Dietitian- Hematology/Oncology, Full Time

North Mississippi Medical Center   Tupelo, MS   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on February 22, 2022
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Basic Requirements:

Nutritional Assessment/Care Plans:
  • Assesses patients/residents as referred by the physician or nurse, as determined to be high nutritional risk or per regulatory requirements and develops plans for medical nutrition therapy.
  • Monitors patients'/residents' progress to assure efficacy of chosen nutrition therapy and recommends changes in therapy to the physician.
  • Implements plans as ordered.

Education:
  • Counsels patients/clients individually with a wide variety of disease-specific needs as appropriate for age.
  • Teaches group nutrition classes to patients/clients.
  • Mentors less experienced peers and Dietitian's Assistants in patient care.
  • Trains dietetic interns, as assigned.

Communication:
  • Discusses patient's/resident's nutrition problems with the healthcare team, as appropriate; documents pertinent information and recommendations in the medical record.
  • Serves on patient care teams to improve specific patients' care.
  • Communicates need for changes in food service and clinical standards appropriately within FNS.
  • Collects & submits data/information in a timely manner for Performance Improvement &other required reports.
  • Communicates changes in patient/resident food services to Nursing & other departments, as appropriate.
  • Communicates schedule, operational & procedural changes to all customers effectively and timely.
  • Assists in programs for all internal and external customers to help meet their expectations and needs.
  • Complies and submits data and reports assigned appropriately and on a timely basis.

Budget:
  • Assists in budget requests and planning as needed, and is aware of status of budgetary adherence.
  • Demonstrates and participates in controlling costs and minimizing waste.

Safe Food Handling & Sanitation:
  • Compiles with proper food sanitation & complies with Mississippi State Board of Health Standards.


Job Knowledge:
  • B. S. degree in Foods & Nutrition or qualifying nutrition-related major.
  • Registered or registry-eligible, defined by Commission on Dietetic Registration / American Dietetic Association
  • State licensure is required, or be able to obtain it within 2 months.
  • Maintains continuing education requirements.
  • Has basic computer skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates nutrition care competency with assigned populations eg. Infants, children, adolescent, adult, geriatrics
  • Uses the breadth of the facility's, department's,and area resources to solve patient-care problems.
  • Knowledgeable about and adheres to current JCAHO and other regulatory-agency standards in area of practice.