Senior Clinical Dietitian- Turning Point Cardiac Rehab

  • MaineHealth
  • Scarborough, ME, USA
  • Jan 06, 2021

Job Description

Summary

Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence. Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
  • Position Summary
    • Under broad supervision, works as a team member directing the medical nutrition therapy for all the patients/clients. Using advanced clinical knowledge, develops and implements the nutrition program.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: N/A
    • License/Certifications: Must be a registered, licensed dietitian with expertise in the specialty area obtained through education and specialized training and at least two years experience in the specialty area and hold a Maine State Dietitian License.
    • Experience: See "License/Certifications"
    • Work requires three to six months of orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with department policies and procedures.  Orientation also includes training for age-specific populations.
    • Must possess relatively high level of analytical abilities in order to assess patients' medical and nutritional status, formulate care plans and evaluate patients' responses and progress.
    • Must possess high level of interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with patients, families, medical staff and employees in explaining and providing nutrition educational information.
    • Work requires ability to concentrate and be attentive to detail when assessing and calculating patients' nutritional needs, developing care plans and providing ongoing evaluation of nutrition.
    • Knowledge of Quality Improvement Principles.