JOB DESCRIPTION: Dietitian

JOB DESCRIPTION: Dietitian

JOB TITLE/CLASSIFICATION…………. Clinical Dietitian (151)

DEPARTMENT officer………………. Food & nutrition services

STATUS…………………………………….. Non-Exempt

RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to…………………………………. MANAGER, FOOD & NUTRITION SERVICES

      External relationships……………. CONTRACTED SERVICES


POSITION SUMMARY

Under general supervision is responsible for providing optimal nutritional care to patients, which compiles with the Joint Commission and title 22 regulations and the standards of care in the dietetic profession.

Responsible for the medical nutrition therapy of patient/residents; nutritional assessment, nutrition care plans, patient visitation, inpatient/outpatient diet counseling, consults regarding advance nutrition support, as well as assist in other areas related to the Food and Nutrition Services Department


ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Performs nutritional assessments and nutrition screens, which are appropriate and timely per established policies and procedure.

Develops nutrition care plans and monitors patient response to care plan developed.

Provides inpatient discharge diet instructions.

Keeps thorough and updated information on patient profile sheets.

Instructs outpatient, teaches classes and conducts in-services, as required.

Provides diet consultations as ordered by physicians.

Attends dietitian’s meeting and Food Nutritional Services department meetings.

Collaborates with physician and nursing to deliver quality nutrition care.       

Other Duties

Visits patients with special dietary needs.

 

Documents clinical productivity.

 

Provides billing for patient nutritional services.

 

Provides needed in-services as assigned.

 

Answers telephone and provide copies as required.

 

Assists diet technician in updating TF rands as required.

 

In absence of Food Service Manage/CNC/Lead Cook or Charge Leader Supervises the department.

 

Perform other job related duties as assigned by Clinical Nutritional Coordinator

 

As requested participates in teaching for community education classes or participates in health fairs

 

Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Manager, Food & Nutrition


QUALIFICATIONS

*License/Certification

Registration with American Dietetic Association required

 CNSD Certification Highly desirable

*Proof of all required License(s) and Certification(s) is due at time of hire.

**Education

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics required.

 

Approved internship/traineeship

 

CNSD Certification and/or MS highly desirable

Experience

Minimum six (6) months experience in acute care hospital

 Skills

Hospital MSA system

 

Good organizational and interpersonal skills

 

Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Employee must demonstrate basic computer skills