Dietitian Clinical Job Description Sample
Must maintain licensure for the length of employment in this classification. http://bdn.ky.gov/Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class.
If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.FOODS AND DIETETIC
Job Summary: Provides professional methods to improve the nutritional health of a patient and keep the body healthy; under varying areas of specialty or within a specialty area. Works in collaboration with any other healthcare staff to provide needed evaluations, assessments, education, development of nutritional plan(s), implementation and subsequent re-evaluation regarding nutritional therapy and requirements.
Education: Baccalaureate Degree along with completion of a dietetic education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Licensure, Registration and/or Certification: Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a current Dietitian License with the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. In some instances new graduates may be registration-eligible and provisionally licensed.
Work Experience: 6 months to 1 year related experience. (New graduates can utilize internships to count as experience.)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Advanced nutrition assessment skills, basic counseling skills.
Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to integrate the analysis of data to discover facts or develop knowledge, concepts or interpretations. Ability to organize and prioritize work in a timely and efficient manner.
Ability to be detail oriented as required in the examination of clinical and numerical data. Basic computer skills.
Clinical Dietitian - NFS Clinical Nutrition Support
Position: Clinical Dietitian I
Shift: AM shift, rotating weekends, some holidays required
General Purpose:The Clinical Dietitian I works closely with the healthcare team in the inpatient clinical nutrition service at UNCH Hillsborough campus and outpatient clinic in the Raleigh area to develop and execute individual and group evidence based medical nutrition therapy that is integrated and compatible with the patient focused medical goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP), containing performance of Nutrition Focused Physical Finding (NFPF) prior to completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, identifying and documenting criteria for acute/chronic protein-calorie malnutrition, developing and implementing nutrition interventions, and monitoring and evaluating of the patient's progress. The Clinical Dietitian I uses the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF) to determine scope of practice, establish Standards of Practice and Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) in nutrition care and practice-specific dietetics and as available, evidence based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention.
The Clinical Dietitian I also performs business functions, such as management of resources in a cost-effective mannerandparticipates in compliance and quality performance improvement efforts to ensure that nutrition care is safe and effective. The Clinical Dietitian I as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, is involved in team conferences and QI projects, provides professional CE in area of expertise, and contributes to the development and revision of clinic procedures. The Clinical Dietitian I also may be involved in community-based nutrition programs and maintains professional competency and skills required for professional practice.
The Clinical Dietitian I supports, and models the core behaviors of the department and organization; e.g., communication, collaboration, service, safety, accountability, and improvement.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTY
Utilizes knowledge of medical nutrition therapy and theories of health behavior practice to apply the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) in nutrition assessment and implementing nutrition interventions, education, counseling and motivational interviewing.
Utilizes current / evidence based knowledge for program development and to ensure
medical nutrition therapy practices meet established guidelines.
- Assists in achieving compliance with the Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid Services, Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), or other accrediting agency standards to continuously improve the safety and quality of care to the public and to the organization's performance improvement.
- Participates in clinical research, or continuous quality improvement (CQI)
projects as pertains to clinical areas of practice.
- Identifies needs for professional development and mentors others in area of practice.
Participates in the training of clinical nutrition intern students by acting as preceptor.
- Acts as a resource person for the nutrition service team(s) assigned and serves as a liaison between other medical specialties and ancillary services.
Requires Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, or related area and completion of an approved undergraduate program or dietetic internship by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Registered Dietitian (RD) by The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
Licensed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) in the State of North Carolina or registry eligible and obtained within six (6) months from date of hire.
Clinical Dietitian - Clinical Nutrition Services PRN (Weekends)
Responsible for assessing the nutritional status andproviding individualized nutrition care plans and education from the analysisof the electronic medical record and patient interview for each hospitalizedpatient utilizing specialized knowledge and skills.
Responsible for assessing the nutritional statusand providing individualized nutrition care plans for each designated hospitalizedpatient including the provision of discharge planning.
Educates and counsels patients of all agesincluding infant, child, adolescent, adult, geriatric and significant other/caregiveron modification of diet required for continued recovery as assigned.
Documents findings, actions and summary ofassessments, follow up and diet instruction comprehension in the electronicmedical records.
Reviews and modifies the patient room servicemeal selections as needed; updates diet office computer system with thetimeframe for patient follow-up visit, snacks and supplement needs.
Participates in department meetings and dietarystaff small group meetings to inform and respond to concerns. Meets regularly with the Director, ChiefClinical Dietitian.
Communicates with the Dietitians, NutritionAssistants, Communications Operators, supervisors, room service staff, nursesand other healthcare team members.
Takes phone inquiries regardingnutrition-related questions/problems from in and outside the hospital.
May conduct formal classroom instructions in medicalnutrition therapy.
May attend interdisciplinary patient rounds.
Completes nutrition-focused physical exam onpatients per the dietitian's discretion
Enters diet orders for diet changes, nutritionsupplements and/or nutrition support in the electronic health record/dietoffice computer system.
Upon referral, provides individual outpatientdiet instruction for all age levels and provides feedback to physicians asneeded.
Has the knowledge and ability to perform thenutrition focused physical exam in association with the nutrition assessment.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
A professional level of knowledge in nutritionand dietetics, which acquired by completing a regular, four-year collegeprogram with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Dietetics.
Completion of the Coordinated UndergraduateProgram, Internship Program or other qualifying experience approved by the Academyof Nutrition and Dietetics is required.
Registration eligible upon completion of an approvedinternship program or qualifying experience and successfully taking and passingthe Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) exam. Failure to pass the CDRexam within two (2) attempts will result in the termination of the employee'semployment status.
Current registration with the Commission onDietetic Registration is required.
Current license with the State of Iowa for
Dietetic Practice is required.
- Credentialing in an area of specialization, ifavailable, is desired.
Your passion is in what you do, the care you provide, and the dedication with which you serve. It is the same commitment with which our people live their lives, and in turn, share their culture.
With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you'll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You'll grow your skills and expertise in a clinically challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.
Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging.
This position is responsible for the provision of all aspects of nutrition care and education to in-patients and out-patients ranging from infancy to elderly. This position coordinates with medical providers in the provision of nutrition services to medically high risk clients when dietary intervention is needed for maintenance of optimum nutritional status. Coordinates nutrition services with WIC and provides follow up when they are admitted to the hospital and when they are discharged. This position also provides assistance to the Food Service Department with special diets for inpatients. Assists in the preparation of the annual budget in a manner that is cost efficient, effective and in alignment with the corporation's financial goals.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Foods & Nutrition. Master's degree will be desirable.
Two years of clinical nutrition and/or community nutrition .
ADA registration and state of Alaska licensure. Must maintain this status.
Computer, weighing scale, body fat calibers
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition and diet therapy. Keeps current with the new trends in the field, as well as JCAHO/CMS standards.
Basic computer skills and familiarity with common software applications.
Acts as a resource for other members of the care team and community agencies.
Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
Ten paid holidays
Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Center
YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences. Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.
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Clinical Dietitian Full Time Permanent
Our client is actively seeking candidates with relevant experience in their respective industry. We currently have an open role for a Clinical Dietitian Full Time Permanent in Porterville, CA.
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This is an exciting opportunity for any Clinical Dietitian Full Time Permanent in Porterville, CA. Our client is a leader in their industry and is constantly looking to expand and fuel growth with high caliber candidates.
Here at Talent Finda we work hard with our client and you, our candidate to ensure there is total recruitment synergy throughout the process. We want you to be as prepared as possible to give you the best chance of landing this exciting opportunity.
We will consider candidates from outside of Porterville, CA, if you are looking to relocate. Our consultants will guide you through every step of the process ensuring we get your application information in front of our client as quickly as possible.
Do you feel you have what it takes to fill this role of Clinical Dietitian Full Time Permanent in Porterville, CA? Then look no further, hit the application below and let's get your application in motion.
Clinical Dietitian PRN
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is a licensed 404 bed acute care facility. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Los Robles Hospital has the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Ventura County and the only Emergency Room in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties coveted EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating. In addition, it is the only hospital certified by both counties as a STEMI designated heart attack center for rapid heart attack response and is a certified Primary Stroke Center. With over 600 physicians on its medical staff, representing over 50 medical specialties, Los Robles is proud to be the community's most trusted resource for health and a regional destination for care.
Provides medical nutritional therapy that is individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Scope of services provided by the dietitian may include care to the following populations: Neonates (birth to 1 year), Pediatrics (1-14 years), Adolescent (14-18 years), Adult (18-65), and Geriatrics (65 and above).
Satisfactory completion of appropriate academic requirements for the field of dietetics and related disciplines and receipt of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or other regional accreditation agency.
Satisfactory Completion of a program of supervised practice for a minimum of 900 hours that is designed to prepare entry level practitioners through instruction and assignments in a clinical setting. Supervisors of the program shall meet minimum qualifications established by public or private agencies or institutions recognized by the State Department of Health Services to establish those qualifications.
Satisfactory completion of an examination administered by a public or private agency or institution recognized by the State Department of Health Services as qualified to administer the examinations. Satisfactory completion of continuing education requirements established by a public or private agency or institution recognized by the State Department of Health Services to establish the requirements.
If an applicant has completed the above requirements, the applicant may be hired with continuation of employment contingent upon successful completion of the RD exam within 6 months.
Senior Clinical Dietitian - Part-Time
Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Senior Clinical Dietitian in the Integrative Medicine Center is to enhance the care of patients by providing evidence-based nutrition education in order to optimize health and promote lifestyle change in group and individual settings. Provides education within the hospital and in the community and participates in outcomes related research/projects.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Clinical Care Provides quality nutrition care in relation to the patient's diagnosis, medical history, treatment, age group, nutrition status, symptom assessment, and other needs in an outpatient setting. Verifies physician's orders and reviews history before rendering service.
Administers questionnaires and evaluates results before and after visit, as directed. Identifies nutritional therapies for the prevention and management of disease and evaluate the efficacy of nutritional interventions. Performs body composition measurements and incorporates results into assessment and treatment plan.
Integrates practical techniques required to successfully guide patients toward healthy nutrition including concepts such as grocery store tours and label reading, macro/micro-nutrient analysis, meal planning, and the maintenance and review of food diaries. Brings patient concerns to the attention of the medical team. Collaborates with center psychologist, physical therapist, and MD/APP in the development and implementation of Fitness Program.
Provides a comprehensive assessment of nutritional status by synthesizing and analyzing information obtained through personal interviews, physical assessment, review of the medical record, and consulting with other members of the care team as appropriate. Determines patient's nutrient needs and develops a comprehensive plan of care by using department-established guidelines. Documents care in the medical record according to institutional and departmental standards.
Provides ongoing or follow-up care according to established time frames and reassessment criteria. Works with center leadership in developing guidelines, algorithms, and educational tools as directed. Attends weekly interdisciplinary team meetings.
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team individually and in group meetings in recommending, implementing, and monitoring of nutrition interventions. Effectively manages time in order to maximize patient care activities as well as participates in interdisciplinary rounds, developmental activities and scheduled meetings, as appropriate. Maintains overall productivity as determined by the center leadership.
Education Educates through classes regarding dietary interventions to improve health, optimize ongoing cancer treatments, and reduce the risk of future cancers. This would include regular cooking demonstration classes and lectures.
Develops nutrition-related Patient Education materials. Provides professional and staff education to ensure the safe management and care for patients and families. May attend conferences, workshops, meetings, and seminars related to nutrition support when asked by leadership.
Research-related Activities Assesses research related to nutrition and health relating to the individual patient's cancer diagnosis and incorporates into treatment when applicable. Presents research related to service line to interdisciplinary team members. Evaluates and participates in developing research related to nutrition and integrative cancer care.
Other duties as assigned
- Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility.
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- Employee participates in on-going learning and demonstrates application of it in his/her role.
- Employee demonstrates commitment to collaborative professional relationships with physicians and all members of the heath care team.
Provide service to our customers, including patients, patient caregivers, referring physicians and each other, in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.
Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times
Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
Meets time and attendance expectations and responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to patients and coworkers
Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to patients and coworkers before being asked
Wearing Protective Equipment
Attention to detail
Performing in a Leadership Role
Required: Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field. Completion of an American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved dietetic internship or its equivalent.
Preferred Education: Master's Level Degree
Required: Five years clinical experience.
With preferred degree or advanced certification, three years of required experience. All of the following: Current Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Current Licensed Dietitian (LD) with Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians.
Preferred: At least two years of clinical nutrition experience with oncology patients.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Clinical Dietitian Iii, Gastroenterology, 8A-5P
JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to patients with complex medical conditions in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings.
Coordinates clinical responsibilities to distribute workload among team members. Assumes some responsibility for the training and development of the professional clinical dietetics staff. Coordinates nutritional aspects of patient's care with physicians and health care personnel.
Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process to document in the medical record. MNT resource professional for Level I and II dietitians. Serves on committees in the Food and Nutrition Department and on hospital-wide or system-wide committees.
May participate in research and data collection pertaining to job assignment. Responsible for maintaining necessary credentials for the position. Utilizes effective time management in organizing work load, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks.
Assists in development of quality improvement and process improvement initiatives. Conducts quality improvement activities as well as performance improvement monitoring and provides feedback to dietitians and other staff. Participates in performance evaluation of co-workers.
Coordinates clinical responsibilities to ensure patient care; redistributes clinical workload among team members as needed. Performs performance appraisals of dietitians at Level I and II. Precepts and evaluates interns independently.
Helps students to apply knowledge and skills. Mentor to Level I and II dietitians. Develops learning experiences and assignments in area of clinical expertise for the dietetic interns.
Revises internship module, learning experiences and assignments in area of clinical expertise. Develops and participates in revision and update of clinical policies/protocols. Identifies work process improvement opportunities and proposes solutions.
Coordinates team activities to implement process improvement solutions.
Confirms diet order, assesses appropriateness, implements, manages or adjusts diet prescription for oral and/or enteral/parenteral nutrition; may write diet prescription and document changes in the medical record. Develops and implements nutrition care plans, monitors progress as appropriate for patient¿s medical condition.
Coordinates appropriate implementation of cultural, religious, ethnic preferences or medical requirements with FNS. Possesses and utilizes accurate knowledge of food safety and sanitation. Resource to FNS staff; may evaluate and make recommendation regarding nutritional products and supplies.
Provides nutrition counseling to patients and caregivers based on identified needs. Makes appropriate use of available education materials. Revises and updates patient education materials.
Participates in development and evaluation of patient education materials. Serves on FNS and EHC committees. Educates FNS Staff, possibly inclusive of clinical dietitian staff by conducting one or more education activities per year, this may include supervision of educational activities conducted by dietetic interns.
Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates nutrition care plan for patients using the Nutrition Care Process. Medical Nutrition Therapy performed and documented in compliance with TJC, CMS and hospital protocol. Provides care without supervision; support care provided by dietitians at Levels I and II.
Demonstrates advanced practice competency. Regularly assumes responsibility for more complex patients.
Assures continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care.
Effectively applies or participates in evidence based research to enhance practice. Participates in medical rounds, discharge planning and patient care conferences as appropriate for the clinical assignment. Participates in Quality Improvement activities on clinical units to improve patient satisfaction scores.
Provides nutrition counseling to patients and caregivers based on identified needs. Collaborates with FNS and members of the healthcare team to provide efficient, quality patient care. Conducts physical assessments on patients.
Able to identify and provide nutrition diagnosis and intervention for malnutrition. Provides training and guidance for dietetic interns and dietitians in physical assessment of patients. Develops protocol or patient care guidelines for area(s) of specialization.
Initiates development of Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) portfolio to reflect professional and career goals. Actively participates in a related professional organization by attending organization sponsored meetings or community events. Completes an average of 15 nutrition related continuing education units annually.
Resource on nutrition to physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. Communicates and interprets nutrition information to other staff during physician rounds or patient care conferences. Coordinates an educational seminar for dietitians, nurses or other professional staff or contributes an article to an in-house or external newsletter to educate professional staff.
May develop additional written material intended for benefit of staff. Provides in-service education to professional staff on patient care units. Develops and implements system wide nutrition related events.
May participate in nutrition-related hospital events such as National Nutrition Month. Participates in, develops, and/or implements orientation for new clinical dietitian employees. Provides evidence of ability to demonstrate application of at least one new skill learned or approach to work annually.
May serve as food and nutrition resource/expert to the community through education. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition or Dietetics.
Completion of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved dietetic internship program and registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Maintains a specialty certification from an approved nutrition related area OR has a Master's degree in Nutrition, or Dietetics or related field. Three years of experience as a dietitian in a clinical setting.
Licensed as a dietitian in the State of Georgia. Must maintain competency in adult and geriatric nutrition. Competent in basic computer skills, including diet management software.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks.
Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Dietitian - Clinical Dietitian - Lindner Center Of Hope - Full Time
Knowledge and Skills:
Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, or Nutritional Sciences
Licensed as a Registered Dietitian by the State of Ohio;
Certified as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration;
Minimum of 2 years experience in general clinical dietetics practice preferred.
Prior experience working with Eating Disorder Patients is preferred.
In depth knowledge of normal and therapeutic nutrition is required.
Ability to assess nutritional status and develop comprehensive care plans for all levels of nutritional risk patients is required
Lindner Center of Hope
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