Clinical Dietitian - Nutrition Support Services - Full Time - Day

Gettysburg, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 58792

Position Summary:

General Summary:


Under general supervision, assesses and monitors nutritional care, manages physician ordered therapeutic diets and provides nutritional education to patients. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Performs nutritional assessments and follow up care involving review of patient charts, diagnoses, and nutritional history.
Develops and implements a nutrition care plan, as appropriate.
2 Performs nutritional screenings and follow up on assigned areas.
3 Documents all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with institutional and departmental standards.
4 Reviews, updates, and coordinates patient nutritional care through ongoing communications with nursing, providers and
other members of the health care team.
5 Assesses patients' educational needs. Develops and implements a nutrition education plan for patients on assigned area.
Teaches group nutrition classes.
6 Writes diet and enteral and parenteral nutrition orders, in coordination with the patients provider.
7 Represents clinical nutrition at multidisciplinary committees, task forces and project groups.
8 Participates in performance improvement initiatives.

Required Skills

Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition or related field required

Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN), Pennsylvania State Licensure of Dietician-Nutritionist (LDN) required

Nutrition Support Dietitian certification (CNSD) preferred

Required Experience

1 - 2 years experience in the field of Nutrition

Knowledge of foods/nutrition; food preparation; production; supervisory/instructional techniques

 


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)


Diversity & Inclusion at WellSpan

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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