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Clinical Dietitian - Per Diem

Remote / Online - Candidates ideally in
Northampton - Hampshire County - MA Massachusetts - USA , 01060
Listing for: Partners Healthcare System
Per diem, Remote/Work from Home position
Listed on 2023-11-30
Job specializations:
  • Healthcare
    Dietitian / Nutritionist, Hospital, Medical Specialist, Healthcare Nursing
  • Nursing
    Healthcare Nursing
Job Description & How to Apply Below
ABOUT US:

With energy and purpose, Cooley Dickinson Health Care, a member of the Mass General Brigham system, is advancing health care in western Massachusetts, and has been since 1886. Our network employs more than 2,000 medical professionals and support staff, at our main Hospital campus in Northampton and additional locations in twelve towns throughout the Pioneer Valley. Cooley Dickinson's VNA & Hospice is also a vital part of our network, providing home-based services throughout Hampshire and Franklin counties.

OUR BENEFITS:

In addition to competitive pay, all Cooley Dickinson employees who work 20 hours or more per week have access to the following benefits with no waiting period:

* A range of health, dental, vision, prescription, and life insurance benefits.

* A generous and flexible Earned Time Off program starting at six weeks accrual per year.

* 403(b) retirement plan with various investment options.

* Opportunities and support for continued education including tuition reimbursement.

MAIN FUNCTION:

The Clinical Dietitian delivers Medical Nutrition Therapy in the in-patient and out-patient settings.

This position reports to the Lead Clinical Dietitian and operates within established organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the American Dietetic Association's Nutrition Care Process and delivers Medical Nutrition Therapy according to defined department policy, procedure, and protocols.

* Nutrition Assessment

* Obtain/collect timely and appropriate data.

* Analyze/interpret with evidence-based standards.

* Documentation

* Clear, concise and per department standards.

* Nutrition Diagnosis

* Identify and label problem.

* Determine cause/contributing risk factors.

* Cluster signs and symptoms/defining characteristics.

* Document per department standards.

* Nutrition Intervention

* Plan nutrition intervention.

* Formulate goals and determine a plan of action.

* Implement nutrition intervention.

* Care is delivered and actions are carried out.

* Document per department standards

* Nutrition Monitoring and Evaluation

* Monitor progress.

* Measure outcome indicators using department tools and reports.

* Provides nutrition guidance to all areas of the organization.

* Participates in committee activities as assigned.

* Acts as a mentor for students, and dietetic interns.

* Maintain professional growth and development through attendance at seminars, workshops, conferences or in-services, professional affiliations or journals to stay abreast of current trends in field of expertise and professional credentials.

* Participate in Quality Improvement projects as assigned.

* Meet annual competency and retraining requirements.

* Perform other functions/duties as requested.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

* Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition or related area required

* Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and a supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association required

* Credentialing by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) required within 6 months of hire

* Licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts within 6 months of hire required

* One (1) to three (3) years experience as a clinical dietitian in an acute care hospital preferred.
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