Looking for adventure while helping a community in great need? Come experience remote island life in the South Pacific! American Samoa is a beautiful place with stunning mountains, waterfalls, beaches and coral, but also has the highest obesity rate in the world. Use your expertise as an RD to educate and help local islanders during the week, and adventure on the weekends.
Following are the job responsibilities:
Develop individualized care plan, utilizing ADIME method of documentation for high risk inpatients.
Participate in discharge planning as a member of the multidisciplinary team and establish plan for transitional care when discharged home.
Respond to consultations for assessment, tube feedings, nutrition education, and other clinical nutrition services for hospitalized patients from members of the multidisciplinary team
Plan, develop, and implement educational programs for the diabetes population and other nutrition related diseases or NCDs.
Interpret, utilize, and evaluate pertinent cutting edge information as applicable to the care of patients.
Liaise with nurses, doctors, and disciplines to effectively implement the MNT services.
Serve as a resource person for nursing and medical staff as needed to effectively communicate the MNT aspect of care.
Serve as a resource person for the food service staff
Assist in menu review and approval
Assist in developing policies and procedures pertaining to clinical nutrition aspect of care
Develop and implement Quality Assurance programs that impact the nutritional care of inpatients.
Collaborate with other dietary clinical staff to develop educational materials for patient education.
Contribute to the dietary in-service program and hospital-wide annual training as a presenter for nutrition related topics
Other duties as needed are assigned by the department head.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition from an approved didactic program.
Completed the supervised practice training in clinical nutrition and successfully pass the RD exam.
2 years of experience is preferred but not required.
Critical thinking and communication skills are a must.
Knowledge in tube feeding and diabetes management is critical.