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Lead Registered Dietitian, Full-time at Partners Healthcare System

Lead Registered Dietitian, Full-time

Partners Healthcare System Boston, MA (Onsite) Full-Time

Ensure that quality nutritional care is provided to all patients in a timely manner according to established screening and assessment standards. Develop and implement individualized nutrition care plans based on patients' nutrition status, and patient/family education needed. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the implementation of nutrition support. Document appropriate nutrition information in the medical record.

Key Responsibilities

* New patients are screened and assessed through patient interview, referral information and medical records and within established timeframe.
* Nutrition care plan is developed and implemented in collaboration with the healthcare team and in accordance with established standards.
* Documentation is up to date and complies with department standards.
* Diet orders are edited in accordance with the clinical privileges granted by the credentialing committee.
* Nutrition support plan is developed and implemented to progress patient toward established goals.
* Follow up care is provided per established standards of care.
* Patient and family counsel and education is provided to meet their level of understanding and prescribed diet regimen.
* Food/nutrition expertise is provided to interdisciplinary team to ensure patient and family needs are met.
* Discharge planning assistance is provided including referrals for post discharge nutritional care, communication with outpatient dietician and/or home healthcare companies to ensure a smooth transition of care.
* Nutrition consultation for patients is completed within established timeframes.
* Patient's compliance with diet plan is monitored.
* Liaison services are provided between food service and nutrition to ensure the meal service is efficient and in compliance with diet order.
* Clinical preceptor duties are carried out per established guidelines.
* Quality improvement efforts are participated in to meet department goals.
* Enteral formulary review assistance is provided to ensure that essential products and availability reflect consideration of current clinical practice and cost containment.
* Guidelines and therapeutic references relevant to nutrition care are updated to reflect industry best practices.
* Additional work activities are carried out to meet stated expectations.
* PCC Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence are upheld.

Qualifications and Experience



* Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition or Food Services Management required.



* Minimum 1 year clinical nutrition experience.



* Current registration or registration-eligible member of the American Dietetic Association.
* Current Massachusetts licensure.

Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)


* Effective verbal, electronic and written communications skills using the English language
* Maintain variable work schedule to provide patient care as needed. (evenings, holidays, weekends and travel).
* Computer proficiency required. Microsoft office applications preferred with ability to learn new software.


* Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population.
* Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.
* Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them.
* High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.
* Attention to detail.

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