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Provides clinical nutrition services including medical nutrition therapy (MNT), assessment, education, developing, monitoring and implementing MNT for patient assigned units.
• Assesses nutritional status of patients utilizing current scientific literature on methodology and relates this information to medical status, anthropometric data, clinical assessment and dietary evaluation of the patient.
• Completes all required documentation including nutritional care plan, assessments, consultations, nutrient intake analyses and patient education in the patient’s medical record and on all required documentation tools in a timely, professional and thorough manner.
• Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient and family education. Develops, evaluates and utilizes appropriate education materials for patients. Identifies learning needs using methods appropriate to each patient’s developmental and educational level, evaluates and documents learner response to teaching.
• Completes consults as ordered by physicians and nurses. Consults with physicians, nurses, clinical dietitians and others to coordinate nutrition into a total patient therapy program.
• Participates in conducting meal rounds to assess nutritional intake and status of patients on assigned units and to assess quality of patient meal service. Advises department on patient care and food service issues.
• Teaches and disseminates results and findings of nutrition research to medical staff, nursing, pharmacy, patients and public.
• Arranges for the provision of appropriate care, for newborn, pediatric, adolescent and adult and the older adult.
Education, experience and certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition or related field required.
• Successful completion of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D) approved dietetic internship or equivalent A.N.D practicum experience required.
• Registered Dietitian (by the Commission on Dietetic Registration) and licensed by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics (or affiliated state board as applicable) OR successful completion of the Registered Dietitian exam and must be registered and licensed within 4 months of employment required.
• Must be able to see objects closely and far away as in reading.
• Must be able to discriminate color occasionally and perceive depth rarely.
• Must be able to hear normal sounds with some background noise.
• Must be able to give and receive verbal communications.
• Must be able to read written communications both hard copy and on a computer screen.
• Able to lift and carry objects weighing 25 pounds or less occasionally.
• The lowest point of any lift the floor.
• Able to push/pull objects using moderate effort occasionally.
• Frequently turning, climbing stairs, grasping and finger manipulation.
• Infrequently squatting, twisting, bending, frequent periods of walking, standing, sitting.
• Occasionally, feeling perception. Able to perform tasks which require arm-hand coordination.
At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.
As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.