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Facility: Thief River Falls Medical Center
Location: Thief River Falls, MN
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Provides general nutrition education in hospital or community settings, individually or in groups. Collaborates with patients, families, and other staff to plan, develop, and implement intermediate and moderate levels of nutrition therapy. Food Services and Nutrition Therapy parameters meet the therapeutic nutritional needs of both children and adult patients. This support enhances the efficient operation of the room service program.
Ability to recognize, evaluates, and provide for nutritional needs based on cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs. Works closely with clinical dietitians to follow through on implementation of individual nutritional plans of care for patients who are at high nutritional risk. Recommends diet changes and vitamin/mineral supplementation to physicians and other primary providers as indicated to improve nutrition status and assure nutrient adequacy for the patient. Serves as a liaison to clinical dietitians; participates in interdisciplinary patient rounds and discharge planning processes, communicates relevant facts and concerns with assigned clinical dietitians. Interprets, executes and delivers nutritional care according to diet parameters to ensure quality nutritional care on delegated patient care units. Assists patients in making appropriate selections of foods to meet therapeutic intake guidelines. Conducts patient assessments and screening to determine level of malnutrition risk according to Nutrition Therapy guidelines. Conducts patient nutrition education for individuals and/or groups as assigned. Within the community settings, provide nutrition education talks or nutrition promotion programs to people of all ages.
This position works 6:00 am - 2:30 pm.
Associate's degree from an ADA approved Dietary Technician Program or completed two years in a Dietetics Program.
Pervious experience in a clinical nutrition or hospital food service is desirable. Knowledge of the nutrient value of foods, normal and therapeutic nutrition, menu writing, recipe analysis, intake analysis and the ability to use computerized nutrition systems to comply with diet parameters. Proficient computer skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize responsibilities
Registration through American Dietetics Association is preferred, if the associate is a graduate of an accredited Dietetics
Program. Possess a valid class D driver's license. Maintain a good driving record.
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Job Function: Facilities and General Services
Req Number: R-28723