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Registered Dietitian

Starkey Ranch ER & Hospital
3.3 out of 5
Odessa, FL


Odessa, FL

Full job description

Great News, Odessa, FL.! We are opening a new Starkey Ranch ER & Hospital in your area. It will feature expert ER care, shorter wait times, and an unwavering commitment to the well-being of our patients.

We are seeking a fun yet passionate Registered Dietician to join our team.

The Registered Dietician participates as a critical interdisciplinary team member and demonstrates knowledge of medical procedures, nutritional implications, and nutritional requirements to recommend therapeutic diets. Monitors nutrition screening, performs nutrition assessments, develops and implements nutrition care plans, provides periodic re-assessments to monitor therapy status, and educates patients on diet and nutrition issues based on the Nutrition Care Process. Serves as a consultant to the Food and Clinical Nutrition Services (FCNS) Department and collaborates with the Chief Nursing Officer and the FCNS Director on menu planning, provision of clinical and non-clinical in-service education, orientation, and staff education. Participates in and evaluates the quality of dietary patient safety and clinical dietitian standards of practice through quality performance monitoring and reporting.


· B.A. or B.S. degree in Nutrition or related field

· Completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) approved dietetic internship or equivalent

· Must be a Registered Dietitian upon hire

· Must have a current Dietitian License with the state upon hire

· Two plus years of hospital clinical experience with proficiency in enteral and parenteral feeding (or Certified Nutrition Support Clinician) is preferred


· Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate Clinical Nutrition, and assist the FCNS Department, its programs, and activities by departmental policies, procedures, and standards.

· Conduct nutritional screening, assess the nutritional status of patients, respond to consultations, make appropriate recommendations, and provide nutrition education for clients and families according to the standards of care using the Nutrition Care Process.

· Plan, develop, organize, implement, and evaluate nutrition for patients by initial RN screening or secondary RD screening. Provide patients, families, and clinical staff nutrition education for postoperative care.

· Recommend appropriate feeding methods/formula or meal patterns based on identified patient needs and Physician orders to increase patient’s comfort level and sustain patient’s nutritional needs.

· Reviews the patient’s response to the diet, advises modification if necessary, and can recognize and respond to changes in patient condition and care needs.

· Thoroughly and accurately documents or dictates progress notes.

· Coordinates all patient dietary care needs with a multidisciplinary team.

· Reviews and approves the therapeutic and regular diet of the patients to ensure that they follow the Physician’s orders.

· Research is current on dietary information and shared with the appropriate Physicians and staff.

· Is aware of and maintains appropriate infection control standards, safety, and quality in patient care. Adheres to infection control policies 100% of the time.

· Able to respond appropriately to emergency patient care situations such as Code Blue, etc.

· Demonstrate involvement in departmental quality assessment performance improvement through data collection, committees, task forces, and other PI projects and implement changes as needed.

· Budget for, manage, and maintain appropriate nutrition formulary relevant to the patient population. Demonstrates concern for efficiency and cost-effectiveness in the performance of assigned duties and conservation of the use of supplies and equipment.

· Completes all documentation required to support the services provided and meet organizational, clinical, and reimbursement requirements.

· Maintains confidentiality (i.e., patient information, computer passwords, etc.) and demonstrates protection of patient rights as evidenced by compliance with policies related to informed consent, ethical issues, use of restraints, abuse and neglect, and resolution of patient complaints.

· Accurately inputs written/electronic data into hospital systems.

· Works autonomously and independently while maintaining positive relationships with medical, nursing, ancillary, and administration staff.

· Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor/department director.

· Adheres to facility core values/mission/standards of practice.


· Ability to Navigate/Utilize Electronic Medical Records

· Understands/Complies with Hospital Policy and Procedures

· Nutritional Screening and Assessment: (Height/weight; Weight/length, weight/age; Weight status, BMI)

· Assess Nutritional Needs (Macronutrients, Fluid status, adjusts for disease state)

· Assess Laboratory Data/Pertinent Medications

· Communication of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) documentation

· Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) documentation

· Nutrition Support: (Specialized Nutrition support (PPN/TPN/TF); Oral nutrition support)

· Assess Nutritional Education and Discharge Needs

· Professional Development Portfolio-CEUs current and related to practice

Job Types: Contract

Job Type: Contract

Healthcare setting:

  • Hospital

Medical specialties:

  • Dietetics


  • Choose your own hours


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Registered Dietitian (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Odessa, FL: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person