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Registered Dietitian, Optum Medical Weight Loss - Remote - 2235213

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Minnetonka, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Optum Medical Weight Loss-Registered Dietitian will be responsible for supporting the health and wellness initiatives for employees enrolled in the Medical Weight Loss (MWL) program. This role will support the virtual MWL program by meeting with participants to educate on lifestyle and behavior modifications to improve overall health and wellness and support weight loss while providing a wealth of health care resources. When employees need advice on healthy habits, chronic condition management, and treatment, the virtual MWL Health Care Advisor will help employees in developing a personalized plan. This role will be responsible for collaboration with the greater medical team. Topics of coaching could also include stress management and exercise planning along with clinical support across a wide array of health topics and conditions. For those who want to invent the future of health care, here’s your opportunity. We’re going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Location: Telecommute

Schedule: Monday – Friday, daylight (hours may change on demand)


This role will also include hosting and executing virtual events and activities that encourage healthy living. To encourage employee participation, this role will work closely with the MWL operations team to promote events that support the MWL program. Employee initiatives are a highly visible and strategic innovation initiative. With any innovation you can expect an environment that will continue to evolve on a regular and consistent basis. The desired candidate will have an interest in helping define new health and wellness processes and be flexible in supporting change initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as employee advocate, going above and beyond to provide expert, proactive services such as:
    • Personalized information on best place of service for needed care
    • Recommendations for Primary Care Physicians and Specialists
    • Recommendations for high quality, best cost, evidence-based treatment options
    • Resource for all UHG and community well-being resources
    • Outreach to community primary and specialty groups
  • Serve as clinician providing the following virtual services:
    • MWL specific nutrition management, fitness planning, well-being guidance and coaching
    • Lead virtual group MWL support and educational classes
  • Well-being Champion
    • Contagious positive attitude that inspires others and models health and wellness
    • Establishes rapport and trust with employees
    • Participates in Stride champ meetings

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current, unrestricted Registered Dietitian credential through CDR
  • 3+ years of clinical experience in a hospital or community setting
  • Experience in a Wellness and/or Disease Management role
  • Demonstrated ability and experience leading group classes
  • Proficient with a variety of computer based clinical care tools/EMR
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Power Point
  • Proven ability to deliver health education and programming to motivate and engage
  • Proven self-directed, self-managed
  • Proven solid oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication that is clear, well-organized and demonstrates an understanding of audience needs

Preferred Qualification:

  • Obesity Specialist training or certification

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington, Washington, D.C. Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $58,300 to $114,300 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices are Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OptumCare and its affiliated medical practices is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.