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Registered Dietitian

Company: Life Care Center of Plymouth
Location: Plymouth
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

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Position Summary:

The Registered Dietitian plans modified diets as requested by attending physician, provides oversight for the food services department, and provides nutritional assessments for patients as needed in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in dietetics or related program approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

* Currently registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and meet licensure or certification per State requirements. Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.

* Registered with American Dietetic Association

* Prior experience in nutritional assessment and planning

* Two (2) years' experience in a health care facility. Prior post acute care experience preferred.

Specific Job Requirements:

* Familiar with standards of practice used in the assessment of geriatric patients

* Make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

* Knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post acute care facility

* Implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department

* Perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: patient rights, and safety and sanitation

* Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.

* Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information

* Understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures

* Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions:

* Consult with patient and family concerning nutrition needs and goals

* Check menu plans to ensure they meet nutritional needs of patients and to ensure quality food service standards

* Plan modified diets for patients as requested by attending physician

* Input dietary information accurately and in a timely manner (i.e., patient charting, dietary database)

* Participate in Interdisciplinary Patient Care meetings involving nutrition

* Assist with other food service duties as required

* Exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients

* Assist in the evacuation of patients

* Demonstrate dependable, regular attendance

* Concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment

* Communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team

* Sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours

* Read, write, speak, and understand the English language

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Life Care Center of Plymouth, Plymouth , Registered Dietitian, Healthcare , Plymouth, Massachusetts

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