Job Schedule: Per Diem Standard Hours: 1 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Per Diem Inpatient Dietitian
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Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 122-bed, general acute care community hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for the 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment.
Summary: Responsible for providing nutrition services, including nutrition assessment, modified diet formulation, self-management training and nutrition intervention to patients/clients. Ensures patient satisfaction, quality care, regulatory agency compliance, and good public relations are achieved through the safe and efficient use of resources.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Assesses the nutritional status of adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients through documentation in the medical record. Uses parameters such as anthropometric measurements, nutrition-focused physical assessment and interpretation of laboratory values.
Develops, revises and individualizes nutrition care plan based on information from the patient, medical record, family and health care team members. Incorporates current evidence-based research into practice.
Complies with regulatory standards, including federal, state and accrediting agencies as evidenced by successful completion of surveys with no deficiencies.
Completes all required documentation, reports and logs in a timely, professional and thorough manner.
Communicates effectively with all team members, patients and families through conferences, individual consultation and committee participation. This includes in-person, telephone, written, and electronic communication.
Participates in facility-wide and department Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program and on QAPI teams to improve processes and patient care.
Participates in and attends departmental meetings, staff development, patient care rounds and professional programs, as appropriate.
Visits patients on assigned nursing unit(s) and contributes to every patient being visited by a member of the management or professional team at least once during their hospital stay.
Projects and practices consistent ownership attributes, which provide a high level of customer service at all points of contact.
Utilizes physician/referring practitioner-driven protocols or other facility-specific processes to implement, initiate or modify orders for diet, nutrition supplements, nutrition support therapies (e.g. enteral/parental nutrition) as is consistent with specialized training where required, competence and approved clinical privileges and organization policy.
Executes programs/services in an organized, collaborative, and customer-centered manner.
Performs other tasks that may be assigned.
Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. State Licensure is required.
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