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Dietitian PRN

at Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Posted: 9/6/2019
Job Reference #: 1066488
Keywords: nutrition

Job Description

Dietitian PRN

Department:Food & Nutrition Services
Location:Rio Rancho, NM

Title:

CLININCAL DIETITIAN

Department:

DIETARY

FLSA Status:

NON-EXEMPT

Reports To:

DEPARMENT DIRECTOR

Effective Date:           

12/1/2015

Job Summary and Scope

The Clinical Dietitian provides overall nutrition care to patients. The Coordinator ensures the nutritional needs of the individual patients are being met and that all documentation as it relates to the patient’s nutritional status is complete and accurate. Also plans and administers activities related to patient nutrition care, complying with the standards established by regulatory agencies and the Hospitals. Scope of practice may include both in-patient (hospitalized) and out-patient (community/clinic-based).

Essential Functions: 

  • POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops.
  • Adhere to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe environment. Complies with all OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal regulations.
  • Maintain the privacy, safety, and dignity of each patient by observing client patient confidentiality and by strictly adhering to HIPAA laws.
  • Maintain clinical productivity standards and accurate record keeping of daily clinical activities, including information for scheduling and billing.
  • Monitor adherence to food safety standards.
  • Provide excellent customer service to patients, clients and co-workers to ensure patient satisfaction by addressing customer concerns and needs.
  • Maintain dietetic registration, state-required credentials and/or licensure and continuing education requirements.
  • Conduct patient nutrition assessment on a population of lower acuity patients.
  • Manage the development and implementation plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the Nutrition Care Process.
  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation that summarizes the nutrition care plan in a patient’s medical record, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation, and progress towards goals.
  • Conduct rounding to drive patient satisfaction.
  • Assess educational needs and the presence of barriers to learning. Provide nutrition counseling for individuals and groups, taking into consideration any adaptations to teaching methods necessary to meet patient learning needs.
  • Utilize assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
  • Evaluate achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family. Provide appropriate follow-ups in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals, referring patients for outpatient counseling, community, or home health services as appropriate.
  • Deliver strong operational performance by executing regulatory agency standards and programs, continually monitoring operations, and completing assessments and necessary action plans to provide optimal nutrition care and meal service to patients.
  • Work cooperatively with medical staff as well as food & nutrition services staff to ensure conformance to prescribed nutrition care orders.
  • Provide education that ensures compliance with food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards.
  • Provide appropriate and timely documentation that summarizes the nutrition care plan in a patient’s medical record, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation, and progress towards goals.
  • Maintain clinical productivity standards and accurate record keeping of daily clinical activities, including information for scheduling and billing.
  • Demonstrate accountability for the proper use of patients’ protected health information.
  • Exhibit professional behavior at all times in all areas of the workplace by reporting to work neatly groomed.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

SRMC Core Values

Integrity:  Our words and actions match our values

To Serve:  We put the needs of others before our own

Excellence:  We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative

Safety/Quality:  We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes

Teamwork:  We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service

Accountability

Communication Skills

  • Communicate effectively with peers, customers, patients and other internal contacts within UNM SRMC most frequently with department staff and director.  Contacts may contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times.

Required Qualifications

Education/Experience

Work Experience:  6 months of related experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or related discipline

Licenses/Certifications: NM Dietitian License or NM Provisional Dietitian License, Certification w/Commission on Dietetic Registration

 Preferred Educational/Experience Requirements:

Work Experience: 12 months of related experience

Supervision

  • No Supervisory Responsibility

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference checks and a post offer drug screen.
  • Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
  • Hospital required vaccinations
  • Hospital required competencies

Working Conditions

  • Typical office and/or patient care, acute care hospital environment.
  • Must be able to travel locally between facilities and within the surrounding community.
  • Occasional exposure to minimal physical risk

Application Instructions

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