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Dietician

National HealthCare Associates | Maywood, NJ

National HealthCare Associates
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Clinical Dietician

MAJOR PURPOSE: To provide nutritional care and education to the residents and/or families, and participates as a decision making member of the Care Plan Team. Supervises the work of Clinical Dietician II.

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:


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Integrate the food and nutrition aspects of resident care through communication with the medical and nursing staff.
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Follows OBRA regulation for completing the appropriate section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS).
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Contributes pertinent information to resident care plans and records appropriate progress notes in the resident's medical record.
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Provides nutritional counseling to residents and their families.
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Supervises the writing of all regular and modified diet menus on cycle menus. Evaluates and approves all menus for use by the facility. Writes unusual modified diets.
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Helps the food service director in developing and providing in service education and training for dietary employees.
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Attends and participates in resident care plan meetings and develops appropriate integrated care plans.
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Observes and advises on food preparation.
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Provides assistance to the food service director in cost control, food preparation and service, and staffing of the department.
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Helps the food service director make routine evaluations of the dietary department to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
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Advise physician and nursing supervisor when diet changes or nutritional supplements are necessary.
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Ensures that physician diet orders are followed for each resident.
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Communicates additional diet changes to production staff that affects amounts and type of food preparation.
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Supervises the work of the Clinical Dietician II.
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Attends administrative staff/department head meetings.

EXPECTATIONS:


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Attends mandatory in service education programs.
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Understands and adheres to all safety, sanitation, fire and disaster and personnel policies and procedures.
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Discusses any problems, needs or concerns regarding the Dietary Department with the food service director.
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Assumes responsibility in supporting the food service manager in promoting and maintaining positive employee relations and effective communications among facility staff.
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Maintains a professional demure in appearance and mannerisms according to established facility standards.
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Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest, and a positive image throughout the facility.
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Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values and mission statement; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.





QUALIFICATIONS:


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Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Clinical Dietetics.
* A member of the American Dietetics Association.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:


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Must be able to move intermittently throughout the day, proper body mechanics required -- bending, stooping, turning, stretching, reaching above the shoulders and occasional lifting are involved.
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Must be able to cope with the mental, emotional and physical stress of the position.
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Must be able to observe, listen and communicate effectively.
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Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, support agencies, and outside agencies.
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Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
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Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, support agencies, and outside agencies.



Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Job Code: 5000192954506
Posted On: 03/09/17
Telecommute: No
Categories: Restaurant - Food Service, Healthcare
Job Status: Part Time
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