Part time 24 hrs/week day shift.
Provides clinical nutritional care to outpatients through screening, assessing, consulting and providing recommendations for care. Applies the nutrition care process in the education & counseling of patients and families for medical nutrition therapy in individual and group settings. Coordinates & participates in the planning, implementation, evaluation, & promotion of the outpatient program, including program promotion and outreach, completing outpatient appointments and execution of outpatient referrals and billing, etc. Plans and conducts various nutrition classes within the hospital setting.
Assists with performance improvement projects and special nutrition projects as assigned, and with departmental supervision in the absence of the director. Performs all other duties as assigned.
Education: Minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in foods and nutrition or dietetics required. Must be actively registered as a dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. CDE Preferred.
Experience: 1 year outpatient experience including nutrition communications and promotion & clinical dietetics experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities: Required: Ability to educate, to consult with physicians and nurses, to motivate both patients and employees. Ability to plan and organize and carry through on detail and ability to use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive issues. Must be assertive enough to convince other people of validity of nutrition information without being offensive. This job may require the employee to be responsible for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients of all ages, including neonate, child, adolescent, and geriatric. Consequently, the employee must be competent in the interpretation of a patient's self-report or behavior, and this information must be interpreted with an understanding of the cognitive, physical, emotional and chronological maturation process. The treatment of patients should be individualized and should reflect an understanding of the developmental needs and range of treatment needs for each patient.