Serve as the nutrition expert and collaborating with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide patient centered care. Provides medical nutrition therapy via nutritional assessments, nutrition diagnosing, recommended interventions, and monitors follows up with patient as appropriate.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- B.S./B.A. leading to R.D. (Registered Dietitian) status
- R.D. or R.D.E. with ability to sit for exam within 6 months of hire date. L.D/N. (Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist) or L.D/N. approved application from the Department of Professional Regulation of Florida within 6 months of hire date with R.D. status or 9 months of hire date with R.D.E. status
- CPR: HeartSaver - active throughout employment
- Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process to perform nutritional assessments, develop MNT POC interventions and methods for monitoring outcomes via the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology.
- Responds to consults and nutrition screens and arranges follow ups within appropriate established time frames based on department policy and patient condition.
- Coordinates patient nutrition care plans. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings; proactively identifies patient with nutritional needs during rounds and discharge meetings.
- Communicates with medical team regarding nutrition interventions.
- Documents assessments within the Electronic Health Record, utilizing department specific Power Forms and IPOCs.
- Monitors use of formulary & non- formulary formulas and communicates with the formula room to coordinate provision of service.
- Checks outpatients in at time of service and enters charges for outpatient services within 24 hours from date of service.
- Provides nutritional education to patients & families within the specific scope of practice, while taking into consideration patient’s preferred learning styles/readiness for change/cultural beliefs.
- Organizes and conducts education/in-services for department staff, nursing units, physicians and other ancillary staff member.
- Participates in facility-wide and department program on performance improvement to improve processes and patient care.
- Develops and modifies education materials for patients and family to meet their learning needs.
- Communicates nutrition plans of care with medical team members, patients and families through verbal, written or electronic communication.
- Serves as preceptor for dietetic interns and medical residents as assigned. Provides feedback for evaluation of interns/residents and feedback for improvement in dietetic intern program as needed.
- Maintains accountability by ensuring compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, all competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu) and education requirements.
- Maintains professional accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by MCHS Timekeeping and Attendance procedures, and ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards.
- Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers
- Able to communicate consistently and effectively (understand, read, write, and speak) in English
- Able to communicate consistently and effectively (understand, read, write, and speak) in Spanish preferred
- Able to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions
- Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
- Knowledge of how to perform algebra computations and conversions in order to make nutritional recommendations
- Able to interpret, evaluate, and utilize research result