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Job Code: 5034
Job Level: E2
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Coordinate all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of hospitalized patients and outpatients in a variety of settings. Perform duties in support of and in compliance with performance improvement plans, JCAHO, and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies.
Duties and Responsibilties of the Level
*Provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with the patient's medical goals.
* Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs of hospitalized patients and out patients using established standards of care and practice guidelines.
*Identify and provide age-specific nutrition counseling to meet the cultural needs of the patients and their families.
*Develop, review, update and implement educational materials to meet the needs of patients and professionals.
*Write order for diet, supplement, enteral/parenteral nutrition and laboratory data per hospital policy.
*Function as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team.
*Maintain registered dietitian (RD) status including continuing professional education per the Professional Development Portfolio.
*Precept dietetic interns and provide on the job training for newly hired clinical staff.
*Supervise daily work of dietetic technicians, registered; provide input into evaluation but doesn't directly evaluate their performance.
*Comply with Nutrition Services meeting and attendance standards.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, or comparable major.
Successful completion of coordinated program or dietetic internship of not less than 900 hours under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian.
One year in an acute care environment preferred; experience may be waived for specific positions.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Registered dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration; candidates eligible for registration may be hired with the understanding that registration will be achieved within 90 days of hire.
Licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition; proviso for license-eligible dietitians as above
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