Full-time - one Saturday or Sunday every 5 - 6 weeks required.
To maintain/improve the nutritional status of patients by assessing nutritional risk, evaluating nutritional requirements, developing care plans, providing nutrition education, and evaluating patient nutritional outcomes.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Identifies and prioritizes patients requiring nutrition intervention and education based upon nutrition screening protocols.
Demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to interpret clinical data obtained from medical records .
Evaluates patients' nutritional status correctly and assigns appropriate risk levels.
Develops nutritional goals and provides appropriate care to age specific populations and patients at nutritional risk.
If ASPEN certified, develops nutritional care plans for patients on parenteral nutrition. Otherwise, confers with a senior registered dietitian to develop appropriate nutritional assessments and recommendations for patients on parenteral nutrition.
Documents appropriately in the medical record and as identified, classifies the type of malnutrition.
Provides diet education to patients and assists in the development and evaluation of patient education materials.
As part of a team approach, confers with the physician and medical staff concerning diet prescriptions, clinical recommendations, and the implementation of care plans.
Follows "Registered Dietitian Range of Responsibilities" policy and procedures.
Participates in the formulation, implementation, and compliance with all policies, procedures, and standards related to the nutritional management of patients.
Completes productivity reports and special assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
Consults and makes recommendations to outpatient nutrition programs and agencies responsible for home or institutional care of patients following discharge.
Plans and presents nutrition inservices for departmental and medical staff.
Actively represents Nutrition Services on committees as assigned.
Provides orientation, training, and ongoing supervision of nutrition and patient service staff.
Provides recognition to peers, dietetic technicians and PST staff for excellent service when observed.
Works with senior registered dietitians to supervise and support student interns.
Participates in performance improvement activities as assigned.
Demonstrates compliance with CCHS center and departmental policies and procedures and mandatory education requirements including but not limited to safety, infection control, attendance, and dress code.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors Degree in Food and Nutrition required. Master's Degree in Food and Nutrition preferred.
Experience as a clinical dietitian in an acute care facility preferred.
Internal Number: JR57052
About ChristianaCare Health System
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.