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Clinical Dietitian

Salary Range:
DOE
Exempt/Non-Exempt:
Non-Exempt
Employment Type:
Per Diem
Department:
Nutrition and Diabetes Services

Description:
Assesses inpatient and outpatient nutrition requirements and nutrition and/or diabetes education needs and develops and provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Collaborates and communicates nutrition and/or diabetes interventions and goals to other care team members. Works with the food services staff to coordinate food and diet orders that meet quality standards and patient nutritional requirements. Provides the staff, physicians and community with evidenced based nutrition and diabetes information. Provides quality patient care and services.
Duties:
) Assess needs and provides MNT to inpatients and outpatients according to evidenced based guidelines and policies
b) Provides diabetes education based on the 10 content areas specified by ADA (includes glucometer, and insulin teaching)
c) Collaborates and communicates with physicians, staff, patients and families to meet the patient MNT and/or diabetes goals d) Schedules, documents and bills per policy
e) Provides community nutrition and diabetes education when requested in the form of classes, health fairs, articles, etc
f) Provides support to food service operations through education on diet and food safety issues, and collaboration on inpatient needs
g) Supports the department and hospital in quality improvement and department specific projects

Qualifications:
Education:
BS or MS in Nutrition and Dietetics; RD or RD eligible.
Training and
Experience:
One year experience in clinical nutrition preferred. Computer experience desirable. Strong background and interest in Diabetes management desired.
Job Knowledge:
Encompasses a wide range of disease states and appropriate nutrition therapy. It includes the ability to assess patients of all ages, provide individualized nutrition intervention and education, and communicate with families, physicians and staff. Knowledge of how to access information from the computer, journals, and textbooks as well as how to network with other dietitians is essential.


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