JOB DESCRIPTION: Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients in an inpatient and outpatient hospital setting. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) includes assessment, nutrition diagnosis, and intervention to manage patient care. Consults with physicians and health care personnel to develop a nutrition plan using the Nutrition Care Process for optimum outcome. Documents care process in the medical record. Initial assessment, consult and follow up are completed per policy. Is an MNT resource professional for other personnel or community. Utilizes effective time management in organizing work load, prioritizing and accomplishing tasks. Identifies problems, collects data, and takes corrective action for new and/or assigned quality improvement and/or process improvement projects. May precept the activities of Emory Dietetic Interns under the supervision of a mentor dietitian Level II or higher.
May participate in presentations to local organizations, civic groups, corporations and the media on nutrition related topics.
Confirms diet order, assess appropriateness, implement, manage or adjust diet prescription for oral, enteral nutrition, and/or parenteral nutrition; may write diet prescription and document changes in the medical record. Develops and implements nutrition care plans, monitors progress as appropriate for patient¿s medical condition. Coordinates appropriate implementation of cultural, religious, ethnic preferences or medical requirements with FNS. Possesses and utilizes accurate knowledge of food safety and sanitation. Resource to FNS staff; may evaluate and make recommendations regarding nutritional products and supplies. Provides nutrition counseling to patients and caregivers based on identified needs. Makes appropriate use of available education materials. May serve on FNS/hospital wide committees.
Assesses, develops, implements and evaluates nutrition care plan for patients using the Nutrition Care Process. Medical Nutrition Therapy performed and documented in compliance with The Joint Commission (TJC), CMS, and hospital protocol. Provides care with minimal supervision, by a Level II, III or IV Dietitian. Assures continuity of care through effective decision making resulting in quality patient care. Participates in medical rounds, discharge planning and patient care conferences as appropriate for the clinical assignment. Provides nutrition counseling to patient and caregivers based on identified needs. Collaborates with FNS and members of the healthcare team to provide efficient, quality patient care. Utilizes patient education materials that contain up-to date information consistent with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics guidelines and evidence based practice. Utilizes computers and various software programs. May develop written education materials for patients. Regularly conducts physical assessments on patients. Able to identify and provide nutrition diagnosis and intervention for malnutrition. May precept dietetic interns under accordance of CDR and Emory standards.
Initiates development of Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) portfolio to reflect professional and career goals. Maintains licensure and registration by participating in continuing education activities. Attends nutrition seminars and teleconferences within the system and at the local level. May participate in local, state and national dietetics organizations¿ activities and events. Completes annual compliance units on time. Seeks guidance and expertise from peers and appropriate medical personnel in order to expand professional knowledge for application of Medical Nutrition Therapy. Completes an average of 15 nutrition related continuing education units annually.
Resource on nutrition to physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals. Communicates and interprets nutrition information to other staff during physician rounds or patient care conferences. May participate in nutrition-related hospital events such as National Nutrition Month. May develop written material intended for benefit of staff. May serve as food and nutrition resource/expert to the community through education.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor's degree in food and nutrition or dietetics. Completion of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved dietetic internship program and registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Licensed as a dietitian in the state of Georgia, or is licensure eligible. Entry level Registered Dietitian position. Maintains competency in adult and geriatric nutrition. Competent in basic computer skills. If employee does not currently have registration and/or licensure, must obtain registration and/or license within 2 months of hire date.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
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Division Emory Univ Hosp-Midtown
Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308
Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta
Department EHM Food & Nutrition
Job Type PRN / Registry
Job Number 22234
Job Category Food Services & Dietetics
Standard Hours 4 Hours
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled