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Clinical Dietitian I

Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Job Description:

This--position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by enhancing the health of our patients.-- 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, Hospice and Dialysis.--Job DutiesAssess patient needs, provide interventions and document in patient's medical record for care provided.Participate in care conferences 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. N/ADepartment Specific DutiesIdentifies and initiates Quality Improvement projects in concert with Director or other management team members.Participates in performance improvement projects including the implementation of the plan for improvement and monitoring the plan.Compiles statistics and reports.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--experience in clinical nutrition--required.EducationEducation 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, RegistrationRegistered with the Commission of Dietetic Registration.; and RD or RDN--licensure in the State of Iowa are required.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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