Clinical Dietitian I, Per Diem
|Department:||Clinical Nutrition |
|Schedule:||Per Diem |
Provides medical nutrition therapy and education services to hospitalized patients of all ages and disease states.
Position Expectations and Responsiblities:
- Expected to have thorough knowledge of food composition and medical nutrition therapy for a variety of disease states.
- Expected to have very high language skills
- Expected to have the ability to read, analyze and interpret the medical record, common scientific and technical journals, etc.
- Expected to have high mathematical skills.
- Expected to have basic computer skills; able to operate hospital and department programs within one month of hire.
- Expected to maintain current knowledge of enteral nutrition products.
- Expected to identify patients in need of nutrition intervention.
- Expected to assess nutritional status; develops and follows through with a specific plan of care.
- Expected to make appropriate recommendations to promote optimum nutritional status of patients.
- Expected to enter accurate and appropriate information in the medical record according to nutrition care standards; writes orders in the medical record within the dietitian's scope of practice.
- Expected to provide diet counseling to patients and their families; provide written information as appropriate.
- Expected to participate in training of new dietitians and students; participates in peer review of clinical dietitians.
- Expected to participate in performance improvement activities.
- Expected to perform computer functions such as maintaing the card file screens, revising diet patterns, reviewing patient meal selections, entering patient food preferences and/or allergies, etc.
- Expected to stay abreast in all areas of nutrition through newsletters, journals, meetings, seminars, etc.
- Expected to provide in service programs to nutrition and food service staff, nursing personnel, and other hospital employees as appropriate.
- Expected to participate in revision of departmental resources and materials such as Diet Manual, policies & procedures, patient educational booklets, and participate in special projects such as Nutrition Month, health fairs, and community lectures.
- Expected to recognize the influence of beliefs and cultures on behaviors and accept strengths and limitations in others.
- Expected to exhibit adaptability, flexibility, self control and maturity in work and behavior.
- Expected to exhibit calm responsiveness to emergency or stressful situations.
- Expected to recognize situations which require notification of a supervisor.
- Expected to respond to inquiries or complaints from patients, families, medical staff, employees, regulatory agencies, etc. both verbally and in writing.
- Expected to write reports, presentations/lectures and articles for publication.
- Expected to effectively present information to hospital staff and public groups.
- Expected to consult with members of the health care team such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists, speech pathologists.
- Expected to enter accurate and appropriate information in the medical record according to nutrition care standards, and write orders in the medical record within the dietitian's scope of practice.
- Expected to provide diet counseling to patients and their families, and provide written information as appropriate.
- Expected to provide direction to the diet office or trayline staff in the absence of their supervisor in the performance of their clinical duties.
Minimum Education and/or Experience Required:
Licensure/Regulation/Certification: Registered Dietician (RD) by the American Dietetic Association, Maintains registration by complying with continuing education requirements (RD Eligible may be accepted but registration must be obtained within 6 months of hire) ,Florida driver's license preferred (must be obtained within one year of hire)
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in dietetics/nutrition AND Previous clinical experience in a health care setting is preferred
*Incumbent may be required to perform emergency duty before, during and/or beyond normal work hours or days in the event of an emergency, crisis situation (man-made or natural) including evacuation sites.
*The person in this position will work in a smoke-free location, and is expected to adhere to all smoking restrictions.
*In the spirit of wellness for both our employees and patients, Boca Raton Regional Hospital has instituted a mandatory influenza prevention vaccination program. Current employees must receive the influenza prevention vaccination free of charge during the recognized flu season. As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to comply with all program rules. This is a mandatory program with the exception of documented medical or religious reasons for not receiving the vaccine. For further information on this progressive program, please contact Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s Human Resources Department at 561-955-4075.