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JOB: RESEARCH DIETITIAN

The Research Dietitian is responsible for specialized nutrition intervention through the research process for a study conducted in association with Community Servings. This position will support and participate in the interdisciplinary research protocol review, implementation, and outcome evaluation. The Research Dietitian will attend ongoing protocol required training and meetings and provide quality nutrition care and education based on the approved research protocol, the participant needs, and professional/agency standards. This position will participate in quality improvement activities and contribute to scholarly research manuscripts and grant preparation.

The position reports to the study’s Project Manager and works closely with the Principal Investigator and Community Servings’ Manager of Nutrition Services.

Study Summary:

This research project, Food as Medicine for HIV: A randomized trial of medically tailored meals and lifestyle intervention, is a community-based randomized clinical trial (RCT) of a medically tailored meal (MTM) and intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) for people with HIV (PWH), Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM), and food insecurity. The study will span five years, including 2.5 years of patient enrollment, 3.5 years of MTM or usual care and ILI intervention, and qualitative and further quantitative data analysis.  

The usual care will consist of 12 months of MTM, consisting of a weekly delivery of 10 ready-to-eat meals, along with currently offered telephone-based nutrition assessments and education. The MTM ILI intervention recipients will receive usual care and a 20-session telephone lifestyle intervention change program designed to complement meal delivery and prepare for the period after meal delivery with behavioral and skill-building approaches to sustain the benefit of the intervention. The 20-session lifestyle intervention is targeted to the needs of PWH with T2DM experiencing food insecurity, with an emphasis on improving glycemic control and weight loss. The intervention will have a primary focus on diet quality and reducing calorie intake to promote weight loss. Outcomes at 12 and 18 months include HbA1c, weight loss, and patient-reported outcomes.

The study is being led by Dr. Seth Berkowitz, a clinician, and physician at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and a leading expert on the association between food insecurity, poor health outcomes, and high healthcare costs. The Lifestyle Intervention (LI) is being developed by Linda Delahanty, MS, RD, Director of Nutritional and Behavioral Research at Mass. General Hospital, an exceptionally experienced lifestyle intervention investigator and one of the architects of the Look AHEAD lifestyle intervention. Delahanty will work closely with the Community Servings Research Dietitian to develop and train on LI’s delivery.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, implements, and revises the nutrition and lifestyle component of research protocols in collaboration with investigators and the research team, consistent with the research protocol’s goals, general nutrition principles, individual participants’ needs, and governing policies and procedures. The nutrition component may require literature review, contribution to study design, development of educational materials, and data collection tools.
  • Attends training sessions to receive certification for delivery of the lifestyle intervention, and ongoing training meetings to discuss advanced counseling strategies and review treatment fidelity.
  • May conduct screening interviews with potential participants to assess eligibility for the designated study protocol. Obtain informed consent as approved by the principal study investigator.
  • Plan, organize and conduct individual lifestyle-related meetings for study participants as needed per protocol.
  • Completes collection and interpretation of nutrition-related data consistent with standards for nutrition research data completion and may participate in the publication and presentation of research findings
  • Documents research nutrition data, including participant understanding of protocol requirements and compliance to the nutrition component of the research protocol.
  • Maintains strong and effective working relationships with co-workers and study staff.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to research study participants. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of diabetes care management, possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the study participants’ status.
  • Complete other study-related tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills as an individual and as a member of a team.
  • Familiarity with the latest nutritional standards, practices, and procedures, especially for individuals with diabetes
  • Effective individual counseling and group facilitation skills; some experience with motivational interviewing techniques
  • Able to provide quality and compassionate care to a diverse participant population.
  • Ability to translate complex scientific and nutritional information into simpler messaging for diverse audiences
  • Able to organize work, complete tasks efficiently and independently with attention to detail, meet deadlines for multiple tasks and inquiries.
  • Research knowledge with the ability to understand and implement procedures/research protocols.
  • Able to use judgment and solve problems; assess research literature and quality improvement parameters
  • Computer proficiency, including nutrition software, spreadsheets, and current knowledge of nutrition assessment instruments and tools.
  • Skill in the effective use of the English language to read and express ideas/facts orally
  • Able to successfully pass a criminal background check upon hire. Community Servings is a CORI friendly employer.

Education/Experience: 

  • Master’s Degree from accredited college or university preferred.
  • Five or more years of clinical counseling experience preferable. Two or more years’ experience in nutrition research
  • Current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

We offer a complete benefits program including:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Daily community lunch

The is a 4-year grant-funded position.

Click here to apply through our online Career Center.

JOB: PART-TIME REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist assists in the nutritional assessment and counseling of meal delivery clients, leads virtual and, when deemed safe, in-person community cooking and nutrition workshops, and ensures that home-delivered meals adhere to therapeutic goals and dietary standards. This position is 28 hours per week. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reviews client medical records and nutritional status to assess client eligibility for home meal delivery program 
  • Conducts telephonic nutritional assessments and develops care plans for meal delivery clients 
  • Collaborates with referral partners and medical professionals to adjust client care plans
  • Assists with the tracking and maintenance of client paperwork for annual funder and agency audits
  • Provides nutritional counseling and responds to client concerns over the phone and in-person upon request
  • Leads virtual and in-person cooking and nutrition workshops both on-site and off-site, as needed
  • Collaborates with the Executive Chef and kitchen staff to ensure client meals are meeting set nutrition standards
  • Assists with evaluating standardized recipes, auditing client meals, and conducting quality assurance measures
  • Assists Manager of Nutrition Services in supervising and developing projects for dietetic interns

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or related field and at least six months of clinical nutrition experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Bilingual speaking ability is a plus. 
  • Familiarity with the latest nutritional standards, practices, and procedures
  • Experience conducting group nutrition and healthy cooking education for culturally diverse audiences
  • Ability to translate complex scientific and nutritional information into more straightforward messaging for various audiences
  • Flexible schedule for occasional evening and weekend engagements
  • Proficient in computers with knowledge of MS Office and Food Processor software
  • Skill in the effective use of the English language to read and express ideas/facts orally
  • ServSafe certification is a plus.
  • Able to successfully pass a criminal background check upon hire. Community Servings is a CORI-friendly employer.

TO APPLY:
Complete an application on our online Career Center or call Human Resources at 617-752-9426.

JOB: DELIVERY DRIVER

The Delivery Driver’s primary responsibility is to load our van and deliver prepared meals to Community Servings’ clients. The shift is 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Obtain client bags from refrigerated units and load vans as directed.
  • Look at route sheets and establish food counts to load the van for meal delivery.
  • Deliver weekly bags to approximately 35 – 50 clients per day.
  • Access MapPoint program to locate new stops and produce maps.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A strong customer service orientation – friendly, flexible, and compassionate
  • Experience in loading, map reading, and food delivery
  • Experience with safety and food handling sanitation standards
  • Skill in interpersonal relations for effective communication with a multi-cultural client and volunteer population.
  • Skill in the effective use of the English language to read and express ideas/facts orally and in writing.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers.
  • Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and a clean driving history
  • Able to successfully pass a Criminal Offender Records Inquiry (CORI) Background Check
  • Ability to read and interpret a map
  • Bi-lingual speaking ability (e.g., Spanish) is a plus.
  • High School Diploma and one to three years’ experience driving a 10,000 lb. van.

TO APPLY:
Complete an application on our online Career Center or call Human Resources at 617-752-9426.

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