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Estimated Pay $31 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Lebanon, Georgia

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Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions

  • Develops, implements, and promotes quality services based on client expectation and needs.
    * Collaborates with patient and/or family member, and health care team to assess nutrition and education needs of patients.
    * Provides services and establishes goals based on the identified needs of patients and/or family members.
    * Applies knowledge and skills in developing, implementing and maintaining nutrition care plans
    * Continuously evaluates nutrition care processes and patient outcomes and implements quality practice by following system policies, procedures, and evidenced based research
    * Provides care according to organizational ethics, licensure and Standards of Professional Practice for Dietetics Professionals
    * Applies Joint Commission and/or regulatory standards in the provision of nutrition care
    * Utilized patient experience and empathy skills when interacting with patients and family members
    * Participates in multidisciplinary rounds, appropriate committees, and team member huddles
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy according to system policy and A.N.D. Nutrition Care Process practice
    * Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process and WellStar Nutrition Care Policies when assessing patients
    * Responsible for nutrition screen, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring/evaluation of identified at risk patients
    * Apply psycho-social, age appropriate, evidence-based nutrition care
    * Document all patient encounters in the health care record in accordance with hospital and department policies and procedures
    * Identify, monitor, and evaluate enteral nutrition support regimens. Manage enteral nutrition support under the supervision of medical staff
    * Develop and implements transitional feeding plans
    * Perform Nutrition Focused Physical Exams to evaluate malnutrition severity as appropriate
    * Assess patient?s learning needs, barriers to learning, preferred learning styles and educational level and provides nutrition education accordingly
    * Utilizes community resources through the continuum of care to foster positive patient outcomes
  • Locates, reviews, and utilizes best practice research findings for their application in optimally managing a disease or condition and improving patient outcomes.
    * Bases clinical practice on sound scientific principles, current research and theory
    * Shares and reports research and patient outcomes utilizing various media
    * Demonstrates knowledge related to clinical practice.
    * Communicates sound scientific principles, research, and theory to health care team members and dietetic interns in optimally managing patients' care
    * Shares knowledge and expertise with dietetic interns, patients, family members and health care team members
    * Documents understanding of relevant information and results of communication with dietetic interns/technicians/patients/families and healthcare team members
    * Contributes to the development of new knowledge and services
    * Seeks out information effectively and independently to provide effective services

  • Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of practice and revises practice as needed to incorporate results of evaluation.
    * Participates in and identifies performance improvement criteria for nutrition care by completing peer chart audits as assigned and reviewing with their nutrition leader
    * Continuously evaluates and refines service based on measurable outcomes by keeping a productivity log
    * Identifies expected outcomes of patient care
    * Participates in quality improvement initiatives and projects
  • Engages in lifelong self-development to improve knowledge and skills that promote continued competence.
    * Conducts yearly self-assessment to identify professional strengths and weaknesses
    * Identifies needs for professional development and mentors dietetic interns
    * Documents professional development activities according to system policies
    Engage in continuous learning opportunities to further develop skills and capabilities in application technical and functional areas

  • Required for All Jobs

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.

  • Qualifications

    Required Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a major in nutrition/dietetics. Required and
  • Completion of a supervised practice didactic program accredited by the Accreditation Counsel for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

  • Required Minimum Experience

  • One to two years clinical experience Preferred and
  • Experience with electronic medical record charting systems and other software relative to food service systems. Required

  • Required Minimum Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices in clinical nutrition and the dietetics profession.
  • Knowledge of Nutrition Care Process and its use in complex cases in the clinical setting.
  • Ability to think critically to apply nutrition interventions to patients with multiple comorbidities and/or special needs including management of enteral nutrition provisions.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with other healthcare professionals in sharing nutrition knowledge and expertise.
  • Ability to work with patient interests and health in mind.
  • Knowledge of malnutrition assessment including performance of nutrition focused physical exam preferred.

  • Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)

  • Lic Dietician Required
  • Registered Dietician Required
  • Reg Dietician Nutritionist Required
  • Basic Life Support Preferred
  • BLS - Instructor Preferred
  • BLS - Provisional Preferred

  • Additional Licenses and Certifications