Dietician-Per Diem (RWW)
ResCare | San Jose, CA 95117 (map it!Map it!) | 7/5/2014
JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Summary

Provides professional nutritional services in compliance with state practice act(s)/professional standards to meet the individual needs of patients.  Ensures adherence with applicable government laws/regulations, Gentiva Health Services policies/procedures and healthcare standards. Works under general supervision.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Interviews patients and assesses/evaluates their nutritional status.  Determines the patients' dietary needs and advises the patient's physician/nursing personnel.
  • Confers with the patient's physician to establish dietary treatments/requirements.  Prepares and calculates therapeutic diets to meet the specific requirements of patients. 
  • Provides guidance/assistance/explanations to patients and family members to help them understand, accept and follow dietary modifications ordered by the physician.  Instructs patients and family members on dietary restrictions and drug/nutrient interactions as appropriate.
  • Observes patients' responses to dietary treatment, notes changes in their condition and advises physicians/Nurse Supervisors and/or Clinical Coordinators.  Revises nutritional plan as appropriate based on patients' condition and physician’s orders.
  • Participates in case conferences, and acts as a resource to other health are team members as requested.
  • Maintains and submits paperwork/documentation as required by the Company and/or facility.  Ensures the confidentiality of patients' files and documentation.
  • Maintains/enhances clinical practice skills by attending, participating in/conducting staff development/ continuing education programs.
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as assigned.  Communicates information that enables data collection/root cause analysis to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Maintains the highest standards of professional conduct in relation to information that is confidential in nature.  Shares information only when recipient's right to access is clearly established and sharing of such information is in the best interest of the patient.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned in response to patient/office/facility needs.


JOB REQUIREMENTS

Attributes /Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The candidate will have the physical ability to perform job related duties which may require lifting, standing, bending, stooping, stretching, walking, pushing, and pulling with or without reasonable accommodation.  A health examination must be successfully completed prior to assignment and periodically thereafter, as required by company policy, and/or state regulations, to verify that he/she is physically capable of performing assigned duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Required Education / Experience 

  • Degree in Nutrition or the equivalent plus a minimum of six months related experience generally required.  Current Registered Dietician licensure/certification in the state(s) of practice required by individual states(s).  Successful completion of any/all Company required pre-employment competency testing and health clearance prior to assignment and periodically as required by Company policy and state regulations.  Good organization and communication skills also required.

JOB SNAPSHOT

Employment Type: Full-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
Education: Not Specified
Experience: Not Specified
Manages Others: Not Specified
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: 31946593943-23489490464
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Founded in 1974 and headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company where you can find your place helping people from every walk of life reach their highest level of independence.

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