• Clinical Dietitian Specialist - CNSC- Dallas, TX

    Location US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/17/2019 11:31 AM)
    ID
    228397
    Category
    Nutrition and Dietetics
    Employment Type
    Fulltime-Regular
  • Overview

    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world.  Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities.  Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

     

    Description

    Aramark was ranked number one in its industry in the 2007 FORTUNE 500 survey and has consistently ranked since 1998 as one of the top three in its industry among FORTUNE's "America's Most Admired Companies."    Understanding that clinical excellence and the environment are interdependent, Aramark Healthcare makes an impact by helping nearly 1,300 partners across North America deliver the optimal healthcare experience for patients and their families and the physicians and nurses who care for them.   

     

    We have a full time clinical dietitian specialist position open at BUMC.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience with parenteral nutrition order writing and experience managing patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease and the pre-and-post GI surgical patient.  Identification of malnutrition in these patients using NFPE and a patient history, collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, and a commitment to precepting interns is also essential to success in this role.  Ideal candidates will also have an interest in participating in quality improvement activities and research activities in their practice area in order to improve patient care and also serve as a mentor for interns and other dietitians.  A CNSC is required. 

      

    Position Description:

    The position requires a Registered Dietitian who concentrates on one aspect in the profession of dietetics, has additional certification, and often has expanded roles beyond Entry-Level practice. The individual plans and administers activities related to resident/patient nutrition care, complying

    with the standards established by Aramark Healthcare, regulatory agencies, and the client. The individual also establishes and leads effective multidisciplinary relationships within their clinical specialty to provide a uniform approach to patient/resident care. 


    Key Responsibilities:

    • The main focus of this position is on patient care within Specialty Certification practice area.
    • Maintain dietetic registration, state-required credentials and/or licensure, specialty credentials, and continuing education requirements.
    • Scope of practice may include In-Patients and/or Out-Patients.
    • Manage the development and implementation plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the Nutrition Care Process.
    • Conduct patient nutrition assessment on a population that may include higher overall patient acuity, prioritizing care within the Specialty Certification practice area.
    • Assess educational needs and the presence of barriers to learning. Provide nutrition counseling for individuals and groups, taking into consideration any adaptations to teaching methods necessary to meet patient learning needs.
    • Utilize assessment & evaluation techniques that take into consideration the various needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
    • Evaluate achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family. Provide appropriate follow-ups in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals, referring patients for outpatient counseling, community, or home health services as appropriate.
    • Deliver strong operational performance by executing against Aramark Healthcare and regulatory agency standards and programs, continually monitoring operations, and completing assessments and necessary action plans to provide optimal nutrition care and meal service to patients/residents.
    • Closely interact with medical staff as well as food & nutrition services staff in order to ensure conformance with prescribed nutrition care orders.
    • Partner with medical professionals to meet objectives and to find innovative ways to shorten hospital lengths of stay and to minimize rates of readmission.
    • Provide appropriate and timely documentation that summarizes the nutrition care plan in the patient’s medical record, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis, plan, implementation, and progress toward goals.
    • Maintain clinical productivity standards and accurate record keeping of daily clinical activities, including information for scheduling and billing.
    • Demonstrate accountability for the proper use of patients’ protected health information.
    • Build and strengthen client relations through rounding in order to drive patient satisfaction.

     

    Qualifications

    The position is considered a inpatient specialty clinical position, and requires at least 2 years of practice experience in the specialty field - Nutrition Support.

     

    Minimum Requirements

    • Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    • Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a health-care facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies. 
    • Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
    • Obtain / Maintain required state licensure to practice dietetics.
    • Must have at least 24 months of clinical practice experience in the specialty field.
    • Must have a current Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) credential.

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