures. May assist with distributing food vouchers and supplements for eligible low income clients.
  • Educates and supports clients affected by diabetes to understand and manage the condition. Promotes self-management to achieve individualized behavioral and treatment goals that optimize health outcomes.
  • Upholds compliance with relevant standards of care. Ensures confidentiality and privacy practices in accordance with agency policies, HIPAA and relevant laws, regulations and contractual obligations.
  • Documents minimum of 2 encounters per client per year in EHR and appropriately closes encounters with medical billing.
  • Other individual and group duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • American Dietetic Association Registration (R.D.) required.
  • Master’s degree required with Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) Certification preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in clinical dietetics strongly preferred.
  • Experience with HIV related nutrition and EHR documentation/billing preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have great clinical, strategic and organizational skills and be able to multi-task.
  • Excellent leadership and customer service skills as well as the ability to professionally interact with individuals from diverse populations and accommodate social and cultural differences.
  • Advanced computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, EHR and Reporting applications.
  • The ability to meet in person with all clients, stand for long periods of time and lift a minimum of 30 pounds for distribution of nutritional supplements.

This position may require limited in-state travel.

Salary & Benefits:

  • $55,000 – $68,000 based on education and experience.
  • Benefits include paid time off, agency recognized holidays, medical, vision, dental, disability, life insurance and 401K after 60 days, subject to agency and insurance eligibility criteria.

Schedule & Working Conditions: This position is full time, predominantly during business hours Monday through Friday and may require some evening and weekend hours. The position is based in Detroit and may require some workdays assigned at various sites. Work is generally performed within a clinic and medical office environment and includes significant in person, phone and email contact with patients/clients, clinical and support staff funders and the general public. This position reports to the Vice President of Clinical Operations. 

CH is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values a diverse workforce. CH does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability and any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Applicants who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who represent minority and/or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Features




Full Time


5 Years+




Full Benefits after 60 Days

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