Great team, getting to know the patients that you care for due to the frequency of their treatments.
Plans, develops, and provides diet interventions, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition care and preventive counseling to individuals and groups in all areas of primary and specialty patient/resident care, acute care, skilled nursing, out-patient, and/or community settings. Provides medical nutrition therapy services and monitors nutritional care of clients/patients/residents of all ages including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric as assigned. Ability to recognize, evaluates, and provide for nutritional needs based on cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs. Evaluates treatments or procedures for effectiveness using an evidence-based approach. Works on nutrition care protocols for the assigned area and acts as leader for the health care team in the implementation of the nutrition therapies. Identifies nutritional intervention methods within own specialty. Educates on diet according to disease state, medical condition and health risk.
Incorporates new trends and techniques as necessary to design care plan and update standards of care policy manuals and educational material. Assists in tailoring clinical education and associated materials for use with clients/patients/residents, families and caregivers. Performs quality control and maintains a high standard in relation to infection control mechanisms for safety. Aware and conscious of individual’s insurance coverage and reimbursement circumstances, and participates in clinical performance improvement activities, including research that tests new treatments or procedures for clinical evidence of outcomes.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in dietetics or food and nutrition through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited program.
Clinical nutrition experience through an approved coordinated undergraduate program or successful completion of post graduate internship required.
Currently holds Registered Dietitian (RD) license within the applicable state(s).
Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) required.
For applicable states, proof of a temporary/limited permit nutritionist license will be considered for registry eligible individuals in the event they are waiting to test for their CDR. Individuals will be allowed two exam attempts within three months of hire into their position.