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Job CategorySupport Services
DepartmentMHMC-RC 5th St. Surgery
Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Job SummaryResponsible for providing comprehensive, high quality, safe nutrition care to patients in the hospital, clinics and related entities. Areas of responsibility include patient/resident medical nutrition therapy, education, consulting and community service. Specifically: Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to hospital/assisted living residents encompassing screening for nutrition risk and all steps of the nutrition care process as appropriate; Assesses nutrition needs/patient problems and implements interventions according to age and disease specific needs of patient/resident; 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; 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.
●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.
●Completes nutrition counseling and education with both inpatients and outpatients. Meets with patient/family on admit and discharge from Phase 2 to perform individualized nutrition counseling/education. Monitors patient/family response and progress. Meets with Phase 3 patient/family to perform nutrition counseling/education as needed and monitors response and progress. Evaluates if expected outcomes have been achieved; communicates patient progress to the patient, family, physician, and cardiac rehab staff.
●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.
●Maintains adequate level of office and medical supplies in Cardiac Services to accomplish daily work.
●Monitors and modifies client care plan to ensure appropriate client services are delivered.
●All other duties as assigned.
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)
Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare Experience1+ years of Clinical Experience
Education - Masters degree in Dietetics
Certification - Membership - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
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.10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.
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