Clinical Dietitian

Website Mary Lanning Healthcare

Healthcare facility

Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree-Field of Science required. Masters Degree is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Completion of Dietetic Internship required.

CERTIFICATE, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Registration from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics LMNT in the State of Nebraska required.

PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:

Screens all patients for nutritional risk with further assessment and documentation as outlined in the policy and procedure manual, as well as clinical judgement.

Provides nutrition education for those patients who desire information, pertinent to their medical condition and general state of health.  Uses available resources to relay information to cultural, age, competency, and language/literacy levels of the patient.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principals of growth and development and the skills necessary to provide age specific and appropriate care of the patient according to their age category; interprets data about the patient’s age specific needs consistent with the care of the patient.

Provides feedback on job performance capabilities of Nutrition Services patient care representatives regarding employee engagement with patients, accuracy of PO intake calculations, and overall patient focus.

Reviews patient education materials.  Assures accuracy, current information, and comprehension of patient.

Maintains excellent communication with physicians, nursing staff, co-workers, and all appropriate hospital disciplines regarding patient nutritional care.

Maintains competencies through 75 hours continuing education every 5 years for RD credential and 30 hours every 2 years to maintain LMNT credential.