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Clinical Dietician

Company: Sentara
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

City/StateNorfolk, VAOverviewWork ShiftFirst (Days) (United States of America)Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss is currently hiring Clinical Dieticians to join our teams. Opportunities are full-time and part-time. Locations include Sentara Obici, Sentara Weight Loss Surgery Center, and Sentara Comprehensive Weight Loss Kempsville. Apply today to connect with a recruiter and learn more.Be a part of a Top Healthcare Provider in the Coastal Virginia Area!Market: Sentara is aVirginia and Southeast North Carolina based large healthcare provider that has been in business for over a 131 years. More than 500 sites of care, including 12 acute care hospitals with a continued employment philosophy!Award winning:Sentara has eleven Acute Care Facilities across the state of Virginia and one in Northeastern North Carolina; the people of the communities that we serve have nominated Sentara "Employer of Choice" for over 10 years. U.S. News and Report recognize Sentara as having the Best Hospitals for 15+ years.What you get to accomplish:You will provide quality nutritional care to patients such as the development, implementation and monitoring of Medical Nutrition Therapies. You will work collaboratively with the medical staff, patients, families and food service department to ensure the patients' nutrition care plans are implemented and departmental standards are maintained.

  • Performing nutritional assessments and re-assessments, identifying short and long term goals, recommending nutrition interventions, monitoring and evaluating patient progress.
  • Working closely with the Speech Therapy Department to assist with the progression of textured modified diets to ensure patient safety and optimize oral intake.
  • Evaluating potential food/drug interactions, and/or herb/supplement interactions.
  • Developing and implementing educational programs for patients and staff.
  • Serving as a resource regarding emerging trends in the nutritional care of our patient population.
  • Attending interdisciplinary team meetings and communicating patients' nutrition care plan, progress and special needs.
  • Participating in developing, planning and standardizing menus.
  • Performing meal rounds to ensure patients' meal trays are consistent with the prescribed diet and meet standards as to quality, quantity, temperature and appearance.
  • Maintaining current professional registration requirements (i.e., Professional Portfolio, self-development and continuing education).
  • Communicating the patients' needs to appropriate team members.What you should possess: You will demonstrate an understanding of patient needs, ensuring that each patient feels informed and understood, as well as heard. You are passionate about providing superior quality care and you are an inventive problem solver who thrives in a dynamic environment.Minimum requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree with major studies in food and nutrition.
    • Current state licensure/certification, if required by state.
    • Current registration by the Commission on Dietetics Registration.
    • One (1) year of work experience in a facility setting with clinical responsibilities or equivalent.What we offer you: Sentara offers an attractive array of full-time benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Sick, Tuition Reimbursement, Loan Forgiveness Program, a 401k/403B, 401a, Performance Plus Bonus, Career Advancement Opportunities, Work Perks and more. For more information about our employee benefits, Keywords: Keywords: diet, clinical dietician, program coordinator, Talroo-Allied Health, Monster, IndeedJob SummaryResponsible for managing patient's medical nutrition therapy in accordance with the medical staff approved clinical practice standards. Serves as a resource for nutrition education.

      If Bachelor's Degree is in major other than Dietetics, must complete an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics. If not Reg Dietitian or RDN at hire, must obtain within 9 months. PACE specific incumbents for this position require a minimum of one year of experience working with the frail or elderly population. BLS required within 90 days of hireQualifications:BLD - Bachelor's Level Degree: Dietetics (Required)Basic Life Support (BLS) - Other/National, Registered Dietician (RD) - Other/National, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) - Other/NationalSkillsCommunication, Critical Thinking, Technology/Computer, Time ManagementSentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves.Per Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), some clinical environments require proof of education; these regulations are posted at for further information. In an effort to expedite this verification requirement, we encourage you to upload your diploma or transcript at time of application.In support of our mission "to improve health every day," this is a tobacco-free environment.

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