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Kaiser Permanente Nutrition Specialist in Portland, Oregon

To support the Health Education Services Department by providing and interpreting nutrition information and strategies in a supportive learning environment to members/customers as a treatment for medical conditions. To direct patients/members toward a healthier lifestyle thus improving their status and adding to their satisfaction.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Leads health education and group appointments classes according to established protocol and curriculum, including assessing learning needs and barriers and adjusting presentations to meet identified group needs.

  • Teaches and reinforces a low fat and low sugar eating pattern and essentials of adequate nutrition using didactic and behavior change techniques.

  • Create a supportive group atmosphere conducive to participant success.

  • Functions as a team player for planning and conducting presentations and in developing and updating additional curriculum.

  • Maintains current knowledge in the nutrition and behavior change field as it applies to the particular program taught.

  • Manages routine data collection and administrative duties in a timely manner, including outcome documentation.

  • Attends and participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings and training sessions.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience teaching adults.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience counseling consumers on dietary modifications.


  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition or nutrition related field

License, Certification, Registration

  • Registration in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (RD-Registered Dietitian)

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date

Additional Requirements:

  • Comprehensive knowledge in human nutrition and dietetics.

  • Working knowledge in current dietary treatments for weight management, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes.

  • Ability to present curriculum content clearly, accurately and with consideration for participant needs and educational level.

  • Ability to facilitate a positive group process, reinforcing participant responsibilities, in a time limited format.

  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts without incurring overtime pay.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience working in an HMO setting.

  • Minimum two (2) years of leading weight management groups.

  • Working knowledge of behavior modification and relapse prevention.

  • Has the skills and ability to co-facilitate task oriented groups.

  • Ability to facilitate adult groups in specific area of instruction (i.e., weight management, adolescence, cardiovascular risks).

  • Computer applications.

  • MS degree in nutrition or nutrition related field


TITLE: Nutrition Specialist

LOCATION: Portland, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.