Provides services to residents with the goal of fulfilling their nutritional needs. Conducts assessments, development of care plans, counseling residents regarding nutrition, and evaluation of adequacy. Develops nutrition interdisciplinary goals, annual MDS and quarterly updates. Monitors Food Service Operations. Conducts Dining Service sanitation reviews. Serves as resource for Dining Service In service and Quality Improvement Programs.
- Integrates current Medical Nutrition Therapy through participation in interdisciplinary committees.
- Completes nutrition assessment of resident inclusive of current medical Dx, medical Hx, pertinent lab data and medications and residents’ ability to consume adequate nutrition.
- Develops Nutrition Care Plan inclusive of resident’s desire to adopt interventions necessary.
- Completes MDS and identifies IDT goals for appropriate residents.
- Monitors residents’ progress towards goals and documents in the Medical Record within established time frames.
- Effectively monitors Dining Service operations and recommends changes where necessary to optimize the quality of services provided. Participates in TQM program related to nutrition, as assigned.
- Communicates pertinent information to the Dining Service Director/staff and members of the Healthcare Team through daily contacts. Makes recommendations for service improvement to RD Supervisor. Completes annual in-services as scheduled.
- Adheres to current Diet Therapy standards through maintenance of Diet Manual and analysis of resident menu.
- Maintains updated knowledge of all standards set by various regulatory agencies
Bachelor’s Degree required.
One to three years’ Clinical Nutrition and Long Term Care experience preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Registration from the Committee of Dietetic Registration (CDR) required.
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team. Experience with MDS and Dining Services oversight.
Normal office and resident unit environment with occasional exposure to extreme temperatures and commercial kitchen operation.
Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.
Sitting – Frequently
Standing/Walking – Frequently
Kneeling/Stooping – Rarely
Bending/Climbing – Rarely
Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Rarely
Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely
Typing/Filing – Frequently
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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