26-Sep-2019 Clinical Dietitian II University Health Services 50576BR
Job Code HT0056 Dietician II
Under the supervision of the Manager of Nutrition Services/Chief Clinical Dietitian (CCD), the Clinical Dietitian has the responsibility and accountability of providing high quality Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), consultation, and training to other clinical staff and nutrition education and outreach to the Harvard community. The scope of the clinical role includes the assessment of nutritional needs, learning styles, abilities and constraints, development, implementation and evaluation of nutritional care plans, including appropriate follow-up and referral, nutrition counseling, and education and quality improvement efforts. Patient care is administered in accordance with the approved Manual of Clinical Dietetics/practice guidelines. The patient population served includes adolescents, young adults, adults, and geriatrics. Specific services provided by the Clinical Dietitian include all of the above and are determined by patient need and department policy.
Assesses individual's nutritional status and needs using skills of history taking, medical record/summary review, assessment, interpersonal communication, and input from other clinicians.
Assesses learning style, readiness or barriers of learning and/or implementing change, psychological wellbeing, and support systems.
Develops and implements plans for medical nutrition therapy (MNT) and acute and chronic conditions that are consistent with best practices.
Consults with referring physician, nurse, supervising RD, or other practitioners as needed.
Supports the primary care model.
Documents all care, including response (patient progress and outcomes) to nutrition intervention, in concise, complete, and timely manner.
Provides Nutrition Care in a clinical standard to all ages seen within HUHS:
Sets age appropriate nutrition/eating and exercise/lifestyle goals (nutrient levels for growth, exercise, and/or disease prevention/management).
Identifies potential health risks and prevention strategies.
Accesses and acknowledges potential barriers (e.g., time, motivation, competing priorities), level of support for implementing behavior change, and perceived self-efficacy.
Screens for at-risk behaviors (e.g., eating disorders, fad diets, alcohol).
Explains counseling/education process and goals using appropriate terminology.
Tailors resources to age.
Assesses learning needs (builds on current knowledge base) and style and tailors information and resources accordingly.
American Dietetic Association registration and Massachusetts license. Medicare provider. Bachelor's and Master's degree in nutrition from an accredited college or university resulting in comprehensive knowledge of the science of nutrition and its relation to the human body. Minimum of 3 years' experience in medical nutrition therapy, including acute care and outpatient nutrition counseling, also a minimum of 3 years experience working with eating disorder patients in an inpatient or out patient setting. Demonstrated skills in assessment, counseling, and education/training. Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with diverse population and clinical staff. Knowledge of/experience with Microsoft Office, electronic scheduler, and electronic medical record. Compliance with JCAHO, DPH, HIPAA and Medicare standards.
This is a 20 hours per week, one-year term position.
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