Clinical Dietitian Relief - AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
- Career Development
- Whole Person Wellbeing Resources
- Mental Health Resources and Support
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Schedule: As needed
Location Address: 9100 W. 74th St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
The role you’ll contribute:
Under the general direction of the Director and Lead Clinical Dietitian and in collaboration with other members of the health care team, identifies patients at risk of nutritional deficit or excess, assesses nutritional needs and defines nutrient requirements, develops and oversees the implementation of the nutrition care plan for patients with complicated nutritional problems, evaluates the effectiveness of nutrition interventions, provides nutrition education related to medical nutrition therapy, and counsels patients and family members on appropriate food selections, eating habit and behavior changes to accomplish optimum patient outcomes and defined goals. Promotes continuity of care through effective discharge planning, care coordination, and communication with the health care team.
The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for acting as a role model for the vision and values of SMMC. S/he is accountable for working with the parameters of the Kansas Dietitian Practice Act, regulatory standards, established policies, and procedures; and utilizes other pertinent references as guidelines for clinical practice.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
Nutrition Assessment & Reassessment
- Initiates and monitors nutrition assessments/reassessments per Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and regulatory standards.
- Assessment criteria include achievable/measurable goals and plan of care.
- Prioritizes patients at nutrition risk for timely management.
- Reassesses patients throughout their hospitalization according to MNT Standards.
- Documentation is complete and consistent with MNT standards of care, including response to treatment.
- Demonstrates understanding of therapeutic diets, meal planning, processing patient menus and options for additional items available to patients.
- Uses standards appropriate to age and clinical condition/diagnosis.
- Selects items/products appropriate to patient age, condition, nutrient needs and route of delivery.
- Evaluates patient response to diet served and communicates problems or ideas to appropriate Food Service personnel.
- Demonstrates understanding of cultural, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and psychological factors/barriers that impact patient/client’s nutrition and motivation to change.
- Uses educational and behavioral objectives and provides appropriate educational material/information.
- Counseling documentation indicates teaching effectiveness, understanding and expected compliance.
- Communicates with referral source if appropriate.
- Uses standards/interventions/goals and plan of care appropriate to age and Clinical condition/diagnosis.
- Calculates calories, protein, and fat provided in parenteral/enteral solutions (includes applicable medications).
- Selects products appropriate to patient age, condition, nutrient needs and route of delivery.
- Assessment/reassessment documentation includes current rate, what it provides, response to treatment and achievable/measurable goals.
- Maintains accurate records of work activities (stats/logs) and submits required reports on time.
- Demonstrates understanding of where to find necessary information in medical record, computer, and paperwork.
- Maintains organized paperwork.
- Follows approved abbreviations, avoiding those on the Do Not Use List per The Joint Commission.
- Demonstrates safe and effective use of computers and printer.
- Understands and utilizes “managing up”
- Understands and utilizes AIDET in patient interactions
- Utilizes LAST in service recovery situations
- Assumes additional responsibilities to support team efforts when necessary
- Demonstrates care and courtesy at all times
- Exhibits good judgment and time management skills to accomplish daily tasks
- Demonstrates a customer-centered approach in problem solving and decision making
- Understands and adheres to all HIPPAA regulations
- Offers ideas and feedback to enhance function of team
Exhibits professional manner through grooming, dress, language, and non-verbal behavior