Dietician
St. Joseph Health System - Michigan - Tawas City, MI

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This is a Reverence Home Health & Hospice position (a Service of St. Joseph Health System). If you would like to apply for this position, please visit the St. John website at https://www.stjohnprovidence.org/careersedu/rscareers.aspx (after you click on the link, scroll up to view the "Search Criteria". Under "Organization", select Reverence Home Health and Hospice).
DO NOT complete the application on this website as Reverence Home Health and Hospice will only review applications received via the St. John link above.

Uses knowledge of dietetics to evaluate, establish and implement individual plans of nutrition appropriate for patients receiving skilled home care or hospice services. Provides consultation and education to staff individually or in groups.
Participates in effective and efficient home visits and related services to deliver nutritional assistance.
Conducts nutritional assessment which includes nutritional status related to changing health and nutritional risk factors.
Develops a nutritional plan based on patient evaluation in conjunction with physician and clinical team.
Mutually sets nutritional goals and plans with patient and family.
Collaborates with the care manager related to assessment findings and recommendations.
Provides dietary education and counseling to assist client/caregiver adapt diet to clinical status, including end stage disease process.
Documents services provided according to agency policies and procedures.
Observes and reports patient data and outcome achievement progression to the care manager.
Participates in agency quality improvement program.
Complies with OSHA and infection control guidelines.
Exercises independent judgment in dietician practice.
Provides consultation within area of expertise.
Acquires/develops nutritional instructional guidelines and materials in conjunction with the agency approval process.
Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences to assist in clinical problem solving as appropriate.
Develops and presents agency educational programs.
Performs joint visits with staff to mentor and teach related to nutritional education.
Attends educational workshops/inservices to update knowledge and skills.
Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of end-of-life care principles.
Adheres to Medicare and other regulatory service and documentation requirements.
Implements strategies designed to support Relationship Centered Care.
Practices strategies to support the patient satisfaction experience.

Education
Graduate of an accredited dietetic curriculum with a Bachelor’s or Master's Degree.

Experience
Must possess two to three years of related institutional and/or supervisory experience.

Skills
Must possess comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodology required of a clinical dietician in nutrition and its practical application in the care of the terminally ill patient, excellent communication and documentation skills and demonstrated ability to work well with a multidisciplinary team. Basic computer skills or satisfactory completion of introductory computer training helpful.

Lic/Cert/Reg
Must be registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association, Registry eligible or have the documented equivalent in education and training and experience.
Certified Diabetes Educator-active status (preferred; not required).
Must possess a current driver’s license, and have reliable transportation. Must meet agency motor vehicle record standards. Current BCLS certification is also required.

Physical Demands
Standing: Constant
Walking: Constant
Sitting: Frequently
Reclining: Not Required
Lifting floor to table: Occasional
Lifting table to shoulder: Occasional
Lifting above shoulder: Occasional
Lifting by weight (lbs.): Occasional, 1-10 lbs.
Carrying: Frequently
Pushing: Occasional
Pulling: Occasional
Climbing: Not Required
Balancing: Occasional
Stooping / Bending: Frequently
Kneeling: Occasional
Crouching: Not Required
Crawling: Not Required
Reaching: Frequently
Handling: Constant
Finger Dexterity: Constant
Feeling: Not Required
Talking: Constant
Hearing: Constant
Tasting / Smelling: Constant
Vision: Constant
Depth Perception: Constant
Field of Vision: Constant

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