The Dietitian leads the processes in place to ensure that the patients|
' nutritional needs are met. Job tasks and responsibilities include:
Participates in multidisciplinary teams providing input regarding treatment plans.
Directs and supervises personnel in the process of planning, preparing, and serving food to patients.
Maintains records of patient reaction to prescribed diets.
Monitors, records and communicates as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.
Orients and mentors new staff members.
Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
Job qualifications include:
Bachelors Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition required.
American Dietetic Association Registration strongly preferred (R.D.)
Must have current state licensure as a Dietitian (L.D.)
Previous experience as a hospital dietitian two years preferred.
Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
Billingual in Spanish preferred
- Conducts and implements comprehensive nutritional assessments for patients
- Assesses, plans, writes and evaluates patient diets.
- Plans menus in accordance with patient dietary requirements and general dietetic standards and regulations.
- Instructs and counsels patients on dietary restrictions/recommendations.
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