LHC Group. Inc

Registered Dietitian - Hospital

Location : Facility Name
CHRISTUS Dubuis Hospital of Hot Springs
Requisition ID
2020-76561
Location : Postal Code
71913-6406
Position Type
PRN
Work Schedule
Normal (Based on FT, PT, PRN)
CATEGORY
ADMINISTRATIVE
Location : City
Hot Springs
Location : State/Province
AR

Overview

LHC Group is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians and families nationwide. From home health and hospice care to long-term acute care and community-based services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers patients to manage their health at home. Hospitals and health systems around the country have partnered with LHC Group to deliver patient-centered care in the home. More hospitals, physicians and families choose LHC Group, because we are united by a single, shared purpose: It's all about helping people. 

Additional Details

  • Quality - Maintains adherence to policies/procedures and to the ADA code of ethics
  • Monitors diet orders on all patients w ho are NPO or receiving a clear or surgical liquid diet.
  • Evaluates the nutritional needs of patients receiving parenteral or enteral nutrition
  • Interview s patients to obtain information regarding their nutritional history, as w ell as food habits and preferences for guidance in planning their
    diet.
  • Calculates diets for diabetic patients and other therapeutic diets.
  • Provides dietary counseling for patients w ho are on modified diets, if applicable.
  • Documents appropriately in the medical record after each patient contact.
  • Serves as nutritional resource person for medical, nursing, and ancillary personnel, and provides inservices or lectures as directed.
  • Maintains an updated on-line diet manual and dietary educational materials.
  • Evaluates patient meals for conformance to quality standards and dietary principles and ensures that the patient's meals are nutritionally
    adequate.
  • Provides nutrition education for patients as indicated. Documents all education on the IDTR.
  • Evaluates nutritional care and provides follow -up for continuity of patient care.
  • Evaluates PO intake for calorie counts and makes recommendations to improve patient's nutritional status.
  • Obtains additional information from the chart, other healthcare professionals, patient and family prior to interpretation.
  • Attends PTC w eekly and functions as an active participant of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Sets initial STG's/LTG's upon admit.
  • Collaborates w ith patient and family in goal achievement.
  • Documents STG's met w eekly and sets new goals as indicated
  • Collaborates w ith the team to formulate interdisciplinary goals.
  • Serves as a member of the PI team and reports data quarterly
  • Collects data monthly in regards to: Food temperatures. Food portions. Tray accuracy.
  • Is an active member of PI Committee / Pharmacy - Therapeutics Committee

Qualifications

Formal Education: Bachelor's Degree
Experience: 1 year
License, Registration, and / or Certification Requirement: Yes
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a major in nutrition and dietetics.
Experience Desired
  • Minimum of two years clinical dietetics in a hospital setting preferred.
License Requirements
  • Registered dietitian in the state of practice

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