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Registered Dietitian-Fair Oaks Hospital - Bariatrics

3580 Medical Office Building - Fair Oaks 617066 Full Time 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033, US
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Job Description

As a Dietitian Registered, you will provide safe and therapeutic nutritional care in a comprehensive and systematic manner. To help achieve our mission, you will integrate your knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum of care. Having respect for and an understanding of other disciplines is expected. Your ability to provide clinical services and act as a resource to physicians, nurses and other professional healthcare team members, to provide patients with optimum nutritional care, is required. Demonstrating leadership skills in decision making and problem solving is of vital importance.

Job Responsibilities
 
  • Performs a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting, data and synthesizing their interrelationships.
  • Formulates an individualized nutrition plan of care based on assessment findings and interpreting trends in patient populations to achieve best practice.
  • Anticipates nutritional intervention issues, monitors patient tolerance to nutrition therapy and responds when standards of nutrition care recommend changes.
  • Coordinates the nutrition care plan with the physician and other healthcare providers while serving as a resource in the integration of the nutrition care plan into the comprehensive plan of care for the patient.
  • Communicates with the healthcare team members, patients and families to maximize patient outcomes.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to increase practice knowledge and incorporate that knowledge into the nutrition plan of care.
  • Provides education to physicians, residents, nurses and other healthcare providers to optimize nutrition therapy outcomes.
  • Incorporates research findings into nutrition practice standards, develops/revises patient education programs and participates in the development and revision of patient education materials.

 

Qualifications

Experience:

  • Completed Dietetic internship or equivalent

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree

Certification:

  • Registered Dietitian (RD)

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