Fairview Health Services Registered Dietitian (Part-time) in Maplewood, Minnesota

Overview

Provides quality nutrition care to patients and communities served by the HealthEast facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Orders appropriate tube feeding formula, parenteral nutrition macronutrients, rate of delivery and schedule of delivery when directed to initiate tube feeding or parenteral nutrition

  • Orders equivalent formulary products when necessary

  • Orders adjustments in tube feeding schedules to accommodate medication holds

  • Orders feeding tube flushes and adjusts as needed

  • Orders between meal or HS nourishments, vitamin/mineral supplements, probiotic supplements, nutritional supplements, and modular nutraceuticals

  • Initiates or discontinues calorie counts

  • Orders height and weight measurements

  • Orders strict input and output (I & O) studies

  • Orders metabolic cart study using decision tree

  • Orders patient diets, including therapeutic diets, within professional, state, and institutional scope of practice, makes corrections to diet orders, and changes a diet based on a speech pathologist’s recommendation

  • Orders lab tests necessary for thorough patient nutrition assessment

  • Monitors fingerstick blood glucose schedule

  • Orders discharge diets, including tube feeding discharge orders

  • Calculates parental and enteral needs of patients requiring nutrition support according to current practice guidelines

  • Assesses patient's nutritional needs according to current standards of practice; including therapeutic diets, nutrition support, education needs, medication and supplement recommendations

  • Applies the Nutrition Care Process and adheres to the Standards of Practice outlined by the American Dietetic Association. Monitors and evaluates outcomes directly related to the nutrition diagnosis and goals established in the intervention plan

  • Monitors patients progress until discharged

  • Assists in meeting department goals for quality improvement, including monitoring outcomes, diagnosing malnutrition, system audits, and education

  • Provides outpatient education and nutrition care according to standards of practice for cardiac rehab, oncology, outpatient nutrition therapy

  • Bills for services according to Medical Nutrition Therapy guidelines

  • Fosters a culture of improvement, efficiency and innovative thinking

  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards

  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Dietetics or related field required

  • Registered Dietitian (RD) from Commission of Dietetic Registration required

  • Licensed Dietician (LD) from MN Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice required

  • Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) from National Board of Nutrition Support Certification preferred

  • Less than 1 year experience required for entry level positions

  • More experience may be required for different positions and locations depending on site requirements

  • Clinical experience preferred

  • Knowledge of nutrition and disease in nutritional care of hospitalized patients

  • Ability to calculate parenteral and enteral formulas and patient needs

  • Ability to calculate special diets, i.e. renal, diabetic, etc

  • Assessment, Planning, Evaluation: Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings

  • Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change

  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)

  • Counseling: Ability to provide counseling on an individual and group basis to achieve individual service plan goals

  • Ability to resolve issues. Ability to use interpersonal skills and methods toreduce or eliminate conflict

  • Patient Care Delivery: Observes and collects pertinent data and/or clinical findings to enhance patient outcomes

  • Patient Education: Provides patient educational information appropriate to the developmental level, learning needs, readiness, cultural values, and beliefs of patients and families

  • Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional

  • Treatment Planning: Identifies expected outcomes and develops individualized treatment plan of care

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.

We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

Job ID 2018-10694

Category Nutrition/Food Service

Contract Status ND

FTE 0.40

Shift Days

HealthEast is an Equal Opportunity Employer. HealthEast will not discriminate in public accommodation, or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or genetic information.