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Clinical Dietitian I

Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Job Description:

This--position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by enhancing the health of our patients and community by optimizing nutritional care through education and Medical Nutrition Therapy. The Clinical Dietitian plays an active role in the interdisciplinary team to identify clinical needs, implement interventions and provide education. Patient population may include acute in-patients, skilled level of care, outpatients, Home Care and Hospice.Job Duties/Essential FunctionsAssess patient needs, provide interventions and document in patient's medical record for care provided.Participate in care conferences, on assigned areas, and in regular contact with nurses and the interdisciplinary team.Counsel patients on nutritional care and needs, in assigned area, in accordance to policies and procedures.Develop and implement nutrition materials and programs to persons of all ages in the hospital or community including chronic disease clinics, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, and weight management classes.Present educational in-services to healthcare peers.Using Medical Nutrition Therapy, provide nutrition education to patients and/or families based on diagnosis.--Department Specific DutiesUnderstand/interpret reimbursement and funding for outpatient counseling.Collaborate with appropriate Mercy Medical Center staff to secure grants for outpatient programing.Collaborate with peers, disease specific, patient education within the continuum of care.Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesGood working knowledge of normal nutrition and diet therapy.Ability to do patient nutritional assessment and to implement nutrition interventions.Good judgment in problem solving and planning of patient care.Maintains positive attitude in work environment and manages personal frustrations in a professional manner.Demonstrates competency in specific skills as identified in the position core Competency and the annual competency.Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process as it relates to the nutrition needs of the patients and ability to apply all steps of the process.Knowledge of the Assessment, Data, Intervention, Monitoring and Evaluation (ADIME) charting format.Basic working knowledge of computer usage in the workplace and good verbal/writing skills.Professional ExperienceOne year of clinical nutrition experience--preferredEducationEducation sufficient to obtain certification as a Registered Dietician with the Commission of Dietetic Registration required.Meets continuing education requirements for Commission on Dietetic Registration and Iowa licensure required.Licensure, Certification, RegistrationCertified as a Registered Dietitian or registration eligible by--the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR) upon hire.-- If registration eligible, must obtain registration within 6 months of hire date.Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse & Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.-- Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.

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