About the Role
Dietitian plans, coordinates, and implements nutritional therapy services to assigned population.
Assesses patient's nutritional status and needs. Develops and implements patient care plans and assesses patient responses. Performs nutritional screening and assessments as determined. Communicates pertinent information to dietary department to provide optimal nutritional care and patient satisfaction.
Collaborates with physicians, nursing, pharmacy and other healthcare team members/departments to determine, coordinate, and provide medical nutrition therapy. Collaborates with nurses and physicians to discuss patient nutritional care; with pharmacists for clarifying parental nutrition orders and nutrient/drug interactions; with various therapists to discuss patient limitations, abilities, and goals which are affected by or affect nutritional status; and with patients and their families for proper nutritional care and education. Attends health care team meetings as scheduled to discuss patient care needs.
Collaborates with departmental management to provide nutritionally appropriate menus, food options, and services for patients and visitors. Coordinates diet adaptations and modified diets with house menus
Develops and provides education, training, consulting, and counseling services throughout the organization and for the community. Educates patients on short-term nutritional care according to current physician ordered therapeutic diets; on long term nutritional care through individual consultations, group classes, and community speaking engagements, as appropriate.
Acts as resource for nutrition staff, nursing and medical personnel in providing nutritional care to patients who are at nutritional risk. Provides education to clinical and nutrition staff as requested.
Utah Dietitian license
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Ashley Regional Medical Center is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.