Clinical Dietitian
Hebrew SeniorLife - Dedham, MA

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Job Summary and Responsibilities
This is a per diem opportunity.

At NewBridge on the Charles Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, we are redefining what it means to age. We work to improve the quality of life for people as they age and dispel the notion that growing old means growing frail. We promote the independence of our residents and empower them to think, dream and achieve life goals at all phases of life. We do this by empowering our talented and dedicated team of caregivers and staff so they are able to meet the different needs of our residents. Our Model of Care views staff roles differently and empowers the care delivery team to make decisions, solve problems and hold team members accountable to each other and the residents.

The Clinical Dietitian serves as a member and leader of the household care delivery team by providing nutritional services to our residents. The Clinical Dietitian partners with Food and Beverage staff to ensure resident nutritional needs are met within the household.

Responsibilities include:

· Assess nutritional needs. Develop and implement nutritional care plans.

· Plan, organize, implement and evaluate nutritional care for all patients according to established guidelines

· Assure the nutritional needs of the residents are being met in accordance to established guidelines

· Determine short and long term goals and objectives for the clinical area

· Responsible for patient menu development, analysis, implementation and revision

· Participate in patient care conferences and other interdisciplinary meetings

· Conduct tray assessments and meal rounds to assess intake adequacy, tray accuracy, diet compliance, food quality and resident satisfaction

· Responsible for training and education for staff, employees, residents/families and the health care team as appropriate

· Conduct resident visitations and enter preferences into computer

· Calculate calorie counts and documents in the medical record

· Maintain monthly weight records for assigned floors

· Participate in department improvement projects

· Conduct MDS (Minimum Data Sheet) assessments as required

· Work with physicians in providing quality nutrition recommendations

· Assist the Diet Aides with training, education and coverage as needed

· Perform clerical tasks in the diet office as needed

· Serve as a team player and a resource/mentor to new employees, coworkers, students and allied discipline

· Seek opportunity for professional development by attending internal and external trainings, educational programs, seminars and conferences to maintain clinical skills

· Meet all requirements as outlined by regulatory and licensure standards

Assist in the development/revision of policies and procedures

Full Time

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Hebrew SeniorLife is the largest provider of elder care in the Boston metropolitan area. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife is an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization devoted to innovative gerontology and geriatric research , senior health care , long-term nursing home care , and Greater Boston senior housing communities that improve the lives of older adults. From independent living to assisted living , Hebrew SeniorLife provides retirement communities in Massachusetts that are designed to help older adults live healthy independent lives.

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