• Location: Hattiesburg, MS
  • Posted: Jul 30, 2019

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Food and Nutrition Services, serves as a member of the healthcare team who plans, directs, and implements nutrition intervention to patients based on specified assessment criteria. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient, with awareness of the principles of growth and development and assessment of data reflective of the patients status to determine specific requirements and needs and responses. Collaborates with other healthcare team members to coordinate hospital therapy and plan post discharge care. Provides nutrition therapy and education to promote healthier life style. Maintains professionalism by providing all services in accordance with clinical standards. Serve as preceptor for dietetic interns as needed.

Performance Expectations: Demonstrate the ability to adhere to all FGH policies and procedures.
Maintain absolute confidentiality of all information pertaining to patients.
Display a positive and professional image and attitude with patients, families and coworkers.
Demonstrate ongoing responsibility for self education.
Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills and judgment capabilities.
Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan, direct, and implement appropriate nutrition intervention.
Demonstrate the ability to counsel patients on nutrition issues.
Visit patients as directed by F&N management, or when needed by diet office, as a means to improve patient satisfaction scores.
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of nutrition care provided and make changes when needed.
Demonstrate effective writing and speaking skills.
Demonstrate active listening skills.
Demonstrate the ability to complete consults / assignments by the deadline.
Demonstrate willingness to assist in other areas as needed.
Successfully pass monthly chart audits.
Display a positive attitude regarding constructive criticism.

Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in nutrition, dietetics, or food service management to meet educational requirements of The Academy of Nutrition and to successfully complete the Dietitian/National Registration Examination required. Master degree preferred.

Work Experience:
Work experience preferred in a healthcare facility. Experience may be deferred for those meeting the educational qualifications and eligible for the National Dietetic Registration.

Mississippi State Board of Health License required. Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration required.

Mental Demands:
Demonstrate expertise in clinical dietetic practice and the role of nutrition in health Maintenance. Knowledge and application of medical terminology, pharmacology and health systems. Observes standards of practice with awareness of professional liability. Communicate effectively with physicians, administration, other healthcare personnel, patients, and other clients while maintaining required confidentiality. Responsive and takes initiative with problem resolution. Ability to operate a computer, calculator, and a copy machine. Ability to calculate Therapeutic diets. Competency in coordinating nutritional care activities to assigned patient care areas.

Employment Type

  • Full Time

Forrest Health

6051 Hwy 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Opened: 1952

Phone: (601) 288-7000

Fax: (601) 288-7000