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Deltek Talent Management - DIETITIAN - (11030)

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DIETITIAN - (11030)

Facility Name
North Star Behavioral Health
ANCHORAGE, AK 99508 US (Primary)
Career Area
Allied Health
Job Description

The Dietitian is responsible for providing optimal nutritional care to patients in compliance with Joint Commission, company policies and procedures and standards of care for the dietetic profession. These areas include but are not limited to; standards of practice utilizing the nutrition care process for clinical assessment with regard to patient medical diagnosis, laboratory values, anthropometric measures, medications, age-specific requirements, and other co-morbidity factors. Additional responsibilities include; designing nutrition care plans, their implementation and monitoring while collaborating with other members of the health care team. Routine and timely patient care documentation. Making evidenced-based recommendations for nutritional supplementation as well as completing disordered eating assessments, providing weight management education and individualized medical nutrition therapy, meal planning, and providing nutritional consultations. The dietitian is responsible for communicating nutrition concerns to other members of the treatment team. The dietitian counsels and educates individual patients, families, staff, and the community in the application of medical nutrition therapy principles.

The dietitian is primary in sharing of general food-and-health-related information. The dietitian provides monthly food-and-health-related article for the facility newsletter. The dietitian is responsible for providing bi-monthly therapeutic food-and-health-related educations in various patient-group settings. The dietitian is responsible for maintaining and updating food-and-health-related bulletin boards.

The Dietitian operates with the oversight of Dietary Manager within the Dietary Department. Responsibilities include: assisting in strategic planning for improvement in patient satisfaction; menu planning, nutritive analysis for meals and snacks, recipe development, ensuring compliance with the National School Lunch Program.  Creation of individual meal plans to meet medical allergy requirements while maintaining sensitivity to patient concerns and goals and patient care taker concern and goals. Attends all dietary department meetings as an educator/co-facilitator. Facility and department in-service training; and routine kitchen inspections; leadership in quality improvement of the foodservice department.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition or related field.  Current certification as a Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Licensure in accordance with the State of Alaska laws. Continuing education in accordance with policies determined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for maintenance of registered status.

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