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Clinical Dietitian - Chambersburg Hospital

Company: WellSpan Health
Location: Chambersburg
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionUnder general supervision, assesses and monitors nutritional care, manages physician ordered therapeutic diets and provides nutritional education to patients. May coordinate patient menu activities.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs nutritional assessments and follow up care involving review of patient charts, diagnoses, and nutritional history. Develops and implements a nutrition care plan, as appropriate.
    • Performs nutritional screenings and follow up on assigned areas.
      • Documents all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with institutional and departmental standards.
        • Reviews, updates, and coordinates patient nutritional care through ongoing communications with nursing, providers and other members of the health care team.
          • Assesses patients' educational needs. Develops and implements a nutrition education plan for patients on assigned area.
            • Teaches group nutrition classes.
              • Writes diet and enteral and parenteral nutrition orders, in coordination with the patient's provider.
                • Represents clinical nutrition at multidisciplinary committees, task forces and project groups.
                  • Participates in performance improvement initiatives.Qualifications
                    • Minimum Education:
                      • Completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) approved program
                      • Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition or related field
                      • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
                        • Knowledge of foods/nutrition; food preparation; production; supervisory/instructional techniques
                        • Required Certification/Registration
                          • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Certification through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) OR recent supervised practice program graduate who must obtain the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Certification within 90 days of starting
                          • Pennsylvania State Licensure of Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN) or must obtain Pennsylvania LDN within 6 months of starting
                          • Required Courses:
                            • Completion of ACEND accredited, supervised practice program

Keywords: WellSpan Health, Germantown , Clinical Dietitian - Chambersburg Hospital, Healthcare , Chambersburg, Maryland

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