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Registered Dietitian

  2020-09-14     Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust     85 Nielson Street     58,000- $66,000 year  

Founded in 1998, the Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust is a nonprofit healthcare foundation in Watsonville, California.  Our mission is to foster a healthy and equitable community for all in the Pajaro Valley through leadership in advocacy, collaboration, and wellness. To us, “wellness” means more than just a healthy body, it means having equitable access to resources, activities, and choices that help prevent illness and improve quality of life. We envision an equitable Pajaro Valley with health, wellness, and a full quality of life for all. Health Trust programs include direct diabetes and medical nutrition education, grantmaking and health collaboratives such as #LivePV which addresses social inequities.   

To continue to provide excellent service to our participants, The Health Trust has an immediate need for a Registered Dietitian.  This is a regular full-time position, reporting to the Program Director.

This position is part of a thriving, growing Diabetes Health Center (DHC) in Watsonville providing health promotion and disease prevention services, including nutritional education and Medical Nutrition Therapy, to a multicultural population. The Registered Dietitian (RD)/Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) applies the principles of medical nutrition to support patients at Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust’s DHC. The RD/CDCES will promote and maintain health, prevent or treat illness, and recommend rehabilitation through lifestyle changes, including nutrition education and dietary adjustments. The RD/CDCES works closely with the patient to develop an individual plan of care centered on behavioral changes for developing a healthy lifestyle. The RD/CDCES also works with allied healthcare and other professionals to support coordination of care.

Our ideal candidate will have both a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) licenses. We prefer candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, strong attention to detail and assessment, documentation and leadership skills are required.  This position requires good computer skills including Microsoft Office, Athena or other Electronic Medical Record (EMR).  Employees who are successful at the Health Trust have the ability to work well independently or within a team environment to ensure quality patient care.  We are a fun, family-friendly environment, and so a naturally friendly, punctual, professional self- starter who enjoys being part of a team that thrives on helping others to achieve good health and quality of life would fit in well would with us.

Our starting salary range for this position is $58,000 - $66,000 per year. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  We have a 403(b) plan with company matching funds, and generous time off policies. 

If you are a dedicated nutrition professional looking for an opportunity to make an impact, this may be the role for you.  If this role sounds appealing, we want to hear from you right away.  Please send your resume to

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