Nebraska Methodist Health System Clinical Dietitian in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Purpose of Job
The Clinical Dietitian provides medical nutrition therapy in compliance with current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP).
Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Nutrition and Dietetics.
1 – 2 years previous clinical experience with patients throughout the aging continuum preferred.
Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) required.
Licensed Dietitian (LD) in the State of Iowa required.
Licensed Medical Nutrition Therapist (LMNT) in the State of Nebraska required at assigned facilities.
Knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements.
Knowledge of current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition Care Process.
Skill in planning, delegation, time-management, and problem-solving.
Skill in performing nutritional calculations based on body weight, age, lab values, and clinical status.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Skill in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook applications.
Skill in electronic medical record documentation.
Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and patients.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to interpret lab results as related to nutritional status of patients.
Ability to read, write, and comprehend various written reports and documents.
Requires the ability to provide transportation to other campus and/or work-related locations within a reasonable timeframe.
Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force
Not necessary for the position (0%):
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Conducts nutrition assessment in the five domains of nutrition assessment as documented in the International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology Reference Manual: Standardized Language for the Nutrition Care Process (IDNT):
Biochemical Data, Medical Tests, and Procedures
Nutrition-Focused Physical Findings
Identifies specific nutrition diagnosis(es) and documents using standardize language that includes problem (p), etiology (e), and signs and symptoms (s) (PES statement(s)).
Devises specific nutrition strategies/plans of care and create nutrition prescriptions in conjunction with patients, care givers, and other members of the interdisciplinary team as appropriate.
Implements and clearly communicates nutrition plans of care with interdisciplinary team; ensures nutrition interventions/plans of care are delivered and actions are carried out.
Monitors and evaluates indicators and outcomes directly related to nutrition diagnoses, goals, and intervention strategies to determine progress made in achieving desired nutrition care outcomes and whether planned interventions should be continued or revised.
Integrates the Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of Professional Performance (SOPP) into practice, self-assessment, and professional development.
Utilizes best available research as the foundation for evidence-based practice.
Provides nutrition education to patients, families and caregivers prior to discharge through counseling, education, and training materials to ensure compliance with the established nutrition care plan.
Pursues opportunities (education, training, credentials) to advance practice in accordance with laws and regulations.
Shares current, evidence-based nutrition information with other clinical dietitians, dietetic interns, medical students, allied staff, and providers as requested to facilitate continuous learning and development.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.