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Northern Light Health Clinical Dietitian II in United States

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

Department: Clinical Dietitians

Position is located: Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

Work Type: Full Time

40 hours per week

Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Summary:

The clinical dietitian is responsible for providing medical nutrition therapy to inpatients and selected outpatients. The clinical dietitian works closely with the dietetic technicians, nurses, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team.

Responsibilities:

  • Follows departmental policies and procedures.

  • Is flexible with work schedule.

  • Willingly accepts direction and performs other duties as assigned.

  • Participates in training new hires.

  • Instructs patients/families on diets, emphasis on survival skills.

  • Conducts inservices for nurses/other healthcare staff as requested, or as need indicates.

  • Attends team conferences in assigned areas, contributes meaningful information, follows up on nutrition related issues.

  • Provides clinical nutrition experiences for dietetic interns and other students.

  • Strives to maximize patient satisfaction with meals, conducts 1 meal round/day. Proactively resolves foodservice related issues as they arise with assigned patients.

  • Participates in nutrition education endeavors - medical grand rounds, cafeteria displays, National Nutrition Month, etc.

  • Maintains Computrition with appropriate information to aid in the nutrition care of patients.

  • Communicates with diet tech and nutrition assistants on unit/patient issues in areas of patient care responsibility.

  • Conducts nutrition screening on assigned patients within 24 hrs of admission.

  • Assesses patients at high nutritional risk, re-assesses patients as their conditions change. Physician ordered assessments are completed within 24 hrs of order, all others are assessed within 48 hrs of screening.

  • Develops nutrition care plans using established nutritional standards of care.

  • Documentation in medical record reflects multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.

  • Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned by clinical nutrition manager, conducts peer review of the quality of nutrition assessments and completes an audit of the timeliness of nutrition screening.

  • Treats patients of all age groups and is knowledgeable about developmental needs over the lifespan and where appropriate, incorporates findings of nutrition/teaching needs into individualized care plans.

  • Attends mandatory staff meetings, completes ICare modules 2 wks prior to evaluation.

  • Reports any equipment malfunctions

  • Manages time efficiently.

  • Runs Computrition reports/programs accurately and according to schedule.

Competencies and Skills

  • Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

  • Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

  • Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

  • Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

Credentials

  • Required Temporary Dietitian

Education

  • Required Associate's Degree

Working Conditions

  • Prolonged periods of sitting.

  • Prolonged periods of standing.

  • Prolonged periods of walking.

Position Clinical Dietitian IILocation Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center | Food and Nutrition | Full TimeReq ID null

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