National Jewish Health Clinical Dietitian - Hourly in Denver, Colorado
Position SummaryEvaluates patients nutritional status and history. Plans, recommends andimplements nutrition care and education at National Jewish Health,following the guidelines, standards and procedures established by the departmenEssential Duties1. Performs nutritional assessment by using accurate and relevant data andinformation t identify nutrition-related problems.2. Identifies and implements appropriate, purposely planned nutritioninterventions as part of the patient care team. Prioritizes the nutritiondiagnoses, conferring with the patient and interdisciplinary team,reviewing practice guidelines and policies.3. Provides nutritional counseling and education for patients and theirfamilies on normal and special nutrition.4. Initiates, implements, and/or modifies orders for diet ornutrition-related care. Manages nutrition support therapies. Performnutrition related physicals.5. Documents diet information and recommendations in patient medical recordsper schedule and standards.6. Demonstrates competency in the use of the following department orinstitution software programs: Tempus, Allscripts, Affinity, PatientTrak, Microsoft Word and e-mail. Following key areas as outlined incorresponding competency modules.7. Performs special projects to support institution programs as requested.Develops and updates nutrition education materials, teaching patienteducation classes, QI participation projects, presentations, skillsreview participation.8. Participates in all required in-service, team meetings and continuingeducation as scheduled. Ensures ongoing competency in the field byparticipating in relevant professional continuing education opportunities.9. Maintains a registered and active AND and CDR membership status, as wellas CDE status if applicable. Provides diabetes self-management education(DSME) and medical nutrition therapy to patients with diabetes and chronickidney disease.Other DutiesNoneCompetencies1. Care Management: Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevantpatient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the managementof patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments,interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation ofassessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.2. Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; takingresponsibility for a patient s safety, satisfaction, and clinicaloutcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficultpatient situations and regain patient confidence.3. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, andopportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions;using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developingappropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with availablefacts, constraints, and probable consequences.4. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish commongoals; works with employees within and across his/her department toachieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains afriendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.5. Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives themconfidence in one s intentions and those of the organization.6. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; takingaction to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.7. Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonisticsituation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reducetension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts byfocusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes ordisagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartialmediation when needed.Supervisory or Managerial ResponsibilityNoneTravelNoneCore Values1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.