Plans and delivers nutritional care to patients according to the physicians' diagnoses. Performs as a member of the multidisciplinary care team. Screens newly admitted patients to identify those at nutritional risk. Prescribes therapeutic diet orders as allowed by medical staff bylaws and State Law. Supervises Nutritional Services Technicians and other support staff. Exercises independent judgment under the general supervision of the Nutritional Services Director. This position will primarily work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, however shifts may vary based on workload.
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
Approves menus and nutritional supplements provided to patients.
Assesses patients' nutritional status according to established standards.
Obtains necessary information from the medical record to determine patient's nutritional status.
Develops nutritional care plans for patients of any age including neonate, child, adolescent, geriatric and terminally ill patients.
Prescribes therapeutic diet orders as allowed by medical staff bylaws and State law.
Develops nutritional care plans based on the cultural orientation of the patient.
Evaluates the results of nutritional intervention on the patient's nutritional status to determine the need to revise the nutritional care plan.
Improves patient's nutritional status by consulting with physician on appropriate nutritional interventions.
Assists in developing and implementing patient nutrition care programs and ensures consistency of programs.
Interacts professionally with patient/family. Provides nutritional teaching and counseling to patient/family in making desired changes in eating habits.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Provides food-drug interrelationship information to physician.
Supervises Nutritional Services Technician in conducting nutritional screening and providing nutritional care to patients who are at low or moderate nutritional risk.
Assists in orienting and inservicing new employees to department.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Documentation meets current standards and policies.
Conducts inservice as requested to hospital staff and the community.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
Completes annual education requirements.
Maintains regulatory requirements, including all federal, state, local regulations and accrediting organization standards.
Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
Wears identification while on duty; uses computerized punch time system correctly.
Completes inservices and returns in a timely fashion.
Attends annual review and performs departmental inservices.
Actively participates in the department's continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Bachelors degree in course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
Proof of passing the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or the National Board Examination for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN).
Participates in continuing educational requirements to maintain registration.
Licensed dietitian status, if residing in a state with licensure requirements.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Additional languages preferred.
Basic computer knowledge.
Curry Health Network (a dba of Curry Health District) is comprised of a hospital and several medical clinics located on the southern Oregon coast. Curry Health Network is an Oregon special health district, a form of local government and municipal corporation that has been granted 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service, and as such, has the exemptions and rights that such status affords. Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, a critical access hospital and the sole hospital in Curry County, is your community hospital; Curry Medical Practice is located in the hospital and Curry Medical West is off-campus. Curry Medical Center with primary, specialty and same day/urgent care services is located in Brookings, and Curry Family Medical serves Port Orford. Curry Health Network is committed to providing high quality, great service, close to home.
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day
Ref Code: 2018-130