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Clinical Dietitian- Dialysis Department- Full Time (40 hrs.)- Rapid City
Regional Health
Regional Health

Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Job Type: Full time
Hours: Scheduled Weekly Hours40
Department: RCH Hemodialysis
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Day (United States of America)

Job Summary:

Responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality, safe nutrition care to patients in the hospital, clinics and related entities. Areas of responsibility include patient/resident medical nutrition therapy, education, consulting and community service. Specifically: Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to hospital/assisted living residents encompassing screening for nutrition risk and all steps of the nutrition care process as appropriate; Assesses nutrition needs/patient problems and implements interventions according to age and disease specific needs of patient/resident; Mentors and teaches nutrition and diet therapy principles to dietetic interns, medical students and Healthcare providers; Interprets and applies nutrition research to clinical practice. Supports community service through nutrition and health education programs; Provides these services as a self-directed team member in accordance with hospital and department standards and policies, contract agreements, The Joint Commission, and regulatory agencies.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
  • Adjusts diet according to patients needs taking into consideration allergies, intolerances, lifestyle, psychosocial, and educational factors.
  • Assesses and systematically implements individualized appropriate nutrition education for patients/families. Conducts comprehensive patient/family teaching. Provides educational resources for patient and family. Updates and develops new teaching materials as needed.
  • Evaluates clinical data as to normal vs. abnormal parameters.
  • Completes documentation of Medical Nutrition Therapy.
  • Completes nutrition counseling and education with both inpatients and outpatients. Meets with patient/family on admit and discharge from Phase 2 to perform individualized nutrition counseling/education. Monitors patient/family response and progress. Meets with Phase 3 patient/family to perform nutrition counseling/education as needed and monitors response and progress. Evaluates if expected outcomes have been achieved; communicates patient progress to the patient, family, physician, and cardiac rehab staff.
  • Conducts group nutrition classes. Instructs at a level the participants and family can understand. Updates classes, arranges for samples, and provides recipes.
  • Documents medical nutrition therapy and nutritional care for clients to ensure their records are complete and information about the client is available.
  • Assists patient in establishing and monitoring goals. Works collaboratively and communicates with staff to improve patient outcomes.
  • Maintains adequate level of office and medical supplies in Cardiac Services to accomplish daily work.
  • Monitors and modifies client care plan to ensure appropriate client services are delivered.
  • All other duties as assigned.

    Additional Requirements:

    Education - Bachelors degree in Dietetics
    Certification - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) - Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

    Experience - 1+ years of Healthcare Experience
    Education - Masters degree in Dietetics
    Certification - Membership - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)Physical Requirements:
    Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

    Employee Benefits:
    Regional Health offers a highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package that looks out for you and your family. We recognize there are many types of families, with many different needs. That's why our plans are flexible, allowing you to select the individual benefits which fit your personal needs.

    Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health is comprised of five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.

    How to Apply:

    Regional Health

    Come join us in our pursuit to become the best healthcare system in America!
    Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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