Dietitian

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Job Description

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Clinical Duties:
  • Monitors nutrition screening on newly admitted patients to identify those at nutrition risk.
  • Performs thorough nutrition assessments using the Nutrition Care Process. Identifies areas for nutrition intervention and provides accurate documentation. Communicates any recommendations to physician and staff.
  • Provides follow-up nutrition assessments as needed and per policy.
  • Enters any nutritionals or oral supplements into dietary management software as is appropriate for the facility.
  • Analyzes and documents calorie counts.
  • Provides nutrition support assessments and recommendations.
  • Communicates freely with all nursing staff, pharmacy staff, speech therapy and all other team members involved in the patient's care.
  • Offers diet education for all patients with an admitting diagnosis of CHF and Diabetes. Perform other diet education per physician consult request.
  • Actively participates in quality improvement, policy & procedure revisions, and other administrative duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed.
    Nutrition Educator Duties
  • Performs medical nutrition therapy (MNT) sessions or nutrition counseling/education for all outpatient referrals per Client guidelines and according to the Scope of Practice.
  • Documents outpatient MNT or nutrition counseling/education session and communicate results to referring office.
  • Enters billing information for outpatient MNT or nutrition counseling/education on each patient.
  • Attends formal Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab (ICR) training, and maintains appropriate standing in regards to the knowledge and understanding of the content contained in the Pritikin program material.
  • Performs one on one Registered Dietician counseling visits with each new phase II, Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab patient.
  • Sets applicable goals with each patient, and follows up on those goals throughout their duration of the program.
  • Leads Pritikin, nutrition specific educational workshops/classes, according to the Cardiac Rehab class schedule.
  • Coordinates, and leads weekly Pritikin cooking schools (one day per week), in which education is given to the patients, and the food items are prepared during the class.
  • Provide community and employee nutrition education via health fairs, schools, and other special requests.
  • Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition or health education

  • Required Licensure/Certifications
  • Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian in the State of Illinois
  • IDPH Food Service Safety Certification or Food Handler's Training and Certification
  • Client provider number

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