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Clinical Dietitian Specialist

Company: Beaumont Hospitals
Location: Royal Oak
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary Patient Care Team to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy and education to meet the needs of identified patient population. Participates in the identification of patients at nutrition risk; assesses nutritional status/needs; develops, adapts, and coordinates the nutrition care plan for optimal nutrition management. Educates inpatients and outpatients. Participates in hospital and community education programs. Serves as a resource to staff and other health care providers. Performs research. Provides excellent patient and family centered care and service as it relates to Beaumont standards. # ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Performs nutritional assessment using age appropriate standards, utilizing validated assessment tools and nutrition focused physical assessments. Includes documentation of nutrition related diagnosis when indicated. 2. Coordinates nutrition therapy with physicians and other health care professionals. Participates in multidisciplinary rounds and care planning sessions. 3. Plans, implements, and adapts nutritional care plan to meet physician orders, age and disease specific physiologic needs. Intervention plan includes appropriate feeding route, mode, and nutrition prescription. 4. Performs tasks required by feeding tube consults including placing, declogging, repositioning, and replacing tubes, inserting and repairing bridles, and other duties related to tube insertion and maintenance. 5. Monitors and evaluates patient response to medical nutrition therapy using specific goals and determines change if indicated. 6. Performs patient, family, and care giver education related to nutritional therapy and incorporates best method of learning style and communication into sessions. 7. Educates and trains hospital staff, students, and interns. 8. Performs quality improvement, research, and outcome studies. Identifies and communicates opportunities for waste reduction and service improvements. 9. Documents accurately, completely, and appropriately in electronic medical record. 10. Assists in the development and revision of nutrition related department tools, training materials, policies and procedures. 11. Participates in the evaluation of clinical nutrition products and equipment. 12. Assumes lead responsibility in the absence of the Clinical Nutrition Manager related to scheduling, daily workload assignments, complaint resolution, and other administrative duties as assigned. This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described. # STANDARD QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. # A. Education / Training: # Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition, medical dietetics, or similar program is required. A dietetic internship in an acute care setting, coordinated undergraduate or similar Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved program is required. Master#s degree in Nutrition or related field, preferred. B. Work Experience: # Minimum five years# experience in acute care and ambulatory settings with nutrition support experience required. Minimum one-year experience in Critical Care, required. C. Certification, Licensure, Registration: # Registration with the Commission of Dietetic Registration, required # Specialty Certification as it relates to nutrition therapy for assigned patient population in acute care, required. D. Other Qualifications: # Must be trained and competent in nutrition focused physical assessment skills # Must possess excellent communication, organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. # Must be able to read, write, speak, and communicate effectively in English.

Keywords: Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak , Clinical Dietitian Specialist, Healthcare , Royal Oak, Michigan

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