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Dietician -PRNAustin, Texas

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Job ID 386251 Date posted 06/06/2020

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Plans and delivers nutritional care to patients according to the physicians’ diagnoses. Performs as a member of the multidisciplinary care team.Screens newly admitted patients to identify those at nutritional risk.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific:

  • Assesses patients’ nutritional status according to established standards.Performs nutritional screening within required timeframes.

  • Obtains necessary information from the medical record to determine patient’s nutritional status; develops nutritional care plans for patients in the rehabilitation setting.

  • Assures that patient’s cultural, religious, and ethnic food preferences are honored, when possible, unless contraindicated.

  • Assures that food and nutrition products are stored under proper conditions of sanitation, temperature, light, moisture, ventilation and security.

  • Evaluates the results of nutritional intervention on the patient’s nutritional status to determine the need to revise the nutritional care plan.

  • Improves patient’s nutritional status by consulting with physician on appropriate nutritional interventions.

  • Assists in developing and implementing patient nutrition care programs and ensures consistency of programs. Assists in the development and implementing of patient nutritional menus.

  • Interacts professionally with patient/family.Provides nutritional teaching and counseling to patient/family in making desired changes in eating habits.Assesses patient’s ability to learn.

  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Provides food-drug interrelationship information to physician.

  • Assists in orienting and in servicing new employees to department.

  • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.

  • Documentation meets current standards and policies.Documents problems, goals, etc on the Interdisciplinary Care Plan on admission, updates as appropriate.

  • Conducts in-service as requested to hospital staff and the community.

  • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.

  • Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.

  • Assesses patients’ nutritional status according to established standards.

  • Obtains necessary information from the medical record to determine patient’s nutritional status.

  • Develops nutritional care plans for patients in the rehabilitation setting.



Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) or a post Bachelor’s Certificate in Dietetics.

  • Participates in continuing educational requirements to maintain registration.

  • Certified dietitian status.

  • Previous experience in acute care setting preferred.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.


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