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Registered Dietitian 2 (Req #: 2189797)

Company:
Elior North America
Position:
Registered Dietitian 2 (Req #: 2189797)
Department:
Food Service Management
Status:
Full Time
Shift:
Salaried
Minimum education:
Bachelor's Degree
Openings:
1
EEO code:
2. Professionals
Date posted:
May 17, 2018
Location:
17267 West 3rd St, A'viands-South Dakota Development Center
Redfield, SD, 57469, US
End date:
April 30, 2019
Compensation:
Not disclosed
Job code:
REGDII
Job link:
Position Summary:
Identify and assess the nutritional needs of assigned patients/residents, initiate interventions to achieve and/or maintain individuals nutritional status, and enhance quality of life consistent with patient?s/resident?s goals. Will provide nutritional expertise to the health care team and educate patients/residents, staff or consultants. Will follow the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics standards of practice and facility regulatory requirements.
Key Accountabilities:
+ Interacts with other departments in setting up procedures, polices and problem solving as they relate to the patient/resident dining service and nutrition.
+ Works with nursing and dining staff to promote optimal patients/resident care and makes regular rounds to all care areas.
+ Actively participates in the development, review and revision of the continuous quality improvement programs.
+ Is involved in developing, planning and presenting nutrition and food service related training sessions to nursing and dining services staff.
+ Participates in facility menu planning for regular and therapeutic diets in conjunction with the Dining Services Director.
+ Reviews and approves cycle menus, responds to requests for changes from the resident food committee with menu revision and analysis.
+ Responsible for updating resident/patient diet, weights, food preferences and other patient data in the computerized tray card system.
+ Conducts regular and ongoing meal rounds, dining room assessments and test tray audits.
+ Monitors and evaluates resident/patient satisfaction with food selection, preparation and service along with the Dining Services Director.
+ Attends professional meetings and conferences to keep current with trends related to nutrition and food service.
+ Attends facility assigned meetings, such as quality assurance or safety council, as assigned by the Dining Services Director, District Manager of Field Support Dietitian.
+ Maintains ongoing communication with Dining Services Director to keep informed of current food service operations and concerns. May need to assist with daily operations as request by Dining Services Director.
+ Updates and maintains facility specific nutritional care policies and procedures.
+ Inspires confidence with patients, visitors and other staff members by communication in a highly professional manner.
+ Ensures accuracy and consistency of diet orders, nourishments and supplements in the computerized nutritional software.
+ Assists in other areas of Dining Services as necessary.
+ Liaison with the Field Support Dietitian in development of facility standards and practice.
Minimum Requirements:
+ Completed a Bachelor?s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
+ Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or meets the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics requirements for eligibility.
+ Completes 75 hours of continuing education hours every five years in accordance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration utilizing the professional portfolio development process.
+ Licensed or certified per state requirements.
+ Certification in approved sanitation course such as Serve Safe per company standards or state requirements.
+ Knowledge of The Joint Commission/ Critical Access/OBRA/other regulation specific to comprehensive assessments, care planning and residents rights.
+ Knowledgeable in assessing neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric and pregnant/lactating residents/patients.
+ Knowledgeable on the current medical nutritional therapy related to: diabetes, GI disorders, hypertension, renal disease, hepatic disease, nutrition support, cardiovascular disease, cerebral vascular disease and oncology.
+ Demonstrated ability to teach others is required.
+ Demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals and groups with widely varying backgrounds, perspectives, education, and skills is required.
+ Excellent work record, superior communication, cooperation, and organizational skills required.
+ Ability to work with team members.
+ Demonstrated ability to handle difficult situations with residents/patients and staff with tact and empathy.
+ Practice patient confidentiality, effective interpersonal skills, good judgment, ability to listen with empathy and set priorities.
+ Ability to read, speaks, write and understand English.
+ Ability to hear and verbally communicate on the telephone and to hard of hearing residents/patients.
Working Conditions:
+ Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds.
+ Must be able to perform respective tasks.
+ Must be able to work flexible hours and days including weekends.
+ May be exposed to hot, humid work areas.
+ May be exposed to sharp instruments and power driven equipment.
+ May be exposed to caustic chemicals.
+ Must be able to sit for duration of conferences.
+ Must be able to endure repetitive periods of writing and/or typing at a computer terminal.
+ May be exposed to blood, bodily fluids or tissues.
+ Work in a stressful environment managing residents and their families.
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