Must Be Available Some Weekends:
The Registered Dietitian works closely with the departmental and interdisciplinary health care team to provide inpatient care that is integrated and compatible with patient-centered medical goals and objectives. Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (NCPT) to assess nutrition status, identify nutrition diagnoses, and develop, implement, and evaluate outcomes of nutrition care plans for patients at nutrition risk. The Registered Dietitian provides nutrition education and counseling to patients, families, and the community. He/she trains nutrition and dietetics interns and other health care professionals. The RD applies evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines, instructional methods, and tools.
- Bachelor's degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, or related area granted by a US regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent.
- Completion of required dietetics coursework and supervised practice through a Didactic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship, or a Coordinated Program in Dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); certification/licensure as required by state of practice.
- Ability to maintain assigned work hours: Requires endurance to perform tasks over long periods of work hours.
- Patient Care
- Nutrition Assessment
- Nutrition Diagnosis
- Nutrition Intervention/Plan of Care
- Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation
- Counseling and Education
- Documentation and Communication
- Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance
- Management Functions
- Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement
- Professional Development
- Performs other related duties as assigned.