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Clinical Dietitian - Diabetes Services

Company: Mercyhealth
Location: Rockford
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Rockford, IL
64 hours/2 weeks
Monday - Friday, Day Shift
1 Saturday every 2 months Ask us about your sign on bonus eligibility! Experience a rewarding and fulfilling career with Mercyhealth. Mercyhealth is committed to offering our partners a best place to work. Our unique workplace Culture of Excellence is built upon: Employee engagement, empowerment and growth
Teamwork toward our common goal - providing exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better
An atmosphere of caring and quality that cascades throughout the organization
Responsibilities:
Screens and assesses patients' status for nutritional risk factors per protocol. This may include gathering information on the nutrition history, medical record review, anthropometrics.
Prepares Nutrition assessment based upon information obtained from history, including recommendation of appropriate diet prescription. Plans nutrition care goals, completes timely follow-up and documentation in the medical record. Develops and implements plan of care based assessment of nutritional needs and available sources, and correlates plan with other healthcare. Evaluates nutritional care and provides follow up continuity of care. Consults with physicians and other health care professionals to determine patient's nutritional needs and diet restrictions.
Organizes daily tasks to complete needed activities in a timely manner. Participates as a team player with the rest of the clinical nutrition staff by communicating effectively and identifying priority duties. Participates in clinical meetings to discuss policy and procedures and other topics.
Participates in interdisciplinary care rounds by providing input regarding patient nutrition status. Discusses nutrition related problems with medical, nursing, and ancillary staff to improve nutrition status of assigned patients.
Maintains accurate records and assists in statistical analysis of data. Assists in developing new programs including business plans as needed. Assists in developing policies and procedures as appropriate. Completes data for Clinical Productivity monthly.
Participates in food tasting panels, test trays, meal rounds, etc. to achieve / maintain above average ratings on patient satisfaction surveys. Inspects meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and for standards of palatability and appearance.
Provides nutrition education to patients, the community, students and other health care professionals. Develops nutrition education materials, programs, displays, etc. Speaks professionally at seminars, in-services and / or with the local media at least once a year.
Precepts dietetics and / or medical students. Evaluates dietetic student progress and provides appropriate feedback. May participate as a peer review team member at another hospital
Serves as a resource for other dietitians and/ or health care professionals in a specialty area. Provide at least one education session for other health care professionals a year.
Maintains CEU's as required for registration and licensure. Attends Mandatory In-service and completes online education as requested.
Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from a four year college or University in Dietetics, Food Service, Food and Nutrition or related. Completion of an accredited or approved supervised practice program Master's Degree or Specialty Certification preferred Certification/Licensure: Registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration State certification / licensure to meet state specific laws for practice as a Dietitian Special Physicial Demands: The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear. Good manual dexterity to operate keyboard and telephone. The employee is occasionally has prolonged periods of sitting. Specific vision abilities required by this job inclue; close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations:

Keywords: Mercyhealth, Rockford , Clinical Dietitian - Diabetes Services, Healthcare , Rockford, Illinois

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