Clinical Dietitian I

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

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Overview

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We’re empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we’re eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We’ve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We’re defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates nutrition care for patients using Nutrition Care Process.

  • Complete competency of physical assessments on patients.

  • Provides care independently. Provides nutrition counseling to patients and caregivers based on identified needs.

  • Participates in medical rounds, discharge planning and patient care conferences.

  • Completes nutrition transplant orientation and is able to provide nutrition care per CMS guidelines for patients in all 3 phases of transplant.

  • Provides on call patient care as scheduled. Provides weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled.

  • Assess, implement, manage or adjust diet prescription for oral/enteral/parenteral nutrition, as appropriate for patients medical condition.

  • Makes appropriate use of available education materials.

  • Resource to FNS staff for evaluation and recommendation of nutrition products and supplies. May serve on FNS/hospital wide committees.

  • Effective time management in organizing workload and accomplishing tasks.

  • Identifies problems, collects data, and takes corrective action for new and/or assigned performance improvement projects.

  • Completes preceptor training.

  • Precepts interns under supervision of mentor dietitian.

  • Attends internship seminars/case studies regularly.

  • Resource on nutrition to physician and allied health members.

  • May develop written materials for staff. Communicate and interpret nutrition information for other staff in patient care rounds.

  • May participate in hospital related events.

  • May participate in professional organizations.

  • Completes annual competencies on time.

  • Seeks guidance and expertise from peers and appropriate medical personnel in order to expand professional knowledge for application of Medical Nutrition Therapy.

  • Maintains Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) portfolio to reflect professional and career goals.

  • Completes at least 15 nutrition related CEU's annually.

  • Completes at least 2 approved transplant related continuing education units annually.

  • May participate in presentations to local organizations.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 0 to 1 year (less than 2080 hours) of experience as a clinical dietitian in an acute care inpatient setting, long term care facility, long term acute care facility, rehabilitation facility, and/or outpatient nutrition program.

  • Credentialed as a registered dietitian with CDR.

  • Licensed in the state of Georgia as a licensed dietitian. If dietitian does not currently possess RD and/or LD credential, must obtain within 2 months of hire.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.


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