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Registered Dietitian CDE

  • Compass Health Network
  • 04/28/21
  • Wentzville, MO
  • 63385
  • $56,929.60 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
The Registered Dietitian CDE is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program at primary care locations. The Registered Dietitian CDE will work with RNs and providers to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to DSME in order to bring all facets of DSME to the patient population. Ensures that the National Standards (NSDSME) are always met and maintained. Acts as the key resource on nutrition and dietetic related information for staff. The Registered Dietitian CDE is part of the person-centered integrated care team and provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and DSME for clients enrolled in the Primary Care Services.


Diabetes Program Coordinator

Plan, implement, and evaluate the DSME program with collaboration from a multi-disciplinary team
Arrange and coordinate the activities of the DSME Advisory Committee
Liaison between staff, Advisory Committee, department heads, and administration
Responsible for obtaining and maintaining ADA Recognition and participating in the evaluation of the programs effectiveness
Maintain qualifications (CE credits, practice hours, licensure, and registration)
Review dietary services being offered at all Compass Network locations, as requested, to assist in promoting common standards across departments

Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Provide individual and group diabetes self-management education/training (DSME/T) to patients (and family members) to enable them to learn techniques to bring their disease under control, avoid potential complications and bring about lasting improvements in quality of life
Provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to patients (and family) to assist in the treatment of patients chronic diseases
Utilize telehealth technology to serve clients restricted by location and transportation
Provide nutrition counseling for patients suffering from an Eating Disorder in conjunction with the therapy department
Provide individual and group/team staff consultation on specific clients
Train and provide nutrition and diabetes education to patients support staff
Utilize Motivational Interviewing and/or other techniques that assist with health behavior change

Other Responsibilities
Attend all training as required by Compass Health Network, Accreditors and Funders
Regular attendance except as excused
Other duties as assigned


Regularly attends work except for approved absences
Attends all training as required
Maintain professional, champion behavior
Provides quality customer service
Provides services with a commitment to service excellence
Works in a way that exhibits a commitment to personal excellence
Team oriented and values diversity


Analytical Thinking
Collaborative Relationships
Creative Thinking
Communication Oral
Communication Written
Decision Making
Empowers Others
Flexible Thinking
Strategic Thinking
Technical Expertise


Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred


BLS training required (If not obtained upon hire, Compass Health provides this to staff whose positions required it)
Dietary knowledge as it specifically relates to the diagnoses of patients (i.e. chronic medical conditions and various behavioral health conditions in adults and children) required
Working knowledge of budget conscious healthy eating plans (i.e. for people who have a limited food budget, those that depend on food stamps, food pantries, etc.) required
Working knowledge of techniques for affecting health behavioral change for clients with a Serious Mental Illness required


Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) by the National Certification Board of Diabetic Educators (NCBDE)

Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.

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