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Clinical Dietitian

Company: SALMON Health and Retirement
Location: Worcester
Posted on: November 10, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at Worcester, a 164-bed location, takes an interdisciplinary approach to comprehensive restorative and medical care. Rehabilitation, post-surgical, short and long-term care, skilled nursing and complex medical management are all provided in our warm, patient-centered environment. Beaumont at Worcester features state-of-the-art rehabilitation services through a combination of innovative equipment, extensive facilities and highly experienced staff. SALMON Health and Retirement, a dynamic, family owned and operated organization established in 1952, specializes in providing the full continuum of care for older adults, and is the only area organization offering this convenience. From independent living to assisted living, memory care, adult day health, rehabilitation and skilled nursing, home and hospice care and private care options, as well as child care, SALMON has set a high standard, earning the trust and confidence of families across New England. SALMON operates in seven locations throughout Central Massachusetts, and holds a strong position in today s post-acute healthcare market. Dedicated team members and management combine to create a workplace with impressive opportunities for professional growth and fulfillment. Description: The Clinical Dietitian Coordinate all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of residents. Perform duties in support of and in compliance with performance improvement plans, JCAHO, and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies. Duties & Responsibilities: * Provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with resident s medical goals for all new residents and as needed. Assess nutrition needs of all new residents, residents up for annual review or residents who present with a change in status based upon age specific needs. Make nutrition recommendations by analyzing diet history, evaluating for overt signs of malnutrition, evaluating and interpreting lab values and medications, calculating nutrient requirements based on disease state and individual needs. Results are measured by relief of symptoms, changes in lab values and changes in physical condition. * Develop nutrition care plans and establish treatment goals based upon age specific needs of the patients. Implement dietary modifications and provide follow up to monitor adequacy, effectiveness and tolerance to all forms of nutrition including food, tube feedings, and intravenous nutrition. Results are measured by meeting treatment goals. * Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs of residents using established standards of care and practice guidelines. * Communicate nutritional care data and recommendations for modifications based upon age specific needs of the patient in nutritional management of the patient through nutrition recommendation form, written records, collaboration with physicians, allied health providers, peers and risk team members. Write recommendations for diet, supplement, enteral/parenteral nutrition and laboratory data per facility policy. * Completes clinical duties and documentation accurately and timely (i.e., nutritional assessments, quarterly progress notes, progress notes on nutritional risk residents, MDSs, RAPs, care plans, discharge plans; conducts resident interviews; processes diet orders). * Maintain quality of care by participating in the quality improvement activities and programs, responding to patient concerns regarding food and diet restrictions and reviewing menus for conformance to dietary prescriptions. Participate in peer review and quality studies to ensure alignment with standards of practice, scope of practice and evidence based medical nutrition therapy. * Identify and provide age-specific nutrition counseling to meet the cultural needs of the patients and their families. * Function as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team. * Maintain registered dietitian (RD) status including continuing professional education per the Professional Development Portfolio. * Comply with Risk Team meeting and attendance standards. * Provide consultation to the Director of Food and Nutrition Services/Dining Services ( Director ) in all areas of dietary concern to assure compliance with all governing laws, rules * and regulations, including those related to special diets and sanitation. Qualifications: * Active current Registered Dietitian or RD eligible pending successful completion of the registration examination. Licensed Dietitian in Massachusetts. * Maintain Registered Dietitian (RD) certification through continuing education requirements of the CDR. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to **********************. Apply We want to get to know you! Please complete our online application and submit your resume for immediate consideration. Apply Now! Internal Applicants Click Here

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