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Dietitian - Chambersburg Hospital- Day/Evening

Company: WellSpan Health
Location: Chambersburg
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Full time (80 hours biweekly)Day/Evening ShiftsRemote flexibility for Weekend and Holiday rotationPer our policy relocation and sign on bonus may be availableRegistration and License Annual Dues CoveredGeneral Summary:Under general supervision, provides medical nutrition therapy (MNT) in an inpatient or outpatient setting. MNT includes assessing, planning, and monitoring all nutrition related care. Ensures quality care, patient satisfaction and good public relations.Duties and Responsibilities:The following are essential job accountabilities inpatient:Uses parameters such as anthropometric measurements, nutrition focused physical examination and interpretation of laboratory values to assess the nutritional status of neonates/infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult and /or geriatric patients. Develops, revises and individualizes the nutrition care plan based on information gathered from the patient, patient's significant other, medical record and health care team members. Incorporates evidence based research into practice.Utilizes physician/referring practitioner driven protocols or other facility specific processes to initiate, implement or modify diet orders and nutritional supplements.In coordination with the physician/referring practitioner implements and monitors enteral and parenteral nutrition.Documents all relevant aspects of nutrition care for patients in the EMR in accordance with department and institutional standards.Assists patients with developing a support plan and behavior changes to ensure continued improvement in nutrition status and disease/condition prognosis.Represents clinical nutrition at multidisciplinary teams, task forces and project groups.Orients, mentors and trains staff and dietetic interns.Participates in department and facility wide quality improvement measures to improve processes, quality of patient care, and customer and patient satisfaction.The following are common expectations:Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).Maintains appropriate records, reports, and files as required.Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.Proficient computer skills.The following are nonessential job accountabilities for ADA purposes:Serves as an educational resource to peers, allied health and medical professionals.Attends multidisciplinary team meetings regularly to discuss patient care needs.Performs other related duties as identified.Qualifications: Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition or related field from a program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Minimum Experience: 1 - 2 years to include supervised practice experiences or on the job experiences. Req Cert/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) Certification within 90 days of starting in this job Pennsylvania State Licensure of Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN) OR must obtain Pennsylvania LDN within 6 months of starting in this job Req Course(s)/Training Completion of ACEND accredited supervised practice program Physical Demands Frequent prolonged standing/walking Working Conditions: May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements Schedule :Remote flexibility for weekends and holidays and other remote options upon approval of leadership.The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified

Keywords: WellSpan Health, Germantown , Dietitian - Chambersburg Hospital- Day/Evening, Healthcare , Chambersburg, Maryland

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