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Clinical Dietitian

Company: Tufts Medicine
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

The Clinical Dietitian performs/supervises services in a designated area according to the policies, procedures, philosophy, and objectives of the department and hospital. Works cooperatively within department and other services to create a system of quality health care.Consistently meets the standards of the Nutrition Care Plan Guidelines for screening patients' charts and leveling care plan.Demonstrates the ability to accurately assess patient's needs using organizational standards of care/practice guidelines.Consistently check diet orders received to those in the medical record and notifies nursing promptly when discrepancies exist.Develops interventions to maintain or improve nutritional status.Accurately determines macronutrient and fluid needs for nutrition support (parenteral and enteral) and assesses and reassesses the adequacy and tolerance of the formulaIdentifies and educates on food-drug interactions, and makes necessary therapeutic changes to prevent interactions.Accurately calculates therapeutic diets with consideration to patient's religious, cultural, social and economic circumstances and preferences.Documents in the medical record using Nutrition Assessment forms and DARP notes for clear, concise communication of nutritional care.Monitors nutritional problems such as chewing and swallowing, patients with poor appetite or PO intake, and those patients in hypermetabolic states.Performs and documents diet instructions for all modified diets, using approved instructional materials and methods.Coordinates and develops educational material and submits to the Chief Clinical Dietitian for approval.Conducts clinical and departmental inservices as assigned.Productivity sheets are updated daily and submitted monthly.Completes one test tray monthly and follows up accordingly with appropriate staff.Actively participates in weekly patient continuity of care rounds.Completes Performance Improvement activities and submits monthly.Maintains current registration with the American Dietetic Association and maintains Professional Development Portfolio Guide.Maintains current registration with the American Dietetic Association and maintains Professional Development Portfolio Guide.QualificationsLicense Dietitian in the state of MassachusettsRegistered Dietitian2 3 years of clinical experienceBachelors in NutritionWhat we offerFree on-campus parkingTuition reimbursement403(b) retirement plan with company matchCompetitive salaries & benefitsAbout Lowell General Hospital:Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second-largest community hospital in Massachusetts. We have the latest state-of-the-art technology and a full range of medical and surgical services for patients, from newborns to seniors.Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Location: Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital - Dietary ServicesSchedule: Part Time, Days

Keywords: Tufts Medicine, New Bedford , Clinical Dietitian, Healthcare , New Bedford, Massachusetts

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