Registered Dietitian - Confidential

Job Title: Registered Dietitian

Employer: Confidential

Full/Part Time: Full-time

Job Location: Pittsford, NY (Rochester area)

Experience & Qualifications:
The position requires the Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credential, and at least 1 year of experience within the long-term care setting. Experience working with (EMR) as well as (Diet/Menu platform) experience helpful. Current ServSafe certification preferred.

The Registered Dietitian helps plan, schedule, and coordinate the operations of the clinical nutrition practice and staff. Primary responsibilities include working effectively with associated personnel as applicable, as well as participating in all nutrition-related programs and services; and monitoring the Dietary's staff’s performance for safety and efficacy; updating policies and procedures to be facility-specific as applicable; assisting with implementing and maintaining food safety, infection control and cost-control procedures as applicable; assisting with interviewing and on-boarding staff as applicable; interacting with facility management and professional staff; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice.

Key Responsibilities: Develops and implements nutrition and wellness activities appropriate to the specific needs of the resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of resident population. Follows and maintains policies, standards and programs for the provision of optimal Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to residents. This includes participating in all clinical activities, which includes, but is not limited to: malnutrition screening, individual clinical nutrition assessment utilizing NFPE standardized protocols as needed, identifying residents at nutritional risk and recommending and/or implementing appropriate nutritional interventions to address issues, follow-up care and documentation, discharge recommendations and/or resident and care giver education. Experienced with the Minimum Data Set 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) scheduled assessment completion and documentation requirements .Familiar with the Patient-driven Payment Model and the value and impact of identifying those residents at risk for malnutrition as well as obesity and enteral and parenteral care on the facility’s reimbursement requirements and standards. Assists with the team’s QAPI program by executing audits and adhering to the established standards and goals for Clinical Nutrition to maintain high quality care. Utilizes equipment, resources and programs to provide efficient and high-quality care. Assists in the performance assessment process for the Dietary staff, Dietetic Interns or students if applicable and contributes to the professional development of those individuals through education, follow-up and corrective action. Participates in the budget process as applicable. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other facility departments to provide a unified approach to resident care. Participates in, develops, implements and documents in-service education programs for Nursing, Dietary Staff including Director as well as Supervisor, Dietetic Interns, students, and other nutrition and interdisciplinary personnel (nursing, pharmacy, medical, therapy) to provide continuing education and training. Maintains and establishes systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment. Complies with all CMS, USDA, FDA, DOH, OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal government regulations and codes as applicable. Maintains compliance with NexDine standards of operation and client contract. Maintains registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Licensure/Certification through the state board as applicable. Maintains professional continuing education annually. Maintains compliance with all requirements of Federal, State and local regulations and guidelines including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.

Contact Name: Rebecca McCullough

Contact Phone: 508-838-4460

Contact Email: [email protected]

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