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Brockton Hospital Registered Dietitian in Brockton, Massachusetts

Signature Healthcare is Southeastern Massachusetts’ premier local provider of quality, personalized medical services. We are comprised of the award-winning not-for-profit Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital; Signature Medical Group (SMG), a multi-specialty physician group of more than 150 physicians practicing in 18 ambulatory locations. We believe our distinctive Signature Healthcare team approach is the way healthcare should be: medical professionals across many locations communicating and collaborating, taking advantage of technologies and resources to make a difference in the lives and health of our patients.

Position Summary:

The Registered Dietitian (R.D.) will work in coordination with the CDE/Diabetes Service to provide diabetes education for patients with newly diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus, Pre-Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes or uncontrolled diabetes. The R.D. will advise and counsel patients on food and nutrition. They will explain nutritional issues, assess the dietary and health needs of our patients, develop meal plans and gauge the effects of those individual meal plans.

Location: 110 Liberty St, Brockton

Department: Bariatrics

This is a per diem position

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates competency in performing job responsibilities for patients of all age groups.

  • Perform nutrition assessments, develops nutrition care plans, and participates in Patient Rounds.

  • Assesses, follows, and develops nutrition care plans for nutrition support patients appropriately.

  • Screens all general adult patients for initial level of nutrition care and continuously monitors for potential changes in nutrition level of care Performs nutrition assessment of patients, develop nutrition care plans; monitors progress and adjusts care plans as required and documents in the medical record. Calculates and records any calorie counts on specific patients.

  • Participates in department activities such as: in-services, patient rounds and teaching classes.

  • Consults with and advises physicians on any recommended changes or possible problems related to diet orders; especially nutrition support recommendations.

  • Instructs patients or significant others prior to discharge regarding special therapeutic diets. Completes nursing home referral forms to furnish patient nutrition information to visiting nurses or consulting dietitians.

  • Maintains current knowledge of developments in clinical nutrition and accepts responsibility for self-development through continuing education program. Interprets, evaluates and utilizes current research and reference pertinent to nutritional care.

  • Assist in the development of short and long range goals and objectives for assigned area that are consistent with departmental and organizational goals and objectives. Participates in quality improvement projects.

  • Available for support and guidance of nutrition representatives regarding menu correction and patient meals.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

    BASIC KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/APTITUDE/EXPERIENCE:

    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be proficient in the following core competencies:

    · Analytical Thinking

    · Diversity Awareness

    · Customer Focus

    · Drive and Dependability

    · Stress Tolerance/Flexibility

    · Interpersonal Relations

    · Integrity

    · Communication

    · Technical Skills

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must be able to reasonably make appropriate judgment in communications and actions with patient, physicians, other associates, outside agencies, and vendors.

  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, education, experience, and/or ability to perform this position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.

    Education/Experience/Licenses/Technical/Other:

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors of Science Degree in Nutrition, or comparable area required. Commission on Dietetic Registration and Massachusetts state licensure required.

  • Experience: Six months to three years of clinical experience. Familiarity with Nutrition Care Process. Ability to write PES statements. Can accurately formulate enteral and parenteral nutrition recommendations.

  • Certification/Licensure:

  • Software/Hardware: Basic computer skills required.

  • Other: Excellent oral and written communications skills required.

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