The Clinical Dietitian will provide quality nutritional care to patients such as the development, implementation and monitoring of Medical Nutrition Therapies. You will work collaboratively with the medical staff, patients, families and other departments to ensure the patients’ nutrition care plans are implemented and departmental standards are maintained.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily.
- Performing nutritional assessments and re-assessments, identifying short and long term goals, recommending nutrition interventions, monitoring and evaluating patient progress.
- Working closely with the other departments to assist on residents’ optimal nutritional status.
- Evaluating potential food/drug interactions.
- Developing and implementing educational programs for patients and staff.
- Serving as a resource to the medical staff regarding emerging trends in the nutritional care.
- Attending Interdisciplinary team meetings and communicating patients’ nutrition care plan, progress and special needs.
- Providing clear and concise medical record documentation per protocol and regulatory standards.
- Performing meal rounds to ensure patients' meal trays are consistent with the prescribed diet and meet standards as to quality, quantity, temperature and appearance.
- Maintaining current professional registration requirements (i.e., Professional Portfolio, self-development and continuing education).
- Complete Section K and all quarterly resident nutritional reviews, along with all required nutritional documentation.
- Communicating patients’ needs to appropriate team members.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education and/or Experience
- Bachelors’ degree with major studies in food and nutrition, in addition to completion of required internships.
- Registered Dietician or must be eligible to complete state board exam.
- Positive, caring and customer-service-oriented attitude.
Physical Demands and Abilities
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, bending, turning and stretching. Finger and hand dexterity required. Visual and hearing acuity essential.
- Must frequently lift or move residents and objects weighing over 50 pounds.
- Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the shift.
- Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.
- Must be able to assist with the evacuation of residents.
- Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile people within the facility.
- Frequently works in a well-lit or dimly-lit, tempered room.
- May be required to attend activities outside the facility to stay abreast of new developments, best practices, and statutory and regulatory changes.
- May be required to work holidays
- Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.
- Pursuant to the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, all employees must remain drug free and alcohol free when reporting to work, while at work and while engaged in any work related activities.
- Comply with all Healthcare Act rules and regulations and any related laws and regulations.
Note: This document and the statements contained within it are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.
This facility is an Equal Opportunity Employer