Dietitian

Northern Light Inland Hospital | Waterville, ME

Posted Date 1/11/2019
Description Schedule: Pool/Per Diem
Shift: Day
Hours: Variable




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND WORK ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Position Competency and Knowledge of Essential Job Functions.

Responsible for timely, professional nutrition assessment, evaluation, intervention, recommendations, follow-up, education/ counseling and documentation (MNT) for inpatients, outpatients, residents, and significant others as appropriate. Recommends modifications to Nutrition Care Plan to meet patient specific needs.

Provide individual and group patient nutritional counseling, teaching, and follow-up in Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and outpatients as assigned

Collaborate with health care professionals on the assessment of complex patients.

Monitor nutritional screening. Evaluate patient tolerance to therapeutic diets, when appropriate.

Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings, consult with staff, and communicate effectively.

Provide expertise and education to individuals and groups on health topics.

Maintain good working relationship with patients, residents, physicians, FNS staff, visitors and all personnel.

Perform clinical nutrition related duties in the absence of the Director, Diabetes & Nutrition Wellness

Complies with Inland Hospital Hand Hygiene Standards.

Adheres to Inland Hospital Standards of Behavior.

Performs all other duties assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB

Current status as a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) with the American Dietetic Association. Current status as Licensed Dietitian (L.D.) within the State of Maine.

EDUCATION
Minimum of a four year undergraduate degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, food service, or a related field. Continuing education to meet and maintain registration and licensure requirements.


EXPERIENCE

One to three years as a dietitian in a health care setting.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
Works in a modern, well equipped environment. Exposed to patient/ resident elements while providing care on the units. Usual stresses of deadlines incumbent to the position.

PHYSICAL CRITERIA/ EFFORT

Minimal physical effort required. Intermittent sitting (50%), standing (30%), and walking (20%) with a wide freedom of movement. Moderate lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling (25#). Frequent periods of concentration requiring close attention to detail while monitoring the activities of others. Frequent opportunity for diversification of tasks with no relief.




Equal Opportunity Employment
Geographic Region
Kennebec Valley
Industry
Healthcare

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