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Registered Dietician - IRF PRNKeller, Texas

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Job # 421391 Date posted 11/17/2021

Description

Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Keller is a 36 bed Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF), located in Keller, TX and is a partnership between Kindred Healthcare and Texas Health Resources. We offer specialized treatment programs for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation and orthopedic injury. Our rehabilitation programs are centered around the individual needs of each patient to improve health, function and quality of life.

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for the planning and implementation of the nutrition care of the patients in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local standards and regulations, clinical guidelines, and policies and procedures.  Collaborates with Nutritional Services manager to ensure accurate food service is provided to patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Leadership

  • Completes annual competency testing and maintains professional growth and development portfolio to maintain registration and licensure/certification
  • Performs job based on applicable federal, state, and local regulations, company policies and procedures, and evidenced based clinical guidelines
  • Performs job within defined Scope of Practice
  • Participates in the planning of the department budget
  • Participates in planning and creating the hospital’s strategic plan to achieve the mission and vision of the hospital
  • Participates in implementing policies and procedures related to nutrition care of the patient
  • Participates in the hospital’s performance improvement program by conducting, aggregating, trending, and acting on data for key clinical nutrition indicators
  • Annual QAPI department plan is developed with mandatory components. Monthly reports are taken to hospital committee as per facility policy
  • Participates in quality assurance activities that ensure oral nutrition therapy is safe and accurate from the culinary department
  • Participates in the survey process; instructs staff in matters of conduct and disclosure; maintains a presence at all times while surveyors are on-site and directs the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress, if appropriate; works with other hospital departments to develop survey plan of correction, as needed
  • Serves on various committees as required by company standards, regulations, and/or appointment by immediate supervisor

Direct Patient Care

  • Conducts initial assessments and reassessments on all patients admitted to the hospital.
  • Ensure proper completion of documentation (assessments, care plans, education, discharge planning)
  • Prescribes nutrition therapy to meet estimated needs and monitors tolerance
  • Provides ongoing reassessment to ensure optimal nutrition therapy is provided
  • Participates with interdisciplinary team meetings to develop, implement, and monitor the nutrition care plan
  • Interviews patients, family members, legal representatives, and/or significant others to obtain diet history, food preferences, and other pertinent information needed to develop and/or update plan of care
  • Advocates for patient to protect and promote patients’ rights, and accommodate individual needs and cultural/religious preferences.
  • Involves the patient/family in planning objectives and goals for the patient.
  • Conducts nutrition education individually and in classes to patients, families, staff, and community as appropriate.
  • Conducts meal rounds to ensure patients are receiving therapy that meets patient’s needs
  • Coordinates with culinary department to resolve patients’ concerns or dissatisfactions with diet or meal service.

Menu Management (if Nutritonal Services manager is not a Registered Dietitian, then RD provides the following oversight)

  • Provides oversight of the menu management process
  • Reviews and approves all patient menus in the facility; must approve any substitutions provided to patients
  • Provides oversight for the transcription of diet orders in the department to ensure accuracy.
  • Provides oversight to patient snack process to ensure compliance with the diet order and distributed to patients timely.
  • Provides training to manager and staff as needed on therapeutic diets and menus, food allergens, or other related topics.
  • Is proficient in the menu management software system operations.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in dietetics or nutrition related field.
  • Registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • State licensure/certification, if required by state.
  • Previous experience in acute care setting, preferred.
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Keller is dedicated to providing superior care to our patients in a warm, nurturing environment. We provide comprehensive medical rehabilitative care so that our patients achieve their highest level of wellness and independence. Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Keller is a 36-bed acute care rehabilitation hospital located in Keller, specializing in Stroke, Brain Injury, Neurological, Amputation and Orthopedic rehabilitation.

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