CLINICAL DIETICIAN (PCN 117)
Work Hours: 8:30 - 5 pm
The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for providing medical nutrition therapy to hospitalized patients, long term care residents and outpatients. This position is responsible for screening patients and residents, identifying those at nutritional risk and developing nutrition care plans to meet their cultural and nutritional needs. The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for inpatient and outpatient nutrition counseling and education and participates in Long Term Care interdisciplinary care conferences and discharge planning in Acute Care. The Clinical Dietitian assists the Nutrition Services Manager with menu planning for both patient and cafeteria menus as well as assists with quality improvement/risk management program development and monitoring. The Clinical Dietitian assists with the educational segments of the facilities employee wellness program and may participate in community education events related to nutrition and wellness. The Clinical Dietitian provides diabetes education through the ADA recognized diabetes Self-Management Education Program, under the umbrella of the State of Alaska.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s Degree or advanced degree from an accredited institution with a major in food science, nutrition or foodservice administration.
- Must be a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and licensed within the State of Alaska. Certified Diabetes Educator a plus.
- Must be a member of the Academy of Nutritionists and Dietitians.
- Must maintain a current Basic Life Safety (BLS) Certification. Should be obtained wihtin 30 days of hire.
- Must have excellent oral and written communication abilities as well as good listening skills
- Must have the expertise to work with patients with diabetes and other conditions requiring medical nutrition therapy.
- Must have numerical ability to calculate nutritional values of meal patterns and formulas.
- Must maintain good working relations with patients, residents, physicians, professional medical staff, and facility staff members.
- Must be able to perform work with attention to detail, maintain accurate and confidential records.
- Must be multi-task oriented with the ability to work competently in stressful situations.
- Must have the ability to lift up to 25 pounds without self injury, as well as ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time, including stooping and sitting.
- Must have computer and software capabilities to create and analyze data.
South Peninsula Hospital is a combination 22 bed Critical Access hospital and 28 bed nursing home located on the southern end of the Kenai Peninsula. The facility also includes several clinics and office buildings located off the main campus, the Clinical Dietitian may be asked to work in all of these areas. This position requires walking and sitting for prolonged periods, stooping, sitting, and the ability to lift moderate loads without injury to self or others. Generally, physical demands are light and most work is performed inside. Working hours may fluctuate based on the demands of the work.
Potential for a .8 position with job share with current dietitian doing outpatient consults.