Hiring for a casual Clinical Dietitian with Lakes and Northland Hospitals. The Clinical Dietitian coordinates the provision of medical nutrition therapy with other members of the health care team. The Clinical Dietitian identifies patients at nutrition risk, assesses nutrition needs according to age and disease specific requirements and develops, implements and monitors the nutrition care plan and outcomes of intervention. The Dietitian provides nutrition education to patient, families, health care professionals and the community. Responsibilities include support of the nutrition care delivery system, precepting of dietetic interns/students and participation in performance improvement and research activities.
Rotating On-call hours
Develops Patients Nutrition Care Plan
Completes nutrition assessment according to department policy.
Develops an individualized plan based on age, culture, social consideration conditions, and other relevant needs.
Collaborates with patient, family and other healthcare professionals.
Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Orders supplements, diets, nutrition therapy and other pertinent items according to the Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol Policy
Documents appropriately and revises as necessary
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team for safe, quality care.
Identifies interdisciplinary resources needed to assist in implementation and makes referrals as needed.
Applies knowledge and principles established in the Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice Guidelines to determine the most appropriate action plan.
Evaluates, systematically and continuously, the patients response to interventions
Provides Patient/Family/Community Education
Plans and presents educational programs which meet the assessed needs and capabilities of inpatients, outpatients, community groups, and health care professionals using appropriate department educational materials and lesson plans. Considers population served.
Evaluates patient knowledge, readiness to learn, and potential for behavioral changes
Assists patients, families and community members in identifying and securing available resources to achieve necessary goals.
Serves as a preceptor and helps clients and dietetic interns/students apply nutrition knowledge and skills.
Appropriately documents in the medical record.
Maintains current educational material and resources.
Uses communication strategies to achieve desirable outcomes and enhanced teamwork.
Communicates and receives verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner.
Communicates with members of the healthcare team, patients and families and documents relevant information accordingly.
Documentation follows organizational and/or regulatory policies and procedures.
Communicates information to the appropriate personnel in the Nutrition Department
Demonstrates Quality in Practice.
Implements quality practice by following system policies/procedures, practice guidelines, and Medical Nutrition Therapy protocols
Effectively uses resources as personnel, monies, equipment and time in the provision of nutritional care.
Provides care according to organizational ethics, Code of Ethics for profession of dietetics, licensure, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Standards of Professional Practice (SOPP) for dietetic professionals.
Meets Joint Commission and/or other regulatory standards.
Identifies performance improvement criteria to monitor effectiveness of services and participates in the performance improvement process activities.
Systematically evaluates quality and effectiveness of practice and revises practice to incorporate evaluation results.
With specialized training, demonstrated competency, and delineated clinical privileges, may place nasoenteric access devices and bridles
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respective manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Minimum License/Certification/Registration What License/Certification/Registration is required for this position? 1. Commission on Dietetic Registration/Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D) registered 2. Minnesota State Licensure from the Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice
Experience Minimum Experience What is the minimum level of experience needed to perform this job, if any? Up to one year as a clinical dietitian on non-specialty practice areas. One to two years of position related experience in specialty practice areas.
Preferred Experience What level of experience is preferred for this job, but not required? Two to five years of experience as a clinical dietitian.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, plus good computer skills preferred.
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