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Dietitian - Hospice - Per Diem - Days

Sylvania, OH
ProMedica Health System

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Is responsible to the Director of Clinical Services to provide consultation and instruction in appropriate nutrition for patients. Assess patient's nutritional status and recommends special nutritional interventions to the physician's Plan of Care.
General Responsibilities
? Participates in development of nutritional plans of care for patients, as needed.
? Makes visits to the patients for assessment, evaluations and discharge planning, as needed.
? Implements the plans of care.
? Teaches the prescribed nutrition program to patients and/or family, as needed.
? Documents the care, including patient's response to treatment, and submits paperwork in an accurate and timely manner to update and maintain the patient's medical record.
? Participates in regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings as needed for coordination of patient care, exchange of information and problem solving, and to receive staff support and inservice education.
? Participates in programs providing orientation, training and continuing education.
? Participates in agency quality assessment performance improvement (QAPI) programs
? Accepts other assignments deemed appropriate.
? Provides counseling or consultation to assist adapting the patient's diet to their changing health status.
? Willingly accepts direction from Director of Clinical Services, Patient Care Coordinator.
? Teaches staff about current nutritional therapies and the latest concepts of normal and therapeutic diets.
? Documents accurate evaluation and on-going assessment of patient.
? Effectively communicates with patient and family.
? Meets or exceeds established productivity standards.
? Adheres to established personnel policies.
General Responsibilities (Hospice Only)
? Assesses the nutritional needs of patients upon request.
? Determines the effectiveness of medically prescribed diets.
? Teaches patients/families and staff special dietary regimens and nutritional requirements as appropriate to diagnosis and individual preference.
? Documents patient care in the clinical record.
? Identifies factors relating to variances of weight and/or size.
? Attends IDT/IDG care meetings as appropriate.
? Provides in-service education to hospice staff and educational tools for patient/family.
? Provides counseling to adapt diet to the patient's changing status.
? Consults with the IDT/IDG members and/or RN.
? Assesses patient/family response to care including access to food/nutritional supplements, ability to prepare food, adequate tools and space and nutritional risk.
? Collaborates with the nursing staff in applying a nutritional risk assessment to determine the need for a mechanically altered diet and to assess the effect of end stage disease on hydration and nutrition.
Job Requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Master's degree in dietetics from an accredited institution. Current state license/registration, if required, and in good standing in the state(s) he/she will practice.
- American Dietetic Association registration.
- Current knowledge of principles, concepts and methodology of nutrition appropriate for ill patients.
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
- Ability to work well with an interdisciplinary team.
- Ability to develop and maintain rapport with patients and families.
- Demonstrate problem solving and decision making abilities.
- At least one year previous experience, preferably in home health care or hospice.
Physical Demands
- Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; Walking, standing, talking, hearing, pushing, fingering, reaching, seeing, stooping, smelling, depth perception, color vision.
- 100%; necessary on a daily basis.
Working Conditions
- Exposure to disagreeable conditions including odors, infection, illness, and physical contact from disruptive patients.
Principal Contacts
- Field staff, patients, families and physicians.
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. It serves communities in 30 states. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 70,000 employees, 13 hospitals, 2,700 physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 900+ healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and 450 assisted living facilities, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address social determinants of health.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, height, weight, familial or marital status, or genetics.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace
Requisition ID: 52610

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