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Registered Dietitian (RD)

Company: University Hospitals Avon Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Avon
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

University Hospital Avon Rehabilitation Hospital Opened in January 2016, UH Avon Rehabilitation Hospital is focused on improving the functional status of our patients after an injury or illness with the goal of returning our patients home safely.Our Mission:To improve the health, function and quality of life of the people in the communities we serveOur Vision:To be the rehabilitation provider of choice, by providing high-quality care resulting in excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.JOB SUMMARY:Responsible for the planning and implementation of the nutrition care of the patients in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local standards and regulations, clinical guidelines, and policies and procedures. - Collaborates with Nutritional Services manager to ensure accurate food service is provided to patients.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Leadership

Completes annual competency testing and maintains professional growth and development portfolio to maintain registration and licensure/certification Participates in planning and creating the hospital's strategic plan to achieve the mission and vision of the hospital Participates in implementing policies and procedures related to nutrition care of the patient Participates in quality assurance activities that ensure oral nutrition therapy is safe and accurate from the culinary department Direct Patient Care
Conducts initial assessments and reassessments on all patients admitted to the hospital. Ensure proper completion of documentation (assessments, care plans, education, discharge planning) Prescribes nutrition therapy to meet estimated needs and monitors tolerance Provides ongoing reassessment to ensure optimal nutrition therapy is provided Participates with interdisciplinary team meetings to develop, implement, and monitor the nutrition care plan Interviews patients, family members, legal representatives, and/or significant others to obtain diet history, food preferences, and other pertinent information needed to develop and/or update plan of care Advocates for patient to protect and promote patients' rights, and accommodate individual needs and cultural/religious preferences. Involves the patient/family in planning objectives and goals for the patient. Conducts nutrition education individually and in classes to patients, families, staff, and community as appropriate. Conducts meal rounds to ensure patients are receiving therapy that meets patient's needs Coordinates with culinary department to resolve patients' concerns or dissatisfactions with diet or meal service. Menu Management (if Nutritonal Services manager is not a Registered Dietitian, then RD provides the following oversight)
Provides oversight of the menu management process Reviews and approves all patient menus in the facility; must approve any substitutions provided to patients Provides oversight for the transcription of diet orders in the department to ensure accuracy.Provides oversight to patient snack process to ensure compliance with the diet order and distributed to patients timely. Provides training to manager and staff as needed on therapeutic diets and menus, food allergens, or other related topics.Is proficient in the menu management software system operations.Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or higher in dietetics or nutrition related field.Registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.State licensure/certification, if required by state.Previous experience in acute care setting, preferred.Registered dietitians awaiting approval of state licensure/certification may practice under a provisional license if the state licensing board allows. - Provisional dietitians must have all documentation in the medical record co-signed by a state licensed dietitian.

Keywords: University Hospitals Avon Rehabilitation Hospital, Cleveland , Registered Dietitian (RD), Healthcare , Avon, Ohio

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