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Clinical Dietitian | Lifestyle Clinic | Full Time 40 Hours

Rapid City, SD Full time 22_1138

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Job Category

Support Services

Job Family

Food and Nutrition

Department

MHMC-RC Flormann St. Lifestyle Clinic

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Shift

Employee Type

Regular

Job Summary

Responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality, safe nutrition care to patients in a variety of settings which may include hospital, outpatient clinics, community settings, and other related entities, promote healthy eating habits to prevent and treat illness through supervision of food preparation and service, dietary modifications such as plant based diets, and public education. Assesses nutrition needs, provides advice, and implements interventions and/or dietary plans according to age and disease specific needs of patient, mentors and teaches nutrition and diet therapy principles to dietetic interns, medical students and Healthcare providers; Interprets and applies nutrition research to clinical practice. Supports community service through nutrition and health education programs to improve or maintain health of our communities; provides these services as a self-directed team member in accordance with hospital and department standards and policies, contract agreements, The Joint Commission, and regulatory agencies. Based on the hiring location areas of responsibility may include patient medical nutrition therapy, sports nutrition counseling, weight management and bariatric counseling, eating disorders, pediatrics, nutritional education, consulting, and community service.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team of other dietitians, health coaches, providers, and physician.
  • Assesses and systematically implements individualized appropriate nutrition education for patients/families. Conducts comprehensive patient/family teaching. Provides educational resources for patient and family. Updates and develops new teaching materials as needed.
  • Adjusts diet according to patient’s needs taking into consideration allergies, intolerances, lifestyle, psychosocial, and educational factors.
  • Assesses and systematically implements individualized appropriate nutrition education for patients/families. Conducts comprehensive patient/family teaching. Provides educational resources for patient and family. Updates and develops new teaching materials as needed.
  • Evaluates clinical data as to normal vs. abnormal parameters.
  • Completes documentation of Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  • Conducts group nutrition classes. Instructs at a level the participants and family can understand. Updates classes, arranges for samples, and provides recipes.
  • Documents medical nutrition therapy and nutritional care for clients to ensure their records are complete and information about the client is available.
  • Assists patient in establishing and monitoring goals. Works collaboratively and communicates with staff to improve patient outcomes.
  • Monitors and modifies client care plan to ensure appropriate client services are delivered.
  • All other duties as assigned.

    Additional Functions in Ambulatory/Outpatient Setting:

  • Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients encompassing screening for nutrition risk and all steps of the nutrition care process as appropriate.
  • Completes nutrition counseling and education with both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Monitors patient/family response and progress.
  • Evaluates if expected outcomes have been achieved; communicates patient progress to the patient, family, physician.

Additional Requirements

Required:
Education - Bachelors degree in Dietetics
Certification - Licensed Nutritionist/Dietitian (LN) - South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners; or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) - Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Preferred:
Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare Experience
Education - Masters degree in Dietetics

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

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