Dietitian, Per diem
Company: Yale New Haven Health
Posted on: November 23, 2020
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Manages the nutrition care of patients throughout the lifecycle in
an inpatient setting, ensuring that optimal nutrition is provided
to patients based on medical, cultural, and age-specific needs.
Evaluates patients for nutritional risk and recommends and
facilitates the implementation of age appropriate nutrition care
plans and behavioral changes to promote sound dietary choices in
health and disease.
* 1. Provides age and culturally appropriate medical nutrition
therapy to assigned patients using evidence-based practice
guidelines and the Nutrition Care Process.
* 2. Demonstrates effective organizational skills and uses
understanding of department performance standards to ensure the
smooth and timely delivery of clinical nutrition on assigned
patient care units.
* 3. Attends patient focused care rounds. Coordinates patients'
medical nutrition cares plans with other team members.
* 4. Reviews, calculates, and modifies patients' menus for
nutritional adequacy and accurate meal delivery.
* 5. Participates in professional development activities to
maintain and advance knowledge base.
* 6. Performs other duties as assigned, i.e. participating in
committees and attending meetings, developing and participating in
quality assurance/performance improvement projects, supervising
B.S. degree from an accredited college or university with
successful completion of an accredited/approved Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics didactic program in dietetics. Successful
completion of a post-baccalaureate certificate program in
Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CT state
dietitian-nutritionist certification within 6 months of hire.
Must have working knowledge of evidenced-based principles of
medical nutrition therapy. Must provide competent nutrition
assessment, follow-up, and education to individuals, groups, and
members of the healthcare team using sound scientific knowledge,
section standards of practice, and the Nutrition Care Process. Must
be able to gather, review, and synthesize complex medical
information to plan scientifically sound, realistic, and fiscally
responsible patient care. Must have knowledge of theories and
principles of food preparation, menu planning, and nutrient
analysis to enable education of patients, families, groups, and
other members of the healthcare team. Excellent oral and written
communications skills required. Must work well independently to
prioritize patient care, and as part of the healthcare team. Must
demonstrate ability to competently teach and mentor dietetic
interns in the practice of medical nutrition therapy. Must be able
to use computer software systems including but not limited to word
processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and nutrient analysis
programs, as well as varied electronic medical records systems.
Multi unit office, kitchen, and patient care areas. Standing,
sitting, walking, reaching, bending, talking on the telephone,
lifting less than twenty pounds, close eye work.
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