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Registered Dietitian, St. Luke's Miner's Campus, FT

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Coaldale
Posted on: June 28, 2024

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.
Responsible for providing comprehensive, high quality nutritional care to patients in the hospital, clinics, and related entities. This includes, but is not limited to: assessments, care planning, monitoring, and diet counseling/ instructions for patients/families. RD will make appropriate recommendations to physicians. Assessments will be documented in the electronic medical record or on the network paper nutrition assessment form. Other duties may include outpatient counseling, research, teaching, or community service. Implements/conducts professional and business practices in order to uphold St. Luke's University Health Network mission and values. The intent of this job description is to provide a summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this position and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Refer to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists to evaluate individual skills and competencies for providing care to individuals. - Demonstrates competence in the assessment, range of treatment, appropriate to the population served.
Acquires additional on-the-job skills and engages in tailored continuing education to further enhance knowledge and skills obtained with formal education. Obtains technical training and professional interaction for advancement and expanding breadth of competence.
Independently works to prioritize and provide routine medical nutrition therapy according to theoretical concepts and established evidence-based standards of care.
Through the nutrition screening process, proceed with the appropriate nutrition diagnosis and intervention to provide optimal patient outcomes. -
Coordinates all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of hospitalized patients in a variety of settings.
Performs duties in support of and in compliance with customer satisfaction initiatives, performance improvement plans, The Joint Commission, and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies.
Provides care to patients implementing medical nutrition therapy for basic and complex patients in assigned areas. -
Precepts dietetic interns and actively participates in department area projects. May suggest projects and outcome studies and participate in the data collection. -
Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team such as in rounds, individual consultation and formal/informal teaching. -
Participates in community activities. -
Actively seeks solutions to problems/systems/issues. -
Completes assigned Performance Improvement Activities
Maintains confidentiality of all information/materials handles within the network/ entity as well as proper release of information.
Complies with network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient, and environmental safety, and follows appropriate reporting requirements.
Provides patients, visitors, and co-workers with outstanding customer service. - Demonstrates/models the network's service excellence standards of performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external)
Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes, and practices.
Maintains/exceeds required productivity target.
Is able/willing to cover at other campuses as needed.

Core Competencies:

  • Technical skills
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Analytical thinking
  • Diversity awareness
  • Drive and dependability
  • Stress tolerance/flexibility
  • Integrity

    OTHER FUNCTIONS:1. - - - - - - Other related duties as assigned.
    PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: - Sitting for up to five (5) hours per day, one (1) hour at a time. - Standing for up to two (2) hours per day, at one (1) hour at a time. - Walking for one (1) hour per day,ten (10) minutes at a time. - Frequent use of fingers in operation of computer. - Frequent writing, twisting and turning with whole hands. - Rare lifting of objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds. - Rarely stooping, bending or reaching above shoulder level. - Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. - Seeing as it relates to normal vision and frequent use of color computer monitor. -
    POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: - * Identified Risks, None Identified and/or Fit Tested Statement Which States That: - Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator if they needed to enter a patients room identified to be a TB risk.
    AGE OF PATIENT SERVED: Continuing education in any assigned specialty should contain at least one continuing education module per year in the age or specialty. - The Adult and Pediatric Care manuals are available for use as a reference as well and the ASPEN Core curriculum. - Additionally each clinician has membership to AND as a resource and CEU opportunities. -
    MOST COMPLEX DUTY: - Actively contributes in an interdisciplinary fashion to recognized and develop a specialized nutrition care plan for patients with severe nutritional risk/malnutrition - using: -using EMR review, medical history, lab data, drug profile, anthropometrics, and diet history.
    SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): - Directly responsible to Clinical Nutrition Manager. -
    COMMUNICATIONS: - With Clinical Nutrition team, other Nutrition Service employees, - Nursing, Physicians, Care Managers, Speech Therapy, Nurse Practitioners, PAs, medical students and interns, and other departments as needed. Teaching of patients and patients families. - Presentations: professional and community.
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: - Must relate well to all persons. - Able to present clear verbal and written communications. - - - Computer literate, knowledge of Microsoft applications and the electronic medical record desired. - -

    • EDUCATION: -Active dietetic registration through Successful completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) plus Dietetic Internship (DI) - accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - - and Licensed as appropriate per state requirements. - -
      Active dietetic registration, and for Pennsylvania: -PA state license maintained through PA state nursing board. - -
      WORK SCHEDULE: - Hours as scheduled if full time or part time. - Includes weekend and holiday coverage.
      Please complete your application using your full legal name and -current home address. -Be sure to -include -employment history for -the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. - Additionally, you are -encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and -licenses, if applicable. -It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. -Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Registered Dietitian, St. Luke's Miner's Campus, FT, Healthcare , Coaldale, Pennsylvania

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