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The Dietetic and Nutrition Specialist II works 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Dietary Services Department.
The Dietetic and Nutrition Specialist II (Clinical Dietitian II) performs complex (journey level) nutrition services work. Work involves providing training to staff and family members; assessing nutritional status of patients using laboratory and anthropometric data to monitor nutritional status; planning special therapeutic menus modified for one or more nutrients and textures; serving as a member of the patient's recovery team and project teams; preparing reports; providing quality assessment monitoring of menu and nutrition services activities; and providing technical assistance. The Clinical Dietitian monitors and evaluates programs and services; investigates complaints and/r deficiencies; provides referrals/ consultations on nutrition, trains dietetic interns, as needed; assists with developing policies and procedures; prepares reports and surveys. Provides guidance to others, as needed. Complies with departmental and accreditation regulations including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC). Works under general supervision of the Director of Nutrition Services, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Performs other duties as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
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