POSITION SUMMARY: The Dietitian is responsible for utilizing the nutrition care delivery process in providing nutritional care to the residents/patients in the center. He/she advises Administration, Director of Nursing and Food Service Director as needed on all clinical aspects of nutrition care and abides by all standards set forth by applicable regulatory agencies and licensing boards.
Puts customer service first. Ensures that residents/patients and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights. Maintains resident/patient confidentiality;
Abides by established schedule to assigned centers.
Assesses the nutritional status of residents/patients per standards of practice;
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to develop nutrition plans of care for the residents/patients;
Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of nutritional interventions;
Ensures appropriate and timely documentation of nutrition assessment tools, recommended interventions and follow-up;
Addresses appropriate nutrition concerns with all members of the interdisciplinary team;
Provides diet instruction and education for residents/patients, family and/or care givers;
Monitors all aspects of the nutrition care delivery process to ensure clinical excellence;
Ensures that the Food and Nutrition Services policies and procedures are adhered to;
Performs other assignments as requested and approved by the Administrator including meal rounds/observations, sanitation audits and menu review/development and approval. Attends center and area meetings as requested and approved by the Administrator;
Participates in the education and training of center staff;
Maintains two-way communication with center Administrator, Food Service Director, Nursing Services and the Area Clinical Nutrition Manager/District Manager. Completes reporting tools as requested;
Concerns his/herself with the safety of all residents/patients in order to minimize the potential for fire and accidents. Also, ensures that the center adheres to the legal, safety, health, fire and sanitation codes by being familiar with his/her role in carrying out the center's fire, safety and disaster plans and by being familiar with current MSDS;
Performs other duties as requested.
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