Capital Medical Center

Olympia, WA

Registered Dietitian Clinical Dietitian Job ID JL1443 posted on 11/10/17

Starting Date:
ASAP

Position Description

Position Summary: Responsible for inpatient clinical nutrition. Conducts nutrition assessment; identifies nutrition problems and coordinates care plans among other care providers. Evaluates appropriateness of enteral and parenteral nutrition support. Provides nutrition education to patients and family members. Supervises patient meals.

Position Qualifications:
1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards.
2. 4 year Bachelor’s degree
3. Must be in good standing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and maintain a current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) registration card
4. May consider a candidate who is RDN-eligible; if considered must obtain CDR within 3 months of employment
5. Must obtain Washington State Certified Dietitian (CD) Card within 90 days of employment (or 90 days from RDN Registration date if RDN-Eligible)
6. Food Handler’s Permit

Essential Job Functions*:
1. Collects and analyzes relevant patient information including medical/social history, lab values, anthropometric data, diet history and medications. Estimates patient nutrient needs using evidence-based guidelines. Analyzes information to identify nutrition problems and develop appropriate care plans.
2. Responds to all RD referrals/consults within established timeframe. Documents nutrition assessment and intervention in accordance with hospital policy.
3. Assures appropriate care to patients by providing assistance with individual patient meal selection. Evaluates the patient’s diet order and recommends changes as appropriate. Develops individual meal plans that meet patient nutrition needs; optimizes food intake by honoring individual food preferences. Prescribes snacks/supplements as needed.
4. Provides nutrition education to patients and family members; evaluates effectiveness of teaching; provides follow-up recommendations as needed. Develops educational materials as needed.
5. Evaluates appropriateness of enteral and parenteral nutrition support, including energy, protein, micronutrient and fluid provision. Makes necessary recommendations in a timely and professional manner.
6. Coordinates nutrition care plans and advocates for patient nutrition needs among other clinicians and dietary staff members. Provides education on food and nutrition-related topics. Conducts in-service training when needed.
7. Supervises patient trayline. Ensures that employees are on task and that meals are assembled in a timely manner; corrects sanitation concerns as necessary. Checks meal trays for quality, accuracy, diet order & food allergies. Communicates problems/concerns with director and assists with documentation.
8. Maintains current nutrition knowledge.

Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions:
1. Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions.
2. Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
3. Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Position Summary: Responsible for inpatient clinical nutrition. Conducts nutrition assessment; identifies nutrition problems and coordinates care plans among other care providers. Evaluates appropriateness of enteral and parenteral nutrition support. Provides nutrition education to patients and family members. Supervises patient meals.

Position Qualifications:
1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards.
2. 4 year Bachelor’s degree
3. Must be in good standing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and maintain a current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) registration card
4. May consider a candidate who is RDN-eligible; if considered must obtain CDR within 3 months of employment
5. Must obtain Washington State Certified Dietitian (CD) Card within 90 days of employment (or 90 days from RDN Registration date if RDN-Eligible)
6. Food Handler’s Permit

Essential Job Functions*:
1. Collects and analyzes relevant patient information including medical/social history, lab values, anthropometric data, diet history and medications. Estimates patient nutrient needs using evidence-based guidelines. Analyzes information to identify nutrition problems and develop appropriate care plans.
2. Responds to all RD referrals/consults within established timeframe. Documents nutrition assessment and intervention in accordance with hospital policy.
3. Assures appropriate care to patients by providing assistance with individual patient meal selection. Evaluates the patient’s diet order and recommends changes as appropriate. Develops individual meal plans that meet patient nutrition needs; optimizes food intake by honoring individual food preferences. Prescribes snacks/supplements as needed.
4. Provides nutrition education to patients and family members; evaluates effectiveness of teaching; provides follow-up recommendations as needed. Develops educational materials as needed.
5. Evaluates appropriateness of enteral and parenteral nutrition support, including energy, protein, micronutrient and fluid provision. Makes necessary recommendations in a timely and professional manner.
6. Coordinates nutrition care plans and advocates for patient nutrition needs among other clinicians and dietary staff members. Provides education on food and nutrition-related topics. Conducts in-service training when needed.
7. Supervises patient trayline. Ensures that employees are on task and that meals are assembled in a timely manner; corrects sanitation concerns as necessary. Checks meal trays for quality, accuracy, diet order & food allergies. Communicates problems/concerns with director and assists with documentation.
8. Maintains current nutrition knowledge.

Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions:
1. Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions.
2. Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
3. Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment.

Desired Qualifications

Position Summary: Responsible for inpatient clinical nutrition. Conducts nutrition assessment; identifies nutrition problems and coordinates care plans among other care providers. Evaluates appropriateness of enteral and parenteral nutrition support. Provides nutrition education to patients and family members. Supervises patient meals.

Position Qualifications:
1. Ability to meet minimum hospital hiring standards.
2. 4 year Bachelor’s degree
3. Must be in good standing with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and maintain a current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) registration card
4. May consider a candidate who is RDN-eligible; if considered must obtain CDR within 3 months of employment
5. Must obtain Washington State Certified Dietitian (CD) Card within 90 days of employment (or 90 days from RDN Registration date if RDN-Eligible)
6. Food Handler’s Permit

Essential Job Functions*:
1. Collects and analyzes relevant patient information including medical/social history, lab values, anthropometric data, diet history and medications. Estimates patient nutrient needs using evidence-based guidelines. Analyzes information to identify nutrition problems and develop appropriate care plans.
2. Responds to all RD referrals/consults within established timeframe. Documents nutrition assessment and intervention in accordance with hospital policy.
3. Assures appropriate care to patients by providing assistance with individual patient meal selection. Evaluates the patient’s diet order and recommends changes as appropriate. Develops individual meal plans that meet patient nutrition needs; optimizes food intake by honoring individual food preferences. Prescribes snacks/supplements as needed.
4. Provides nutrition education to patients and family members; evaluates effectiveness of teaching; provides follow-up recommendations as needed. Develops educational materials as needed.
5. Evaluates appropriateness of enteral and parenteral nutrition support, including energy, protein, micronutrient and fluid provision. Makes necessary recommendations in a timely and professional manner.
6. Coordinates nutrition care plans and advocates for patient nutrition needs among other clinicians and dietary staff members. Provides education on food and nutrition-related topics. Conducts in-service training when needed.
7. Supervises patient trayline. Ensures that employees are on task and that meals are assembled in a timely manner; corrects sanitation concerns as necessary. Checks meal trays for quality, accuracy, diet order & food allergies. Communicates problems/concerns with director and assists with documentation.
8. Maintains current nutrition knowledge.

Essential Physical, Mental and/or Environmental Working Conditions:
1. Must be able to meet the physical/mental demands of position with or without accommodation. See checklist (page 2) for specific physical, mental and environmental working conditions.
2. Must be able to utilize good judgment, demonstrate patience, and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
3. Must be able to work in a busy and stressful environment.

Contact

Jessica Forsman
360-704-4723
jessica.forsman@capellahealth.com
http://www.capitalmedical.com


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