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Dietitian - FT, Days

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   6/28/2017
Job Title: 
Dietitian - FT, Days
Job Category:   Clinical:Dietitian & Nutrition
Location:   Roseburg
Job Description:   **Dietitian - FT, Days** **Description** CHI Mercy Health is a vibrant complex of quality health care services that includes a Trauma III, 174 bed hospital, an outpatient surgery center, an outpatient therapy clinic, outpatient lab and imaging, a sleep lab, and home health and hospice. With over 1000 employees, Mercy was named a 2017 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital in the U.S. by the Rural Health Policy Institute, has been honored as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care across America, and has been voted the area’s #1 employer for three years in a row. Employees enjoy outstanding pay, a rich benefit package, high levels of employee engagement and a family-like environment. Mercy is located in Roseburg, OR, a land of outdoor adventure and unrivaled beauty. Nestled in the heart of the Umpqua Valley, it is surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine rivers. Equally distant to sleepy coastal villages, winter resorts and metropolitan entertainment, Roseburg is home to an historic downtown, boasts a budding microbrewery industry, produces internationally acclaimed wines, and showcases multiple artistic and musical events throughout the year. Douglas County, earning the distinction as Oregon’s most beautiful county, is noted for its world class fishing, hiking and mountain biking trails. Pay Scale: $23.56 - $31.43 Shift: Days Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Pharmacy Services, the Dietitian works closely with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide nutrition services and Medical Nutrition Therapy that is integrated and compatible with the patient’s medical program goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing nutrition services and Medical Nutrition Therapy using established standards of care and practice protocols/guidelines; managing resources in a cost effective manner; and participating in performance improvement efforts. Essential Duties: + Conducts a nutrition assessment for patients at nutritional risk. Obtains timely and appropriate data and analyzes/interprets data based on evidence-based standards. + Provides medical nutrition therapy after identifying the problem and clarifying the cause of the problem. + Develops and implements an individualized plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the patient’s medical program goals, nutrition prescription, and self-management training. May require development of a therapeutic plan for specialized nutrition support, including enteral and parenteral nutrition. + Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns. + Evaluates the effectiveness and measures progress towards outcomes of medical nutrition therapy interventions. Reassesses nutrition care process and implements changes as indicated. + Provides appropriate documentation that summarizes the nutrition care plan in the patient’s medical record, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis, implementation, and progress toward goal. + Plans patient’s menus and writes modified diets. + Assesses educational needs and provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups. + Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family. Provides appropriate follow-up in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals referring patients for outpatient counseling, community, or home health services as appropriate. + Serves as a resource to medical staff and allied health personnel on nutrition issues. + Maintains accurate record keeping of daily clinical activities, required reports and statistics. **Qualifications** License/Certification: + Must be a Registered Dietitian or eligible for registration by the American Dietetic Association. Experience: + Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy required. + Must be able to communicate effectively, in both written and verbal form, and be able to counsel and educate others. + Must possess the ability to function independently on assigned patient care units. Education: + Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, or related area required. + Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association required. **Job** Dietary/Nutrition **Primary Location** OREGON-ROSEBURG-MERCY MEDICAL CENTER **Daily Schedule** Days **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0118050
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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