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Clinical Dietitian

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling | Franciscan Health

 

Address  8111 South Emerson Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46237

 

Calendar  PRN (As Needed)

 

Education Bachelor's Required

 

Hours  Days; Weekends

 

This position is for Inpatient and Outpatient. 

WHAT WE NEED

Nutrition gurus

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

People who understand the role nutrition takes in health care and healing are becoming more and more necessary. Patient nutrition assessments and care plans need to be developed by knowledgeable clinical dieticians. Dieticians who can also communicate those plans to the care team and educate the patient and family about them. There’s no doubt that clinical dieticians are a key team member in the health care offered at Franciscan Health – a place where we believe that faith is part of everyone’s healing.

Do you work well with others? Are you a positive influence to those around you? Do you have a sound knowledge of nutritional guidelines and standards of care? Do you enjoy educating others on nutrition? Are you able to motivate others for positive change? If so, we have a special place for you to work.

WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Approve patient menus and nutrition supplements.
  • Calculate patients' nutritional needs for oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition.
  • Maintain pertinent patient data necessary to recommend, prescribe or modify therapeutic diets as needed to meet the nutritional needs of the patients and documents nutrition care plan in the medical record.
  • Participate in patient care conferences and collaborate with other hospital services including medical staff, nursing, pharmacy, and social work, to plan and implement patient care as necessary in meeting the nutritional needs of the patients.
  • Perform and document nutritional assessments including nutrition-focused physical assessments when applicable and evaluate patient tolerance to therapeutic diets when appropriate.
  • Perform nutrition reassessment by monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the nutrition care plan.
  • Perform patient access duties; schedules, checks in, checks out, and enter charges for nutrition appointments.
  • Plan and implement patient nutrition interventions and establish goals aimed at resolving nutrition-related problems.
  • Provide nutrition education and counseling to inpatients, outpatients, their families, caretakers, staff and the community.
  • Review medical records and interview the patient and their caregivers to collect food and nutrition-related history or client history assessment data.
  • Serve as preceptor for dietetic interns and provides on-the-job training for new hires.
WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED
  • Prior Clinical Dietetics experience.  
  • Adapt and respond quickly to changing priorities.
  • Adapt to multiple clinical settings. B
  • Customer service skills.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Solve problems by analyzing information and using logic to address issues and problems.
  • Deliver presentations and public speaking engagements.
  • Develop effective relationships with patients, hospital departments, and other external parties. D
  • Teach others new skills.
  • Infection control.
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing. 


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

 

1-3 Years Experience

License(s): Registered Dietitian

Certification(s):

Travel: Up to 20%

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Franciscan Alliance to provide equal employment to its employees and qualified applicants for employment as otherwise required by an applicable local, state or Federal law.

Franciscan Alliance reserves a Right of Conscience objection in the event local, state or Federal ordinances that violate its values and the free exercise of its religious rights.

Franciscan Alliance is committed to equal employment opportunity.

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis