· The Registered Dietitian is under the direct supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer and works in conjunction with the Food Service Director.
· The individual assesses and documents patient nutritional needs, develops and implements nutritional care plans, counsels’ patients and families, and supervises the activities of the Clinical Dietary Aides.
· The patient population serviced by the Registered Dietitian includes pediatrics, adolescents and adults of all ages.
· Formulates nutrition care plans/goals.
· Discusses nutrition care plan with the patient/family and other health care team members.
· Prepares written evaluation, in S.O.A.P. format, for the patient’s medical record and physician's office record.
· Re-evaluates patients at intervals to modify nutritional care plan as indicated.
· Monitors the nutritional care provided during the course of the patient's hospital stay.
· Interviews patients regarding dietary habits to determine nutritional education needs.
· Collaborates with Clinical Dietary Aides.
· Develops, performs, and evaluates continuous quality improvement program.
· Maintains office files.
· Contacts physicians to clarify nutrition prescriptions.
· Is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective, courteous and respectful working relationships with patients, families, the general public and co-workers.
· Evaluates, revises and develops nutritional education materials.
· Participates in continuing education for professional growth.
· Trains and orients new Clinical Dietary Aides.
· Provides ongoing education for the Clinical Dietary Aides.
· Attends Multi-disciplinary Committee and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee meetings.
- Position Competencies
- Other Duties Assigned by Supervisor
- The ability to keyboard and have fine motor skills.
- The ability to be supervised.
- The ability to work as a team member.
- The ability to have positive personal interactions with staff, patients/residents and visitors.
- Education: B.S. R.D.
- Experience: Prefer minimum of one year experience in acute hospital setting and experience in long term care.
- Certifications: Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association.
1. Hospital dietary and cafeteria practices; long term are experience preferred.
2. Management principles.
3. State and Federal regulations.
4. Safety requirements.
5. Quality improvement principles.
6. Maintain records in an organized manner.
7. Maintain the department's TJC accreditation.
8. Establishes and maintains effective working relations with departmental employees, hospital staff, medical staff and patients.
9. Assures safe practices and techniques are used in the department.
10.Communicates policies to hospital and dietary employees.