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Reports to the Manager of Clinical Nutrition and is responsible for organizing and directing the delivery of quality nutritional care in assigned area of responsibility. Directs the activity of Clinical Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians in providing nutritional care to hospitalized patients. Ensures the smooth and effective interface of areas of responsibility with other Food and Nutrition services and hospital areas such as Nursing Services Pharmacy and the Medical Staff. Regularly performs the duties of a Clinical Dietitian.
Assumes responsibility for providing nutritional care to a large segment of the hospital and coordinates assigned responsibilities with other hospital areas in order to ensure the delivery of a comprehensive nutrition care program.
In consultation with the Manager of Clinical Nutrition develops goals and objectives for areas of responsibility and participates in the development of policies and procedures governing nutrition care services utilizes experience-based knowledge in order to recommend procedures and programs for specialty care areas which are assigned areas of responsibility. Serves on hospital interdisciplinary committees as needed when it pertains to their area of responsibility.
Trains assigns work to completes performance appraisals for and when necessary recommends the discipline and discharge of Dietetic Technicians and support personnel. Reviews the recommendations of subordinate Dietitians regarding employee relations matters and provides guidance and counsel to resolve complex and/or sensitive problems.
Ensures the smooth interface of nutritional services with other patient care activities meets with nursing personnel and medical staff in order to resolve problems and to identify areas of service improvement.
In addition to above supervisory duties regularly performs all the duties of a Clinical Dietitian which includes: (a) visiting patients reviewing medical records etc. in order to evaluate the patient?s nutritional needs throughout the adult life cycle with consideration of the aging process and human developmental stages; (b) researching diet manuals and developing a nutritional care program for patients; (c) calculating and charting caloric intakes and documenting all care programs; (d) following up with patients to review their progress and to re-evaluate nutrition care programs; (e) providing education and therapy programs for patients and their families to continue nutritional care home rehabilitation; (f) participating in the discharge planning process etc.
Remains current on developments in the area of pediatric nutritional care by participating in continuing education and inservice programs attending workshops reading articles and journals.
A Bachelor?s Degree in Food and Nutrition of related area.
Completion of a Dietetic Internship or equivalent preparatory program.
Must be American Dietetic Association Registered and Licensed in the state of Rhode Island.
A thorough understanding of the application of principles of nutrition to human physiology and disease states.
A thorough knowledge of the nutritional values of food and food groups.
The analytical ability to identify overt and potential nutritional problems.
The ability to develop nutritional care programs.
The ability to communicate nutrition education through formal and informal channels.
The administrative ability to direct and coordinate the delivery of quality nutrition care in assigned areas of responsibility.
Maintenance of American Dietetic association Registration through completion of 75 hours of continuing education every five years.
Two or three years of progressively more responsible experience as a Clinical Dietitian.
Experience in management in a large teaching hospital and computer experience desirable.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Exposed to a normal patient care environment.
Trains assigns work to completes performance appraisals for and when necessary recommends the discipline and discharge of Dietetic Technicians and support personnel.
Reviews the recommendations of subordinate Dietitians regarding employee relations matters and provides guidance and counsel to resolve complex and/or sensitive problems.
Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status. Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Shift 1
Job ID: 3060448934618561222
Providence, Rhode Island, 02903