UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Clinic Nutrition Counselor - Seattle Arthritis Clinic

    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/12/2018 7:03 PM)
    Part Time
    7614 The Seattle Arthritis Clinic (TSAC)
    1st, Days
    Job Location
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  • Overview

    Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

    • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
    • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
    • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
    • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
    • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

    • Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

    Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

    As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


    We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


    UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


    Counsels patients with chronic inflammatory, autoimmune and digestive disorders.





    1. Patient Care, includes but is not limited to:


    • Assesses patient’s diet for nutritional deficiencies and excesses; including food allergies/sensitivities that may be impacting inflammation. 
    • Assesses for, and specializes in, Histamine Intolerance and Mast Cell Activation Disorder by:


    ü  Prescribes and manages low histamine/salicylate and allergen elimination diets


    ü  Recommends and prescribes supplementation and OTS medication


    ü  Recommends and coordinates  medications such as mast cell stabilizers and prescription antihistamines


    • Assesses for, and specializes in, the connection between irregularities in the gastrointestinal microbiome and systemic inflammation by:


    ü  Coordinating orders for Hydrogen Breath Tests to rule out Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)


    ü  Provides interpretation of test results


    ü  Recommends treatment protocols


    ü  Coordinates antibiotics related to SIBO eradication


    • Mentors shadowing/visiting graduate students, RDs and Dietetic Interns
    • Addresses weight loss and reducing symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome and inflammation through dietary change




    1. Management of Supplements, includes but is not limited to:


    • Recommends appropriate supplementation to address Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, Mast Cell Activation/Histamine Intolerance, MTHFR mutation and severe food allergies
    • Studies research related to these conditions to determine appropriate supplements and dosages with which to treat.
    • Manages the ordering, inventory and income/expense of recommended supplements.






    Education Background

    Masters of Science – Nutrition


    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    Registered Dietician, First Line Therapy Certified Instructor


    Special Training/Skills

    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, Mast Cell Activation Disorders, Histamine Intolerance


    Work Experience

    5 -10 years of Medical Nutrition Therapy in Rheumatology Practice /Clinic


    Physical Abilities

    Ability to sit for up to four hours at a time.  Able to operate a computer.


    This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with

    all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.


    Physical Demand Level:  Sedentary

    In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-


    Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally


    As required, must be able to-

    Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

    Push and Pull

    Perform fine motor functions

    Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.



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