To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
To coordinate and deliver medical nutrition therapy and educational services, in a patient focused care environment. Work directly with patients, families, physicians, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals.
Responsibilities: 1. Assesses patients' nutritional status per department policies and standards. 2. Develops and implements medical nutrition care plans for assigned patients and documents in the electronic medical record. Evaluates effectiveness of the care plans. 3. Provides medical nutrition education to patients and families. Provides other educational services as assigned. 4. Attends patient focused care rounds. Coordinates patients' medical nutrition cares plans with other team members. 5. Reviews, calculates, and modifies patients' menus for nutritional adequacy and accurate meal delivery. 6. Assists the Senior Dietitian in continuous quality improvement by developing and selecting educational materials and collaborating with other health professionals in the development of programs. 7. Performs other duties as assigned, i.e. participating in committees and attending meetings, supervising dietetic interns.
B. S. from an ACEND accredited program.
EXPERIENCE: Clinical experience as a RD preferred.
RD or RD- eligible. Must obtain CT state license within 6 months of hire.
Strong communication skills, both written, and oral.
Maintains dietetic registration. Operates within scope of practice. Adheres to HIPAA regulations.
Learning time Six months.
Multi unit office, kitchen, and patient care areas. Standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, talking on the telephone, lifting less than twenty pounds, close eye work.