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Clinical Dietician- 1957-PA

Dietitian | White Haven, PA | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

 

Clinical Dietician

 

We are currently accepting resumes for a Clinical Dietician to provide services for the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania- White Haven, PA 

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Candidate assigned to this position may be requested to be professionally qualified to participate in the coordination, inspection, and evaluation of the therapeutic diet program and maintain adherence to HIPPA standards.

  • Duties include supporting and developing the goals and objectives of the Dietary Department or Food Services and in particular, for the integration of the Dietary service goals with the goals and needs of other clinical and support service departments in the facility.

  • Candidate will record and maintain dietary assessments and reassessments.

  • Provide progress notes of Medical records according to the established standards.

  • Maintains communication with nursing personnel related to residents on tube feedings, diabetics, weight gain and loss or any other nutritional related concerns and document in the resident medical record.

  • Chart the nutritional progress of each resident every 90 days or as medically needed.

  • Inform physician of any nutritional changes.

  • Ability to plan and modify standard and therapeutic diet menus in accordance with physicians’ prescriptions and standards of nutrition, cost, variety and quality.

  • Provides guidance and direction to lower level dietetic staff preforming work in the nutritional care for residents.

  • Ability to provide special instructions to cooks and food service workers in the preparation of special diet food items.

  • Knowledge of the modern methods, materials, practices and procedures used in a facility therapeutic diet program.

  • Knowledge of facility food service safety and sanitation standards.

  • Knowledge of the clinical and food service tasks performed by food service staff.

  • Knowledge of the procedures required in special diet tray assembling and distribution to insure the accuracy in quality of the menu items.

  • Ability to integrate the nutritional program into the overall dietetic program.

  • Write nutritional care plans for implementation consistent with physician’s orders and dietetic need.

  • Review care plans to ensure implementation.

  • Plan and modify standard and therapeutic menus for conformance to physician’s orders/diet manual, standards of nutrition, variety and quality.

  • May be required to consult and work with a speech pathologist or other medical professionals.

  • Attend and participate in interdisciplinary care plan meetings.

  • Provide in-service training to dietary and allied health care personnel as needed in applicable areas of nutrition.

  • Complete a nutritional discharge plan and resident instruction prior to discharge on all therapeutic diets.

  • Performs related duties as required by each facility.

  • Provide nutritional assessment, guidance, direction and recommendation to institutional medical and food service.