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Clinical Dietitian - PRN

Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care - a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It's helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient's needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.Job Summary:The Clinical Dietitian provides medical nutrition therapy in compliance with current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Standards of Practice (SOP), and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP).Responsibilities:Essential Job FunctionsConducts nutrition assessment in the five domains of nutrition assessment as documented in the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology Reference Manual: Standardized Language for the Nutrition Care Process (IDNT):

  • Food/Nutrition-Related History
  • Anthropometric Measurements
  • Biochemical Data, Medical Tests, and Procedures
  • Nutrition-Focused Physical Findings
  • Client HistoryIdentifies specific nutrition diagnosis(es) and documents using standardize language that includes problem (p), etiology (e), and signs and symptoms(s) (PES statement (s .Devises specific nutrition strategies/plans of care and creates nutrition prescriptions in conjunction with patients, care givers, and other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate.Implements and clearly communicates nutrition plans of care with interdisciplinary team; ensures nutrition interventions/plans of care are delivered and actions are carried out.Monitors and evaluates indicators and outcomes directly related to nutrition diagnoses, goals, and intervention strategies to determine progress made in achieving desired nutrition care outcomes and whether planned interventions should be continued or revised.Integrates the Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) into practice, self-assessment, and professional development.Utilizes best available research as the foundation for evidence-based practice.Provides nutrition education to patients, families and caregivers prior to discharge through counseling, education, and training materials to ensure compliance with the established nutrition care plan.Pursues opportunities (education, training, credentials) to advance practice in accordance with laws and regulations.Shares current, evidence-based nutrition information with other clinical dietitians, dietetic interns, medical students, allied staff, and providers as requested to facilitate continuous learning and development.Schedule:8a-4:30pJob Description:Job RequirementsEducation
    • Bachelors Degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Human Nutrition or equivalency required.Experience
      • 1 - 2 years previous clinical experience with patients throughout the aging continuum preferred.License/Certifications
        • Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) board eligible, required within 3 months of hire.
        • Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist (LMNT) in the State of Nebraska required within 3 months of hire at assigned facilities.
        • Licensed Dietitian (LD) in the State of Iowa required within 3 months of hire at assigned facilities.Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
          • Knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements.
          • Knowledge of current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Process.
          • Skill in planning, delegation, time-management, and problem-solving.
          • Skill in performing nutritional calculations based on body weight, age, lab values, and clinical status.
          • Knowledge of medical terminology.
          • Skill in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
          • Skill in electronic medical record documentation.
          • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and patients.
          • Excellent customer service skills.
          • Ability to interpret lab results as related to nutritional status of patients.
          • Ability to read, write, and comprehend various written reports and documents.
          • Requires the ability to provide transportation to other campus and/or work-related locations within a reasonable timeframe.Physical RequirementsWeight Demands
            • Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of forcePhysical Activity
              • Not necessary for the position (0%):
                • Climbing
                • Crawling
                • Kneeling
                • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
                  • Balancing
                  • Carrying
                  • Crouching
                  • Distinguish colors
                  • Grasping
                  • Lifting
                  • Pulling/Pushing
                  • Standing
                  • Stooping/bending
                  • Twisting
                  • Walking
                  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
                    • Fingering/Touching
                    • Keyboarding/typing
                    • Reaching
                    • Repetitive Motions
                    • Sitting
                    • Speaking/talking
                    • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
                      • Hearing
                      • Seeing/VisualJob Hazards
                        • Not Related:
                          • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
                          • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
                          • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
                          • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
                          • Explosives (pressurized gas)
                          • Electrical Shock/Static
                          • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
                          • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
                          • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations About Methodist: Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Methodist Health System, Council Bluffs , Clinical Dietitian - PRN, Healthcare , Council Bluffs, Iowa

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