Northwell Health Dietitian (Per diem) in Valley Stream, New York

Req Number 001HJT

Job Category Dietetics

Job Description

Responsible for the overall nutritional care of patients in assigned units and to cover all other units when needed. Responsible for planning, assessment, implementation and evaluation of nutritional care plan of patients. Responsible to document nutrition care plans in the patient medical record, according to hospital policies and procedures. Assist in menu modifications and other nutritional related functions.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Interviews patient and/or family for nutritional history.

  2. Obtains patient food preferences.

  3. Assesses patients and documents in patients' medial record, according to hospital policies and procedures.

  4. Recommends nutrition care plans to medical staff for review and consideration.

  5. Recommends therapeutic diet modifications and/or supplemental feedings to physicians for patients.

  6. Ensures accuracy of diet order received by checking against physician's order.

  7. Calculates nutrient content of tube feeding, TPN/PPN, and dietary intakes (calorie counts) as ordered by physicians.

  8. Provides nutritional guidance and counseling to patients and their families. Provides written material as needed and according to prescribed diet.

  9. Participates in Project Improvement projects; assists in data collection and reporting results.

  10. Reports any malfunctioning of equipment of anything, which may interfere with a safe and smooth operation.

  11. Assists in overseeing food service workers in proper food handing and portion control.

  12. Assists Chief Clinical Dietitian with changes to the patient's menu, including patient food preferences, the development of standardized recipes, and overseeing food service workers in proper food handing and portion control.

  13. Performs related duties, as required.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field, required.

• Registered Dietitian, required. (Registration must be obtained within probationary period of 90 days from hire).

• Active member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, preferred.