Outpatient Clinical Dietitian
One year of experience as an outpatient dietitian or as a clinical dietitian in an acute care or long term care facility is required. Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred. Must be knowledgeable of current diet therapy practices. Should be familiar with food service systems operations. Supervisory experience desirable. Membership to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraged.
Reporting to the Director of Population Health, and under the clinical supervision of the VP of Patient Care Services/CNO and the Clinical Dietitian Manager, the Dietitian performs a variety of duties related to nutrition counseling of patients/families in private or group setting for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) diet education. This may include, but not limited to, diabetes education, weight management, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, malnutrition/weight gain, infants with failure to thrive, cancer and nutrition therapy, wound care nutrition therapy, gastrointestinal disorders and nutrition therapy, sports nutrition, and assessments/evaluations of patients with home tube feedings. Other responsibilities include wellness classes, creating nutrition education materials, and other responsibilities in these practice settings. The Dietitian must work with inpatient hospital staff and participate in community health care events as time permits. The position requires flexibility in hours worked and location in which education is provided. the Registered Clinical Dietitian performs nutrition screening/assessment, diet counseling for both inpatients and outpatients, patient visitation, diet consults, documentation in patient medical record and department records, and performance improvement and monitoring.
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours which may include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call in the Director's absence. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
The employee must work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines; and the incumbent shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors from all departments of the Hospital and government agency employees.
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