Dietitian - CDCES - Optum Job at Optum, Smithtown, NY

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  • Optum
  • Smithtown, NY

Job Description

Opportunities with Optum in the Tri-State region (formerly CareMount Medical, ProHEALTH New York and Riverside Medical Group). Come make a difference in the lives of people who turn to us for care at one of our hundreds of locations across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Work with state-of-the-art technology and brilliant co-workers who share your passion for helping people feel their best. Join a dynamic health care organization and discover the meaning behind Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

We are seeking a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), with at least one year of experience in diabetes education and management and in medical nutrition therapy. There is a solid preference for candidates who have diabetes pump and CGM experiences for devices currently on the market.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide Diabetes Self-Management Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy as per provider referral
  • Provide education via one-on-one consultation, groups, and either in -person or telehealth
  • Provide appropriate documentation in Epic
  • Work with the diabetes education team to develop a comprehensive diabetes device program
  • Actively interact with physicians and staff, promoting a team approach to medical care
  • Follow up on requests for diabetes or nutrition information from teammates and patients promptly via phone, email or MyChart
  • Promote positive interpersonal relationships with fellow teammates, providers, physicians, and patients
  • Attend monthly meetings for Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists



You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)
  • 1+ years of experience in diabetes education and management and in medical nutrition therapy
  • Knowledge of diabetes management and various diets for medical nutrition therapy including diabetes, pre-diabetes, congestive heart failure, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, GERD, gout, celiac, PCOS, chronic kidney disease
  • Competent with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to read, speak, understand, and write clearly in English


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Device certification with Medtronic, Tandem, Omnipod
  • 3+ years of experience in diabetes self-management education, medical nutrition therapy and diabetes management
  • Experience using EPIC
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public
  • Solid teaching, counseling, and negotiation skills



New York Residents Only: The salary range for New York residents is $48,300 to $94,500 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.


At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.




Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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