At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out their calling. We want you to be passionate about coming to work, and challenged to achieve your potential. Living by these virtues, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and the highest quality of care.
The Lead Clinical Dietitian is responsible for maintaining a high standard of clinical dietetics within Nutrition Services Department, including the supervision of the Clinical Nutrition Staff. May be involved with care/service to patients throughout life cycle (neonate through geriatric). Directs diabetes education in facility.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in Nutrition and Dietetics required.
Three years experience in clinical dietetics. 5 years experience preferred.
Memberships in the State Dietetic Association, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and in community education groups(s) appropriate for specialty area are preferred.
Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Organization's Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.
Plans, organizes, implements, supervises, and evaluates nutrition care, education, and follow-up for clients, patients, physicians, nurses, nutrition technicians, students, and other staff.
Actively participates in the development, implementation, and ongoing monitoring/review of Nutrition Services Performance Improvement (PI) Program.
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to all patients throughout life cycle.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the patient's life span, the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her unique needs.
Coordinates Clinical Nutrition Services for inpatients, outpatients, and community, including diabetes education.
Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Clinical Nutrition Staff.
Serves on appropriate internal committees.
Demonstrates accurate knowledge of relevant laws, policies, regulations, and standards affecting Nutrition Services.
Required to participate in management programs and carry out administrative duties as necessary.
May assume duties of the Director of Nutrition Services in his/her absence.
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