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Registered Dietitian - Diabetes Educator

Company: Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

Your Team. Your Choice. Choose Salem Health. Salem Health does more than provide high quality patient care. It is an organization that commits itself to empowering teams to create, innovate, and dream. We are looking for individuals who can challenge the status quo, raise the bar, and embrace change. At Salem Health, we want trailblazers, self-starters, and creative thinkers to drive improvement in the health care arena where "patient-centered" is more than just words.
The Registered Dietitian - Diabetes Educator is an integral member of the outpatient team, works closely with providers, patients, and patient family/caregivers to achieve patient satisfaction targets and desired clinical quality outcomes. Core Functions

  • Assesses nutritional status, dietary habits & relevant medications of patients.
  • Provides medical nutrition therapy appropriate to the age, medical condition, learning ability, outcome goals, and needs of the assigned outpatient population.
  • Using available data, develops with the patient, a nutrition plan and individualized goals. The plan is based on sound nutrition principles and instructions that are presented in a clear manner using appropriate media (audio visuals, written instructions, models, posters, etc.) Referrals to other providers, program, support group, etc. made where appropriate.
  • Completes charting using Nutrition Care Process (NCP).
  • Provides in-service education to medical, nursing, nutrition, and/or other professional/technical staff of Salem Hospital when requested or needed.
  • Conducts orientation and training of new dietitians, dietetic technicians, dietetic inters and other staff when requested or as directed.
  • Coordinates care of patients with other health care providers.
  • Leads and/or participates in LEAN quality improvement activities.
  • Provides operational supervision in patient services area.
  • Demonstrates broad-based knowledge of all aspects of diabetes management including the role of physical activity, clinical monitoring, medication management, problem solving, coping and risk mitigation
  • Utilizes the AADE7 Self-Care Behaviors framework to guide patients along the health continuum for improved outcomes
  • Coordinates care of patients with other health care providers and involves patient family/caregivers in diabetes care when appropriate
    Background/Expertise
    • Bachelor's degree and course work meeting Academy of Nutrition & Dietetic standards and completion of an approved internship/training program required.
    • Completed 15 Continuing Education hours in Diabetes Education
    • Experience providing medical nutrition therapy in an acute care hospital or facility preferred but not required.
    • Minimum of two (2) years' experience with responsibility for providing, managing, coordinating or supervising patient nutrition care in an acute care hospital/facility, or closely related experience preferred.
    • Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
    • Licensed by the State of Oregon.
    • Must be able to understand and be able to use the telephone using good telephone etiquette.
    • Computer skills - Word (experience preferred)
    • Must be able to understand and use all clinical forms, clinical reference materials and follow departmental policies and procedures.
    • Must be able to work efficiently and responsibly in an environment with multiple work demands and short time frames; demonstrate creativity, a sense of humor, good interpersonal communication skills, good time management skills, and the ability to solve problems. Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with staff, department managers, hospital administration and other clientele as required.
    • Must understand and prepare statistical material.
    • Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with patients*Please note - Salem Health pays based on experience
      As a leader in the local industry, Salem Health offers a generous total rewards package, an empowering culture, and a commitment to the development and growth of our in-house talent. Our work is grounded in respect for people and continuous improvement and we invite you to partner with us to further our mission. Salem Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.

Keywords: Salem Health Hospitals & Clinics, Salem , Registered Dietitian - Diabetes Educator, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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