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Dietician - IRF PRNWaukesha, Wisconsin

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Job # 412132 Date posted 07/08/2021

Description

The Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin (RHOW) is a state-of-the-art, 40-bed Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Hospital that is dedicated to restoring lives. We are a result of the joint venture partnership between ProHealth Care and Kindred Healthcare to meet the growing rehabilitation needs of the region.

RHOW specializes in treating patients with many diagnoses, including, but not limited to, stroke, brain injury, amputation, neurological and cardiac disorders. In 2016, RHOW received Joint Commission Disease Specific Specialization in Stroke and Amputee Rehabilitation. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) granted RHOW accreditation in 2020 in Stroke, Amputee, and General Rehab.

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.

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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  • 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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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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