Dietician

Per Diem 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

Evaluates nutrition needs of the patients/residents and plans appropriate intervention based on current medical and nutrition status. Provides nutrition education to patients and residents as health care personnel as conforms with and is accepted by the AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) standards with constraints of Joint Commission, CMA, and NJ state health regulations.

[ Responsibilities ]
  • Evaluates patient nutrition status for impact on disease process, using current Medical Nutrition therapy.
  • Develops appropriate care plan to correct nutrition deficits and achieve optimal nutrition state.
  • Educates patient/significant others for nutrition/dietetic strategy post discharge.
  • Participates as an; integral health team member through discharge rounds and daily contacts with physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers.
  • Displays commitment to excellence through patient satisfaction and enhancement of clinical skills.
  • Successfully completes life-span education as appropriate.
[ Qualifications ]

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Bachelor’s degree qualifying for AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) membership and registration. Completion of an approved internship/CUP program including therapeutic and administrative curriculum.

 

Work Experience:

  • At least one year hospital clinical experience.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

  • AND (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

[ Physical Demands ]

 

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal hospital environment in kitchen and on patient floors.

 

Exposure:

Potential for exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting – Occasionally

Standing/Walking – Occasionally

Kneeling/Stooping – Never

Bending/Climbing – Rarely

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Never

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds –

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds –

Typing/Filing – Occasionally

 

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.