• Clinical Dietitian - Outpatient - Plano, TX

    Location US-TX-Plano
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/4/2019 2:32 PM)
    ID
    238784
    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 Healthcare is a leader in providing food, facility, clinical technology and senior living services to nearly 1300 healthcare organizations throughout North America.  Our presence is felt throughout the entire healthcare continuum, from patients, visitors and residents, to nurses and physicians.  That's why we believe our people are truly our greatest asset.  And it's why we're committed to creating an internal culture where the best people want to work - with a dedication to diversity, exceptional career development, competitive benefits and compensation, and generous community initiatives that make a difference.

     

    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

    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.

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