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Dietitian-Nutrition Specialist Home Care

Requisition ID:

22153138

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare at Home

Location:

Southington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Part Time
Standard Hours: 24
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.
 
Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network as a Dietition-Nutritionist.

 

-Educates and assists clinical staff and patients in applying knowledge of nutrition, therapeutic diets and nutrition management in the home setting for patients and families.

In general, most of the time will be spent in the following activities: 

-Thorough analysis of patients- nutritional status, and makes recommendations and educates clinicians/patients/families on appropriate dietary modifications based upon patients- nutritional assessment.  

-Document nutrition consultations, assessments, communication with patients and clinicians in the electronic health record. 

-Prioritizes the need for home visits to patients who have complex nutritional needs, including those on enteral and parenteral nutrition, those with non-healing wounds, diabetes and cardiopulmonary diseases. 

-Collaborates in development of patient/family plan of care with case manager and/or supervisor. 

-Participates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings and case conferences upon request of case manager and/or supervisor 

-Maintains  knowledge of Agency's services, policies and procedures and community resources

In addition, the position involves other duties such as: 

-Participates in the orientation and for professional and paraprofessional staff 

-Maintain resources for staff on topics of nutrition and therapeutic diets 

-Develops educational materials and programs for clinical and paraprofessional staff, and in collaboration with other clinical specialists on an annual basis and as requested 

-Provides individual nutritional counseling/education to VNAHC employees upon request 

-Maintain and updates annually resources for staff on topics of nutrition and therapeutic diets 

-Works with other Registered Dietitians in area hospitals, clinics and community agencies to provide continuity of care upon request 

-Participates on Agency committees and special projects 

-Prepares reports on patient outcomes, productivity and other upon request 

-Actively participates in the performance improvement process known as H3W. 

-Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Licensure: Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Education: Bachelor degree in Nutrition or other science, Master's Degree in Public Health or Nutrition 

Experience: Two years experience in a hospital, clinic, extended care facility or community health agency

 

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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.

 
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