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University of Rochester Clinical Dietitian - 215850 in Rochester, New York

Clinical Dietitian

Job ID

215850

Location

Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 052 Nutritional Support Services

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

To provide timely, evidence-based nutritional care and education to patients and families. Participate in the training of medical staff, dietetic interns and peers.

Responsibilities:

Patient Care

  • Provide ongoing nutritional assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and education to patients and families.

  • Develops and implements individualized nutrition care plans for patients across the lifecycle, from infants to the elderly, as assigned.

  • Integrate evidence-based research in the education, practice and management of patients.

  • Effectively communicate plans and rationale to team members both verbally and in the medical record.

    Education

  • Provides education on medical nutrition therapy and food-drug interactions to patients to patients, their families and significant others; ensures continuity of care when a patient transitions to an alternate level of care within the facility or at discharge; develops nutrition education materials.

  • Serves as clinical preceptor to dietetic interns and provides didactic training to nutrition students, peers (journal club) and other medical professionals.

  • Participates in orienting, training and in-servicing professional and other nutrition staff. Participates in continuing education opportunities.

Rounding

  • Participates in unit-based, disease-specific and interdisciplinary rounds and acts as a consultant/resource all members of the health care team. Participates in weekly nutrition support rounds.

  • Serves as liaison/ambassador between patients/units and foodservice staff.

Quality Assurance

  • Participates in quality assurance activities, including productivity and malnutrition tracking.

  • Serves on committees for department and hospital initiatives. Represents the department at community nutrition functions.

  • Attend regular department staff meetings as scheduled.

Qualifications:

B.S. degree in Nutrition, completion of one-year dietetic internship experience or equivalent; registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration within 6 months of employment, the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Clinical nutrition experience in a health care setting preferred.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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