CentraState Healthcare System

  • Dietician

    Posted Date 3 days ago(3/19/2019 3:40 PM)
    ID
    2018-8968
    Position Type
    Per Diem
    Location
    Applewood
    Shift
    Flexibility Required
    Work Schedule
    9A-5P
  • Overview

    Provides services to residents with the goal of fulfilling their nutritional needs. Conducts assessments, development of care plans, counseling residents regarding nutrition, and evaluation of adequacy. Develops nutrition interdisciplinary goals, annual MDS and quarterly updates. Monitors Food Service Operations. Conducts Dining Service sanitation reviews. Serves as resource for Dining Service In service and Quality Improvement Programs.

    Responsibilities

    • Integrates current Medical Nutrition Therapy through participation in interdisciplinary committees.
    • Completes nutrition assessment of resident inclusive of current medical Dx, medical Hx, pertinent lab data and medications and residents' ability to consume adequate nutrition.
    • Develops Nutrition Care Plan inclusive of resident's desire to adopt interventions necessary.
    • Completes MDS and identifies IDT goals for appropriate residents.
    • Monitors residents' progress towards goals and documents in the Medical Record within established time frames.
    • Effectively monitors Dining Service operations and recommends changes where necessary to optimize the quality of services provided. Participates in TQM program related to nutrition, as assigned.
    • Communicates pertinent information to the Dining Service Director/staff and members of the Healthcare Team through daily contacts. Makes recommendations for service improvement to RD Supervisor. Completes annual in-services as scheduled.
    • Adheres to current Diet Therapy standards through maintenance of Diet Manual and analysis of resident menu.
    • Maintains updated knowledge of all standards set by various regulatory agencies

    Qualifications

    Education:

    Bachelor’s Degree required.

     

    Work Experience:

    One to three years’ Clinical Nutrition and Long Term Care experience preferred.

     

    Licenses and Certifications:

    Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Registration from the Committee of Dietetic Registration (CDR) required.

     

    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team. Experience with MDS and Dining Services oversight.

    Physical Demands

    Working Conditions:

    Normal office and resident unit environment with occasional exposure to extreme temperatures and commercial kitchen operation.

     

    Exposure:

    Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

     

    Physical Demands:

    Sitting - Frequently

    Standing/Walking - Frequently

    Kneeling/Stooping - Rarely

    Bending/Climbing - Rarely

    Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds - Rarely

    Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

    Typing/Filing - Frequently

     

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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