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Dietitians & Nutritionist
Ref No.: 24-81797
Location: Syracuse, New York
Start Date / End Date: 06/10/2024 to 05/31/2025
Job Description attached. Both positions would be looking for Dietitians with EPIC Experience.

Inpatient Dietitian Position (2 FTE) Would be looking for at least 2 years of Inpatient acute care experience. Preferred Dietitians that have a New York State License (Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist) Preferred Dietitians that have Certification in Nutrition Support (CNSC) for Inpatient coverage

Outpatient Dietitian Position (1 FTE) Would be looking for Dietitians that at least 2 years experience in Outpatient Counseling and Billing. Would be looking for Dietitians that have a New York State License (Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist) for billing in NYS. Would be looking for Dietitians that have experience with cancer patients. Desired Start: As soon as possible.


Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Assesses the nutritional status of neonates/ infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patient through documentation in the medical record. Uses parameters such as anthropometric measurements, nutrition-focused physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory values.
  • Develops, revises and individualizes nutrition care plan based on information from the patient, medical record, family and health care team members.
  • Incorporates current evidence-based research into practice.
  • Adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPAA regulations, and patient rights policies.
  • Complies with regulatory standards, including federal, state and accrediting agencies as evidenced by successful completion of surveys with no deficiencies.
  • Completes all required documentation, reports and logs in a timely, professional and thorough manner.
  • Communicates effectively with all team members, patients and families through conferences, individual consultation and committee participation. This includes in-person, telephone, written, and electronic communication.
  • Orients, mentors and trains staff and interns, as applicable.
  • Advises department on patient care and food service issues.
  • Provides training to patient services staff on special needs with patients diet prescriptions.
  • Assists with modified menu planning based on current diet manual in collaboration with the food service management team.
  • Follows facility and department infection control policies and procedures.
  • Participates in facility-wide and department Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program and on QAPI teams to improve processes and patient care.
  • Participates in and attends departmental meetings, staff development, patient care rounds and professional programs, as appropriate.
  • Visits patients on assigned nursing unit(s) and contributes to every patient being visited by a member of the management or professional team at least once during their hospital stay.
  • Provides outpatient nutritional conseling to patients, focusing on specific disease/disorders where nutrition consueling can impact the patients medical status, meeting documentation and billing regulatory standards.
  • Assists and contributes to patient satisfaction goals by providing quality service.
  • Projects and practices consistent ownership attributes, which provide a high level of customer service at all points of contact.
  • Reads and complies with all policies and procedures of the facility.
  • Utilizes physician/referring practitioner-driven protocols or other facility-specific processes to implement, initiate or modify order for diet or nutrition-related actions (e.g. nutrition supplements, dietary supplements, diet modifications, diet texture modifications for dentition or individual preferences, nutrition-related laboratory tests and medications, and nutrition education and counseling) consistent with specialized training where required, competence and approved clinical privileges and organization policy.
  • Utilizes physician/referring practitioner-driven protocols or other facility-specific processes to manage nutrition support therapies (e.g., enteral and parenteral formula selection and rate adjustments based on energy needs or laboratory results, addition of designated medications and vitamin/mineral supplements to parenteral nutrition solutions or supplemental water for enteral nutrition, and placement of feeding tubes) consistent with specialized training where required, competence and approved clinical privileges and organization policy.
  • Executes programs/services in an organized, collaborative, and customer-centered manner. Participates in process for ordering privileges required for expanded roles and enhanced activities consistent with federal and state practice acts.
  • Follows all security procedures for facility and department.
  • Responds to utility failures per department policy.
  • Follows facility, department safety policies and procedures to include incident reporting.
  • Wears name tag identification and is aware of role in minimizing security incidents.
  • Follows the facility's protocols for Hazardous Materials and Waste Program.
  • Adheres to Emergency Preparedness Program. Participates in disaster drills as appropriate.
  • Adheres to Life Safety Program and participates in fire drills as appropriate.
  • Performs other tasks that may be assigned.

Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian, preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. State Licensure: Certified Dietitian – Nutritionists with in six (6) months of hire required.
Inpatient Dietitian to achieve Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) credentialing in with in 2 years of hire. Outpatient/Ambulatory Dietitian to maintain relevant certification, credentialing and continueing education in their area of practice.

Language Skills:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of medical staff, healthcare professionals, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

Computer Skills:
Possesses necessary skills to effectively operate the hospital's electronic medical record system. Ability to operate a standard computer, including basic use of MS applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The associate will promote a sustainable work environment that promotes heath and healing, reducing or eliminate of enviromenntal risks. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties and Work Enviroment may change during emergency circumstances.