JOB REQUIREMENTS

Supervisory Responsibilities: No
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree required.
Degree: Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Food Systems Administration, or related degree.
License/Certification Required: Eligible to become a Registered Dietitian in compliance with continuing education requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration (to be completed within 6 months of employment). Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the State of Tennessee (to be completed within 12 months of employment).
Minimum Work Experience: One year experience in Clinical Dietetics preferred. Pediatric or neonatal experience desired.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to manage pediatric medical nutrition therapy for most patients. Seeks direction from Clinical Nutrition Specialist as appropriate with questions, issues, problems, concerns for complex medical/nutritional/social situations.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates a plan of care based on knowledge of physiology and assessment of nutritional needs, correlated with other health care plans.
  • Evaluates population-specific nutrition care appropriately and provides follow-up for continuity of care.
  • Communicates dietary history and nutritional care data through the medical record.
  • Interprets and implements physician’s diet order providing clarification and education for educating parents, families and staff in necessary dietary modifications.
  • Assesses nutritional needs, monitors enteral and parenteral feedings to provide optimal nutrition support.
  • Completes follow-up telephone calls as indicated by plan of care.
  • Coordinates deliveries with other service lines and team members.
  • Counsels individuals and families via visits or telephone in nutritional principles, dietary plans, food selection and economics, adapting plans to the individual as evidenced by documentation.
  • Works closely with Home Health pharmacy to obtain medical nutrition products from drug wholesaler, utilizing identified contract items when possible to maximize savings.
  • Functions as nutritionist on multidisciplinary team.
  • Counsels/teaches individuals and families in utilization of feeding devices and pumps.
  • Compiles and develops educational materials to use as aids in nutrition education. Plans and conducts educational programs as requested.
  • Effectively communicates appropriate information to patients/families, team members, and physicians in a timely manner as evidenced by team communications (Meditech Home Care) and documentation.
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.
  • Interacts with all patients and staff in a considerate, helpful, and courteous manner, as observed by management observation and peer input.
  • Demonstrates teamwork and the spirit of cooperation.
  • Fosters mature, professional relationships with fellow employees in a courteous, friendly manner as measured by management observation and peer input.
  • Coordinates accurate and timely deliveries to minimize staff cost.
  • Utilizes hospital resources and time respectfully and accountably and willingly accepts any other assignment that may be requested.

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