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Sr. Clinical Dietitian - Cardio Vascular Health Center - Metairie - Full Time - Days

Company: Ochsner Health System
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health System and discover your future today! This position coordinates the nutritional care of patients. Completes nutritional assessments, prepares nutrition care plans, recommends nutritional therapies, and monitors the effectiveness of nutritional care. Provides nutrition education to promote improved health. Follows standard practices and complies with regulatory requirements. Conducts and participates in community education, marketing, and public relation efforts. Attends committee meetings as assigned. Participates in in-services and continuing education programs. Education Required - Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field Completion of American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved Standards of Education Work Experience Required - 3 years Clinical work experience. Certifications Required - Registered Dietitian status with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the ADA Current licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist status within the state of practice Advanced certification recognized by ADA & CDR Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) - Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information. - Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally. - Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard. - Strong interpersonal skills. - Substantial knowledge of normal and therapeutic nutrition, nutrition support principles, counseling techniques, teaching and presentation skills. - Excellent analytical skills to assess nutritional status and develop appropriate care plans based on problems identified. - Excellent organization and prioritization skills to meet frequent deadlines. - Ability to travel throughout facility. Job Duties - Assists in the day-to-day operations of the department such as training new employees, resolving issues and improving processes. - Assesses patients' nutritional needs and prepares nutritional care plans. - Provides nutritional education and counseling to patients. - Documents records completely and accurately. - Adapts behavior the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style. - Other related duties as required. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time. The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue. The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases. Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today! Ochsner Health System endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Service Center at ************ (select option 1) or *******************. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications. EEO is the Law links in English or Spanish. Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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