Employment Type: Full-Time
: 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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