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Registered Dietitian(RD)

Position: Registered Dietitian(RD)

Job Summary: Responsible for optimizing the patient’s nutritional status by providing medical nutrition therapy. The therapy may include identifying patients at nutritional risk, determining nutritional status through nutritional assessment, individualizing and recommending nutrition therapies (including diet modification and nutrition support). In addition, responsible for educating and counseling to promote nutritional health, and evaluating outcomes of medical nutrition therapy interventions.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

  1. Graduate from accredited school with Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics of Food and Nutrition. Registered by the American Dietetic Association and Licensed Registered.
  2. Two years of experience as a Clinical Dietitian is preferred.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and analytical skill.

Responsibilities/essential functions: The person in this position must be able to perform the following essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.

  1. Obtain history and analyze assessment data of patients determined to be at moderate to high risk for malnutrition. Assess complex therapeutic nutrition/learning/ lifestyle change needs with consideration to religious, ethnic, and cultural practices. *
  2. Plan, develop, and implement comprehensive nutrition therapy to include scope, frequency, duration, and outcome goals in accordance with standards of practice and
    the needs of the patient. Develop Plan of care in collaboration with patient/family and other team members. *
  3. Make therapeutic alimentation (oral and enteral) recommendations to physicians and physician extenders.
  4. Educate and counsel patient/care givers. *
  5. Evaluate and document the intervention plan, progress towards goals, and modify goals and intervention methods as needed in accordance with the standards of practice and regulatory agency standards. *
  6. Actively and constructively participate in service and interdisciplinary care conferences to support and contribute to the goals and vision.*
  7. Collaborate with, and act as an essential resource to other health care professionals, service areas, and community agencies.
  8. Remain current regarding reimbursement issues, corporate compliance and regulatory agency standards, and legislation regarding nutrition policy. *

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform to the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Elements

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to communicate effectively;
  • Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone, and other related equipment;
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to safely lift, move, or maneuver whatever may be necessary to successfully perform the duties of their position;
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to efficiently function in a general office environment; and
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to efficiently function in a general office environment, with frequent travel to a variety of field sites.

Environmental Elements

Employee works in an office environment sometimes with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Employee will have to travel to a variety of patient homes and perform in conditions that vary greatly depending upon the client’s home environment. Some homes will be clean, neat, and maintained at a comfortable temperature. Other homes may be cluttered, dirty, with an uncomfortable temperature.

The above list reflects the essential functions and other job functions considered necessary of the job identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, or assigned by supervisory personnel. This job description is used as a guide only and not inclusive of responsibilities and job duties.

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