Full-Time Clinical Dietitian
Position Summary / Career Interest:The Clinical Dietitian works as a member of the interdisciplinary patient care team. They perform an individualized assessment and design a customized plan to address the patients’ nutritional care needs. They periodically review the patient’s status to ensure that the nutritional care goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
- Performs key functions of nutrition care according to department standards and procedures, including screening for nutrition risk, nutrition assessment, development of care plan, and follow-up monitoring/reassessment of patients identified to be at nutrition risk.
- Initiates collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team to implement nutrition care, coordinates care in conjunction with other disciplines, assesses progress of patients towards desired outcomes, records variances, and communicates with health care team when outcomes are not met.
- Acts as a nutrition resource/advocate to others for specific patients/families.
- Participates in team management rounds and care conferences of patients, and reports and responds to resulting requests for nutritional services.
- Instructs/counsels patients/families in nutritional care, understands/applies basic learning principles to both children and adults, is aware of available resources, utilizes available resources, and evaluates effectiveness of own teaching.
- Serves as student preceptor and as a mentor to other dietitians.
- Maintains and upgrades own level of nutritional care expertise while serving as a nutrition expert to staff, clients, students and community.
- Maintains membership in a professional organization appropriate for their specialty.
- Provides smooth, efficient, courteous flow of nutritional care information to Clinical Nutrition staff, managers and others health providers as needed.
- Actively participates in staff meetings, ad hoc meetings, and as a resource to others.
- Applies current research findings in practice by implementing evidenced based practice.
- Initiates and/or leads department quality improvement activities.
- Acts as a nutrition resource/advocate for others and seeks opportunities to fill this role.
- Participates in community education activities and/or outreach programs as needed.
- Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
- Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics
- Minimum 1-2 years’ experience as a clinical dietitian and/or outpatient dietitian
- Registered Dietitian (RD) or RD eligible ( RD required within 2 months of hire)
- Kansas Licensure (LD) or eligible for licensure in Kansas (required within 2 months of hire)
- Master’s Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics
- Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and a supervised practice program with an integrative medicine focus approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association
- Certificate in Dietetics and Integrative Medicine
Time Type:Full time
We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.
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