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SRH Per Deim Registered Dietitian

Summary
Ensure that quality nutritional care is provided to all patients in a timely manner according to established screening and assessment standards. Develop and implement individualized nutrition care plans based on patients' nutrition status, and patient/family education needed. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the implementation of nutrition support. Document appropriate nutrition information in the medical record.
Key Responsibilities
New patients are screened and assessed through patient interview, referral information and medical records and within established timeframe.
Nutrition care plan is developed and implemented in collaboration with the healthcare team and in accordance with established standards.
Documentation is up to date and complies with department standards.
Diet orders are edited in accordance with the clinical privileges granted by the credentialing committee.
Nutrition support plan is developed and implemented to progress patient toward established goals.
Follow up care is provided per established standards of care.
Patient and family counsel and education is provided to meet their level of understanding and prescribed diet regimen.
Food/nutrition expertise is provided to interdisciplinary team to ensure patient and family needs are met.
Discharge planning assistance is provided including referrals for post discharge nutritional care, communication with outpatient dietician and/or home healthcare companies to ensure a smooth transition of care.
Nutrition consultation for patients is completed within established timeframes.
Patient's compliance with diet plan is monitored.
Liaison services are provided between food service and nutrition to ensure the meal service is efficient and in compliance with diet order.
Clinical preceptor duties are carried out per established guidelines.
Quality improvement efforts are participated in to meet department goals.
Enteral formulary review assistance is provided to ensure that essential products and availability reflect consideration of current clinical practice and cost containment.
Guidelines and therapeutic references relevant to nutrition care are updated to reflect industry best practices.
Additional work activities are carried out to meet stated expectations.
PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.
Education/Degree
Required
Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition or Food Services Management required.
Preferred
Experience
Required
Minimum 1 year clinical nutrition experience.
Preferred
Licensure
Required
Current registration or registration-eligible member of the American Dietetic Association.
Current Massachusetts licensure.
Preferred
Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)
Required
Effective verbal, electronic and written communications skills using the English language
Maintain variable work schedule to provide patient care as needed. (evenings, holidays, weekends and travel).
Computer proficiency required. Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software.
Preferred
Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population.
Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.
Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.
High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.
Attention to detail.



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