Clinical Dietitian Tracking Code 2020-4468 Description The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for compassionately providing inpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy. This position functions as part of a team to ensure the delivery of evidence-based nutrition care. He/She provides nutrition care utilizing the Nutrition Care Process and documents patient interactions in the electronic medical record. Required Skills Essential Functions and Job Duties RDs will prioritize their daily workload to ensure the daily workload in completed in a timely manner.. This position is also responsible for providing services to outside contracts as negotiated with the Decatur Memorial Hospital Food and Nutrition Services Department. The Clinical Dietitian will be part of the rotating weekend and holiday schedules. Exact daily times may vary based on patient case load, needs of the RD contract, meetings, intern mentoring, and other tasks that may arise. In this role, the clinical dietitian will direct, teach, and mentor dietetic interns from various universities/colleges. He/She will practice in accordance with the organization and department missions and values. * Utilize the Nutrition Care Process as recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and in accordance with Decatur Memorial Hospitals Nutrition Screening, Assessment, and Reassessment of Patients policy * Provide nutrition counseling and/or education to patients and/or caregivers based on assessment of individual learning needs * Work in partnership with the interdisciplinary team and participate in patient care rounds as able * Provide supervised learning experience for dietetic inters and students when appropriate * Communicate and collaborate with the Food and Nutrition Services staff to provide the patient with the best care possible * Participate in Quality Improvement and Cost Control projects related to patient care and nutrition service * Develop and provide education to the hospital and the community in order to promote a culture that values nutrition services * Support the continuum of care by making referrals to appropriate outpatient services when applicable * Participate in departmental, organization, or community teams and committees when appropriate * Maintain high level of competency and professional development related to nutrition trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice * The dietitian has the privilege, as approved by the Medical Executive Committee, to write orders under the direct supervision of the physicians as outlined in the MNT Order Implementation policy. Perform other duties as assigned to elevate the role of the dietitian Required Experience Education and/or Other Requirements * Baccalaureate Degree in Dietetics or Dietetics related field * Graduate of an Accredited Dietetic Internship or Coordinate Program recognized through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics * Registered Dietitian Nutritionist recognized through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Licensed Dietitian Nutrition through Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation * Preferred: Masters Degree in Dietetics or Dietetics related field * Preferred: One year experience as a Registered Dietitian * Must maintain Professional Development Portfolio and Continuing Education to maintain registration and licensure. General Skill Requirements In addition to the Essential Functions and Qualifications listed above, to perform the job successfully an individual must also possess the following General Skill Requirements. * Adaptability Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; ability to work with frustrating situations; work under pressure and on an irregular schedule such as unscheduled overtime, unanticipated changes in work pace; Works with numerous distractions. * Attendance and Punctuality Schedules time off in advance; Begins working on time; Keeps absences within guidelines; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. * Communications Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods. * Concentration Maintains attention to detail over extended period of time; continually aware of variations in changing situations. * Cooperation Establishes and maintains effective relations; Exhibits tact and consideration; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively in group situations; Works actively to resolve conflicts. * Job Knowledge Competent in required job skills and knowledge; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Keeps abreast of current developments; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others; Uses resources effectively. * Judgment Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions; ability to work with and maintain confidential information. * Organization- Maintain organizational skills in order to efficiently perform daily tasks and complete daily workload. * Problem solving Identifies problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Resolves problems in early stages; Works well in group problem solving situations. * Quality Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. * Quantity Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly; Achieves established goals. * Supervision ability to perform work independently or with minimal supervision; ability to assign and/or review work; train and/or evaluate other employees. Environmental Factors This position is performed within an environment of minimal exposure to irritating, unpleasant, or hazardous elements or conditions. Physical Demands The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. * While performing the duties of the job the employee is required to sit and move through an office environment. * The employee will be required to work in an environment of infectious disease. * The employee will demonstrate the ability to attend to visual details. * The employee will be able to function in an environment with alarm bells, telephones, and other sounds Mental Demands * Ability to work under stress and to adapt changing conditions. * Analyze information or data. * Plan sequence of operations or actions. * Make decisions of moderate to substantial effects, with a variety of alternatives and moderate to substantial consequences. * Use logic to define problems, collect information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, interpret information, deal with abstract variables. * Comprehend written basic instructions, safety rules, and office memoranda at a high school graduate level. * Ability to compose written communication using standard business English at a high school graduate level. * Ability to comprehend verbal sentences and instructions at a high school graduate level. * Ability to converse in Standard English at a high school graduate level. Note Reasonable accommodations may be made to assist an otherwise qualified individual in the performance of the job. In order to meet the needs of the Company employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of those described above. Position Type Part-Time Shift Day Job Location Decatur, Illinois
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