Aetna Health Coach Dietitian in Newark, New Jersey

Req ID: 55391BR

Candidates can be office based in Harrisburg, PA or remote in New Jersey.

Position Summary:

We are building an exciting new clinical and member experience program at Aetna. Aetna Community Care is a member centric, team-delivered, community based care management model that joins members where they are.

The Registered Dietitian is responsible for promoting optimal nutritional health, food safety and access, for high risk commercial and Medicare members in a new community based care management program. The Registered Dietitian, working within a multi-disciplinary team, leads and implements dietary strategies and interventions that support holistic member centered care along the health continuum.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides subject matter expertise, consultations, case reviews and education to clinical staff and members.

  • Participates in the inter-disciplinary team and collaborates with healthcare team to align nutritional interventions with care goals.

  • Evaluates the plan of care and effectiveness/outcomes of dietary interventions and modifies as needed.

  • Educates members and families on healthy diet, appropriate nutrition guidelines for disease state(s), provides prevention and wellness, guidance.

  • Connects members with nutritional community resources, dietary counseling services, leveraging applicable nutritional plan benefits.

  • Collaborates with nutritional therapy providers, home care providers, community resources for nutritional support.

  • Conducts home visits, as needed, to validate appropriate nutritional needs are being supported.

  • Utilizes evidence based knowledge and protocols appropriate to patient populations and diagnoses.

  • Adheres to care management and quality management processes in compliance with regulatory and accreditation guidelines and company policies and procedures.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

    Background/ Experience Desired:

  • 3-5 years related work experience as a Registered Dietitian required

  • Experience working long-term with people who have chronic conditions e.g. diabetes, renal disease, complex nutritional needs required

  • Hospital experience preferred

  • Demonstrates skills/knowledge needed to coordinate & support prescribed nutrition therapies

  • Build relationships & work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team

  • Local travel may be required.

  • Bilingual desired.


  • The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • Masters Degree in Nutrition or related field preferred.

    Licensure/ Certifications:

  • Current Registration as a dietitian with the Commission on Dietetics in state where individual will work.

    Telework Specifications:

  • Position is to be located in Harrisburg, PA or remote in NJ.

    Additional Job Information:

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence. Together we will empower people to live healthier lives. We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

Job Function: Health Care

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.