Registered Dietitian
Senior Lifestyle Corporation 49 reviews - West Chester, PA

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The Dietitian is responsible for implementing and maintaining programs and systems of nutritional care for the community residents. The Dietitian supports and provides services and programs for the skilled nursing center and the dietary department. The Dietitian is responsible for the weight management programs, assesses and monitors resident’s nutritional status, makes recommendations for nutrition intake and instructs individuals about food selection, preparation and principles of good nutrition. Responsible for nutritional care and demonstrating the Mission for Senior Lifestyle, in accordance with federal, state, local standards and regulations and Senior Lifestyle policies to promote the highest degree of quality care and services to our residents .

Essential Functions:
  • Provides nutritional care planning for the skilled nursing guests/residents
  • Ensures community is in compliance with all nutritional regulatory standards
  • Ensures completion of initial assessment (within 48 hours of admission) and all subsequent assessments following Senior Lifestyle procedures and in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations
  • Develops and updates care plans as required
  • Provides written recommendations for resident’s nutritional care to Skilled Nursing Administrator and/or Director of Nursing Services and Dining Services Coordinator / Director to include: diets, meal patterns, snacks, supplements and vitamins, weight frequency and other means of nutrition
  • Reviews Resident confidential Diet Board / Indicator, reviews weights, meal consumption sheets, snacks and supplements for accuracy
  • Performs as a nutrition resource for the community and conducts informative classes as needed
  • Partners with community team to ensure community is in compliance with OSHA requirements and promotion of Risk Management programs and policies; adherence to safety rules and regulations
  • Practices safety procedures at all times including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fire extinguishers, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets).
  • Ensures safe food handling is practiced at all times to prevent
  • Maintains and protects the confidentiality of resident information at all times
  • Provides nutritional care planning for the skilled nursing guests/residents
  • Assesses, evaluates, documents and monitors the resident’s nutritional status and food preferences within 48 hours of the admission
  • Provides instruction of In-Service education in conjunction with Dietary and Skilled Nursing Center services
  • Conducts Quality Assurance audits including chart reviews for nutrition compliance
  • Completes MDS for short term resident and long term residents according to the schedule provided by RNAC/MDS Coordinator.
  • Completes progress notes and care plans on a quarterly basis for all long term, short term, new admissions and significant changes as indicated.
  • Maintains a log in the community of consultation activities signed by the consultant.
  • Meets with Director of nursing weekly to discuss nutritional concerns of residents.

Non-Essential Functions:
  • Performs all duties in adherence to Senior Lifestyle Corporation standards.
  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward all residents, visitors and co-workers.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of Senior Lifestyle Corporation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements:
  • Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association
  • Maintains current licensure as a Dietitian per state and local requirements
  • Bachelors degree from an approved program in Dietetics or Nutrition

About this company
49 reviews
Senior Lifestyle Corporation, founded in 1985, is a privately held owner, operator and developer of seniors housing communities. With a...