CLINICAL DIETITIAN - INPATIENT


  • Location: Bozeman, MT
  • Posted: Jun 14, 2019

Job Description


Provides inpatient clinical nutrition services to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital patients. Completes nutrition assessments and other services per policy. Conducts individual and group teaching (patient & employee) as required. Attends meetings and care conferences, and provides input regarding all aspects of clinical nutrition care.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION

Required:

B.A. or B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics

Preferred:

LICENSURE and CERTIFICATION

Required:

Registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration

License by the Montana State Board of Medical Examiners (new graduates who have passed CDR exam will have 30-days to present license and must present license prior to beginning direct patient care).

Preferred:

CDE preferred or previous experience with Diabetes Self-Management Education

EXPERIENCE

Required:

Successful completion of ADA/CDR approved internship - Registration Eligible

Inpatient assigned RD only: Achieved Level 2 competencies as defined by AADE (exam required).

Inpatient assigned RD only: Level 3 competencies required within 6 months of employment.

Preferred:

2 years clinical dietetics experience

KNOWLEDGE OF, SKILLS IN, ABILITY TO, COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULY:

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Application of Medical Nutrition Therapy

Enteral and parenteral nutrition

Diabetes Self Management Education including medication therapy

Dialysis nutrition preferred

SKILLS IN:

Teaching various nutrition therapy/concepts including Diabetes Self Management Education

Personal Computers, hardware and basic software programs including e-mail, word processing, and spreadsheets.

Age appropriate Nutrition counseling and assessments

Advanced oral and written communication skills

Group teaching and presentations

ABILITY TO:

Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines.

Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital

Maintain flexibility to adapt to a variety of workload assignments.

Attend staff meetings and in-services

Follow established Policies and Procedures

COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY:

Work independently with minimal supervision.

Mentally and physically perform duties of the position.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy and delivers nutrition and diabetes education. 50% of time spent as listed % below:
45% Time Spent - Conducts and documents nutrition screens, assessments and consults incluidng nutrition support and critical care MNT for inpatients of BDHS

10% Time Spent - Provides nutrition education to patients and families
25% Time Spent - Acts as the inpatient Diabetes Educator for all patients newly diagnosed with diabetes and as the primary resource for diabetes care to nursing and providers including insulin protocol monitoring and dosing adjustments.
5% Time Spent - Participates as liaison between other patient service departments and food services
5% Time Spent - Communicates patient nutrition needs to other clinical departments and providers
10% Time Spent - ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Participates in multi-disciplinary care conferences and hospital committees as assigned

Bills for professional services.

Works with department manager on establishing standards of care, policy and procedures

Coordinates patient care with outside agencies, clinics and other health care professionals

Completes monthly QI monitors and implements actions for improvement

Provides in-service training for nursing and other departments as requested

Mentors Students and organizing work experiences

Participates in community education activities

Monitors performance and in-services of Menu Representative as requested

Participate and assists with coordination of on-call responsiblities

If working as a leased employee for Fresenius Medical Clinic as a renal dietitian 50% of time spent (currently approved for 14 hours/week with FMC)

See Fresenius contract/job description for expectations of employee while working in their clinic.

Employment Type


  • Casual Call (Per Diem/As Needed)

Bozeman Health

915 Highland Blvd
Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone: (406) 414-5421

Web: http://www.bozemanhealth.org

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