Registered Dietitian

at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition.

Primary Function:
ChristianaCare is looking for a full-time Registered Dietitian to maintain/improve the nutritional status of patients by assessing nutritional risk, evaluating nutritional requirements, developing care plans, providing nutrition education, and evaluating patient nutritional outcomes.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifies and prioritizes patients requiring nutrition intervention and education based upon nutrition screening protocols.
Demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to interpret clinical data obtained from medical records. Evaluates patients' nutritional status correctly and assigns appropriate risk levels. Develops nutritional goals and provides appropriate care to age specific populations and patients at nutritional risk.
If ASPEN certified, develops nutritional care plans for patients on parenteral nutrition. Otherwise, confers with a senior registered dietitian to develop appropriate nutritional assessments and recommendations for patients on parenteral nutrition.
Documents appropriately in the medical record and as identified, classifies the type of malnutrition.
Provides diet education to patients and assists in the development and evaluation of patient education materials.
As part of a team approach, confers with the physician and medical staff concerning diet prescriptions, clinical recommendations, and the implementation of care plans.
Follows "Registered Dietitian Range of Responsibilities" policy and procedures.
Participates in the formulation, implementation, and compliance with all policies, procedures, and standards related to the nutritional management of patients.
Completes productivity reports and special assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
Consults and makes recommendations to outpatient nutrition programs and agencies responsible for home or institutional care of patients following discharge.
Plans and presents nutrition in services for departmental and medical staff.
Actively represents Nutrition Services on committees as assigned.
Provides orientation, training, and ongoing supervision of nutrition and patient service staff.
Provides recognition to peers, dietetic technicians and PST staff for excellent service when observed.
Works with senior registered dietitians to supervise and support student interns.

Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in Food and Nutrition required. Master's Degree in Food and Nutrition preferred.
Experience as a clinical dietitian in an acute care facility preferred.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:
Knowledge of the principles of food and nutrition.
Knowledge of nutrition assessment standards and principles.
Knowledge of enteral and parenteral feeding practices and applications.
Knowledge of disease entities and their influence upon nutritional status of patients.

Christianacare Offers:
Collaborative and team focused environment
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
Generous paid time off

EEO Statement:
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 976653

Posted On: May 24, 2022

Updated On: Jun 14, 2022