Schedule: Pool/Per Diem
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Under the general supervision of the Manager of Clinical Nutrition, the Clinical Dietitian is responsible for the nutritional care of all infant through geriatric inpatients with moderate to high nutritional risk, severe disease and/or multiple medical problems as well as any referred infant through geriatric outpatients. Duties include assessment of nutritional status, recommendations on clinical efficacy of nutrition orders, development and implementation of care plans, and nutrition counseling. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position, and conducts all job responsibilities according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.
Education and experience enabling Commission of Dietetic Registration (RD or RD eligible) and State of Maine licensure as a Dietitian.
An applicant must present evidence of having successfully completed the academic requirements established by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics or equivalent requirements and must have received a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
One (1) year of clinical experience preferred. Must have analytical and problem solving skills to weigh multiple medical and lifestyle factors together with patient motivation and ability to produce an effective nutrition plan. Must exhibit judgment in dealing professionally with differing physician treatment methods and resolving conflicts to patient care. Must have initiative to independently follow patient medical status and follow through with appropriate nutritional care with minimal supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for the incumbent to communicate in a positive, supportive manner with patients and families in detailing care requirements and providing nutrition support. The incumbent must deal professionally and effectively with medical staff and coworkers in explaining and guiding the nutrition facet of patient care and resolving problems. Must be highly accountable as the incumbent's work and judgment directly impacts patient care. The incumbent has access to confidential patient information.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Greater Portland/Casco Bay