Responsible for providing clinical nutrition services, including nutrition assessment, modified diet formulation, self-management training and nutrition intervention to patients/residents. Ensures patient satisfaction, quality care, regulatory agency compliance, and good public relations are achieved through the safe and efficient use of resources.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Â· Assesses the nutritional status of neonates/ infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient through documentation in the medical record.Uses parameters such as anthropometric measurements, visual assessment and interpretation of laboratory values.
Â·Develops and revises a nutrition care plan based on information from the patient, medical record, family and health care team members.
Â·Incorporates current evidence-based research into practice.
Â·Adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, and patient rights policies.
Â·Complies with regulatory agency standards, including federal, state and JCAHO as evidenced by successful completion of surveys with no deficiencies.
Â·Completes all required documentation, reports and logs in a timely, professional and thorough manner.
Â·Communicates effectively with all team members, patients and families through conferences, individual consultation and committee participation.This includes telephone, written, and electronic communication.
Â·Orients, mentors and trains staff and interns, as applicable.
Â·Advises department on patient care and food service issues.
Â·Plans regular and modified menus based on current diet manual.
Â·Follows facility and department infection control policies and procedures.
Â·Participates in facility-wide and department Performance Improvement Program and on Performance Improvement teams to improve processes and patient care.
Â·Participates in and attends departmental meetings, staff development, and professional programs, as appropriate.
Â·Visits patients on an assigned nursing unit or area and helps ensure that every patient is visited by a member of the management or professional team at least once during their hospital stay.
Â·Assists and contributes to stated patient satisfaction goals by providing quality service.
Â· Reads and complies with all policies and procedures of facility, Morrison and Compass as appropriate.
Â· Follows all security procedures for facility and department.
Â· Follows facility, department, Morrison, and Compass safety policies and procedures to include incident reporting.
Â· Wears name tag identification and is aware of role in minimizing security incidents.
Â· Follows the facilityâ™s protocols for Hazardous Materials and Waste Program.
Â· Adheres to Emergency Preparedness Program. Participates in disaster drills as appropriate.
Â· Adheres to Life Safety Program and participates in fire drills as appropriate.
Â· Responds to utility failures per department policy.
Â· Projects and practices consistent ownership attributes, which provide a high level of customer service at all points of contact.
Â· Performs other tasks that may be assigned.
What will you need?
Registered, or in the process of being registered within six months of hire date, by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association
Licensed, or in the process of being licensed within six months of hire date, by the State of Florida
Ability to read, write and follow instructions in English. Good oral communication skills.
Excellent customer service skills
Strong analytical and mathematical abilities
Excellent organization and people skills
Maintains continuing education hours as outlined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation of the State of Florida
Computer skills with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Internet and current hospital patient care computer programs, preferred
Bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited institution with major in Food and Nutrition or Clinical Dietetics
Successful completion of dietetic internship within a CUP program, internship, or Master's degree program
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.