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Spaulding Rehabilitation Registered Dietitian (PEDs) in Lexington, Massachusetts

Registered Dietitian (PEDs) - ( 3263057 )

Description

Summary

Outpatient network wide role working with the pediatric population to ensure that quality nutritional care is provided to all patients in a timely manner according to established screening and assessment standards. Develops and implements individualized nutrition care plans based on patients’ nutrition status and patient/family education needs. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the implementation of nutrition support. Documents appropriate nutrition information in the medical record.

Key Responsibilities

  • Screen and assess new patients through patient interview, referral information, and medical records within established timeframe.

  • Develop and implement Nutrition Care Plans to progress patient toward established goals in collaboration with the healthcare team and in accordance with established standards.

  • Comply with documentation department standards.

  • Edit diet orders in accordance with the clinical privileges.

  • Counsel and educate patients and/or families about prescribed diets at their level of understanding.

  • Provide food/nutrition expertise to interdisciplinary team to ensure patient and family needs are met.

  • Assist in discharge planning including education for home/community nutritional care and communication with other healthcare providers to assure a smooth transition of care when appropriate.

  • Act as a liaison between clinical nutrition and healthcare team to ensure the service and provisions are appropriate and in compliance with diet order.

  • Participate in quality improvement opportunities to meet department goals.

  • Assist in review of Enteral formulary to ensure that essential products and availability reflect consideration of current clinical practice and cost containment.

  • Update guidelines and therapeutic references relevant to nutrition care to reflect industry best practices.

  • Complete additional work activities to meet stated expectations.

  • Uphold Organizational Values of Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence

Qualifications

Qualifications and Experience

Required

Bachelor’s Degree in nutrition-related field.

Preferred

Master’s Degree in nutrition-related field and/or advanced certification in nutrition-related field.

Experience

Preferred

One year of clinical nutrition experience in pediatrics

Licensure

Required

  • Current registration with the Commission of Dietetic Registration (RD).

  • Current Massachusetts licensure (LDN).

Skills (Specific learned activity gained through training (e.g. computer skills, keyboarding, presentation, CPR, ACLS, etc.)

Required

  • Effective verbal, electronic, and written communications skills using the English language.

  • Maintains variable work schedule to provide patient care (evenings, holidays, weekends, and travel).

  • Computer proficiency with ability to learn new software.

  • Works independently; can be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.

  • Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies to address them.

  • Demonstrates initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing situations.

  • High level of attention to detail and service delivery.

  • Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills with diverse populations.

Preferred

  • Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills with diverse populations.

  • Proficient in use of facility-specific nutrition software and use of Microsoft office applications.

  • Bilingual Preferred

EEO Statement:

SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. SRN takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with any applicable ordinance or law. If you need a reasonable accommodation in coming to or participating in the interview process, please let us know.

Primary Location : MA-Lexington-SRH Lexington OP

Work Locations :

SRH Lexington OP

One Maguire Road

Lexington 02421

Job : Dietitians

Organization : Spaulding Hospital–Boston & Cambridge(SRN,SRH,SHC)

Schedule : Full-time

Standard Hours: : 40

Shift : Day Job

Posted Shift Description: : Full Time Days

Employee Status : Regular

Recruiting Department: : SRH Outpatient Lexington

Job Posting : Jan 31, 2024

Req ID: 3263057

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