Job: Registered Dietitian

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Job Description

Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed and may be modified, interpreted and/or applied in any way as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including assessments, evaluation, and treatment for nutritional, dietary, and feeding risks or disorders.
  • Consults with providers regarding patients’ diagnosis, prognosis, and progress.
  • Develops and implements functional, measurable goals to address nutrition needs or dietary changes.
  • Reassesses patient progress on goals and need for continued services on a regular basis.
  • Assists in the identification, assessment, and intervention for patients referred to and/or in need of nutrition services/evaluation or diagnosed with nutrition related disease.
  • Ensures patients and families receive accurate explanations of nutritional assessments and goals for needed changes or maintenance of health.
  • Develops services that address the functional needs of the patient to improve health and development in a manner that reflects understanding of family dynamics that affect patient health.
  • Instructs patient and/or family members in the proper and safe usage of supplements, formulas, diets, and activity.
  • Assists in coordination of services and recommends appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Collaborates with community agencies and professionals in order to provide timely and seamless services to eligible patients and families.
  • Develops and maintains patient progress reports and documentation.
  • Provides consultation and timely reports of patient evaluation, reassessments, and disposition to providers.
  • Participates in specified nutrition promotion, education and/or prevention programs for associated nutritional health issues as appropriate.
  • Attends and participates in required staff meetings.
  • Participates in documentation reviews.

 

Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Bachelor's degree with course work approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  • Completed an accredited, supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency or foodservice corporation.
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Certification in pediatrics and/or nutrition support and diabetes education preferred.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Automobile and valid driver’s license necessary as position requires travel.
  • Participates in continuing education programs to maintain professional competence and skills.

Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to accurately comprehend and compose instructions, correspondence and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the work place to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, and other office machinery.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.

 

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to skillfully gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring considerable independent judgment.
  • Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
  • Displays high level of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of health care plans and community health centers.
  • Knowledge of current research and effective, developmentally appropriate approaches and practices.
  • Knowledge of disabilities and dietary issues and illnesses.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.

 

Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work occasionally requires travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
  • Work requires ability to be contacted by cell phone during or outside of regular work hours. Cell Phone stipend will be provided.

 

Important Notes

Position(s) will be in Benson and Douglas for our Pediatrics (ECCE).