Clinical Dietitian - Gettysburg Hospital - FT (Day/Evening)
General Summary: Under general supervision, assesses and monitors nutritional care, manages physician ordered therapeutic diets and provides nutritional education to patients. May coordinate patient menu activities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs nutritional assessments and follow up care involving review of patient charts, diagnoses, and nutritional history.
Develops and implements a nutrition care plan, as appropriate.
Performs nutritional screenings and follow up on assigned areas.
Documents all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with institutional and departmental standards.
Reviews, updates, and coordinates patient nutritional care through ongoing communications with nursing, providers and other members of the health care team.
Assesses patients' educational needs. Develops and implements a nutrition education plan for patients on assigned area.
Teaches group nutrition classes.
Writes diet and enteral and parenteral nutrition orders, in coordination with the patients provider.
Represents clinical nutrition at multidisciplinary committees, task forces and project groups.
Participates in performance improvement initiatives.
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multi-specialty medical group of more than 850 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 160 patient care locations. The region's only accredited Level 1 Trauma Center and Primary Stroke Center with an endovascular neurosurgery program. WellSpan is consistently recognized by IMS Health as one of the Top 100 Integrated Health Networks in the United States and has been recognized by Health Imaging and IT as one of the nation's