Sanford Health Dietitian - Nutrition in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Job Title: Dietitian | Nutrition | Aberdeen

City: Aberdeen

State: SD

Department : Nutrition - Aberdeen

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr

JOB SUMMARY

Plans, develops, and provides diet interventions, medical nutrition therapy, nutrition care and preventive counseling to individuals and groups in all areas of primary and specialty patient care, acute care, skilled nursing, out-patient, and/or community settings.

Provides medical nutrition therapy services and monitors nutritional care of clients/patients of all ages including neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric as assigned. Ability to recognize, evaluates, and provide for nutritional needs based on cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs. Evaluates treatments or procedures for effectiveness using an evidence-based approach. Works on nutrition care protocols for the assigned area and acts as leader for the health care team in the implementation of the nutrition therapies. Identifies nutritional intervention methods within own specialty. Educates on diet according to disease state, medical condition and health risk.

Incorporates new trends and techniques as necessary to design care plan and update standards of care policy manuals and educational material. Assists in tailoring clinical education and associated materials for use with clients/patients, families and caregivers. Performs quality control and maintains a high standard in relation to infection control mechanisms for safety. Aware and conscious of individual's insurance coverage and reimbursement circumstances, and participates in clinical performance improvement activities, including research that tests new treatments or procedures for clinical evidence of outcomes.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists in calculating data for monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and reporting aggregate risks. Applies professional conduct and ethics in daily work; acts in compliance with legal requirements. Responsible for promoting a safe environment for patients, families, staff, residents, and visitors and works collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary health care team to provide the best outcomes for patients. Monitors and reports on clients' responses to certain nutritional therapy plans. Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Follows up with patients using related diets and responds to their inquiries. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Documents the critical elements within a patient chart to help others. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patient education for diverse audiences. Confers with clients to determine their range of acceptance; modifies diets as needed. Conducts client assessments and recommends nutritional therapies accordingly. Champions and contributes to the trend of professionalism in the field of nutritional therapy.

DEPARTMENT DETAILS

Schedule includes filling in shifts on an as needed basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics or Food and Nutrition through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited program.

Clinical nutrition experience through an approved coordinated undergraduate program or successful completion of post graduate internship required.

Currently holds Registered Dietitian (RD) license within the applicable state(s).

Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) required.

For applicable states, proof of a temporary/limited permit nutritionist license will be considered for registry eligible individuals in the event they are waiting to test for their CDR. Individuals will be allowed two exam attempts within three months of hire into their position.

Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care providers required or within the first 60 days of hire.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application,

please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

City: Aberdeen

State: SD

Job Function: Allied Health

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD02788