As the community’s only not-for-profit faith-based healthcare system; Dignity Health Nevada has been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 70 years. As the Henderson and Las Vegas communities grow Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican facilities and its more than 3400 employees will continue the Sisters’ mission of serving people in need. St. Rose Dominican is a member of Dignity Health one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems a 22-state network of more than 9000 physicians 60000 employees and 400 care centers including hospitals urgent and occupational care imaging and surgery centers home health and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
- Conducts patient screening in accordance with specialized clinical guidelines for those at a specific nutritional risk. Completes a thorough nutrition assessment and diagnosis considering the clinical condition varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural religious and ethnic backgrounds. Uses clinical judgment to identify malnutrition and other nutrition diagnoses. Closely monitors evaluates and re-screens patient nutrition status as appropriate. Updates plan of care as necessary. Follows up with patient as needed. Promotes a positive patient experience by maintaining communication with patients staff and guests and providing excellent customer service.
- Supports patient interactive positions (i.e. dietitians diet clerks etc.) and provides for the operational needs of these positions. Collaborates in maintaining regulatory compliance (including TJC CMS state specific department of health etc.) and infection control practices. Supports in maintaining adequate staffing for clinical daily needs reflecting cost efficiency.
- Implements targeted and specific nutrition intervention(s) based on the specific medical condition. Conducts motivational interviews and provides customized nutrition education to patients and/or families and caregivers. Actively participates as a member of the multi-specialty interdisciplinary care team to contribute toward overall patient care.
- Collaborates in the process of menu development for patient cafeteria and catering services. Supports in managing the facility diet manual as well as patient diet and nutritional compliance and participates in hospital committees as needed (e.g. Quality and P&T committees). May also act as the highest ranking Registered Dietitian as needed.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelors Degree with completion of accredited dietitian program (ACEND - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition Dietetics.)
- Experience with specific patient populations (e.g. pediatric bariatric ICU etc.) may be required. Two (2) years of experience as a hospital clinical dietitian.
- Valid registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Current (within the past 12 months) ServSafe® Allergen and Food Handler Certifications. If not currently certified certification to be obtained within 30 days of hire.
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