Evaluates patients’ nutritional status and history. Plans, recommends and implements nutrition care and education at National Jewish Health, following the guidelines, standards and procedures established by the department.
1. Performs nutritional assessment by using accurate and relevant data and information t identify nutrition-related problems.
2. Identifies and implements appropriate, purposely planned nutrition interventions as part of the patient care team. Prioritizes the nutrition diagnoses, conferring with the patient and interdisciplinary team, reviewing practice guidelines and policies.
3. Provides nutritional counseling and education for patients and their families on normal and special nutrition.
4. Initiates, implements, and/or modifies orders for diet or nutrition-related care. Manages nutrition support therapies. Perform nutrition related physicals.
5. Documents diet information and recommendations in patient medical records per schedule and standards.
6. Demonstrates competency in the use of the following department or institution software programs: Tempus, Allscripts, Affinity, Patient Trak, Microsoft Word and e-mail. Following key areas as outlined in corresponding competency modules.
7. Performs special projects to support institution programs as requested. Develops and updates nutrition education materials, teaching patient education classes, QI participation projects, presentations, skills review participation.
8. Participates in all required in-service, team meetings and continuing education as scheduled. Ensures ongoing competency in the field by participating in relevant professional continuing education opportunities.
9. Maintains a registered and active AND and CDR membership status, as well as CDE status if applicable. Provides diabetes self-management education (DSME) and medical nutrition therapy to patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease.
1. Care Management: Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.
2. Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
3. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
4. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
5. Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.
6. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
7. Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition required. Master’s Degree preferred.
A minimum of one (1) year of recent and related experience is required.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Registered Dietitian required. CDE preferred.