Wellforce Clinical Dietitian in Lowell, Massachusetts
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 formula
Identifies 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.