Nutritionist

Location: Kingman, KS
TITLE: Nutritionist
Location: Kingman, KS

Now is your opportunity to join a hospital that is dedicated to assembling healthcare teams whose care surpasses the expectations of their patients and community. We are seeking individuals who share our values.
Would you like to work in a facility that serves multiple counties and offers the perfect balance between small town living and abundant outdoor activities? All while being in close proximity to a larger city?
If this resonates with you, please continue reading..

What we are looking for:
• Registered Dietitian.
• Completion of a five-year college or university program, or two (2) to four (4) years of relevant experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Hours and potential compensation:
• Position primarily involves Monday to Friday day shift.
• Salary range is $62,000 to $75,000, depending on experience. A comprehensive benefits package is offered, including up to $5,000 for relocation.

Responsibilities:
• Oversee and provide guidance on therapeutic diets and meal services for patients in hospitals, clinics, or other healthcare facilities, by performing the following tasks:
  • Conduct nutrition assessments and obtain nutrition history from patients as necessary.
  • Consult with physicians and other healthcare personnel to determine patients' nutritional needs and dietary restrictions, such as low fat or salt-free diets.
  • Formulate menus for therapeutic diets based on patients' medical and physical conditions, and integrate patients' menus with basic institutional menus.
  • Develop and implement care plans based on assessments of nutritional needs and available resources, and coordinate plans with other healthcare providers.
  • Run diet reports and prioritize inpatients based on their nutritional needs before beginning daily rounds.
  • Assess skilled patients and create nutrition care plans within established time frames.
  • Schedule and conduct outpatient teaching within established time frames, bill for services, and send reports to ordering primary care physicians.
  • Consult with physicians/nurses to clarify unclear orders and meet the needs of dietary staff.
  • Maintain and organize files and instructional materials, documenting and conducting food/drug interactions and teaching as needed.
  • Attend care plan and dietary meetings, providing input on nutrition issues.
  • Initiate calorie counts if necessary/ordered and record calories and protein intake for three days.
  • Instruct patients and/or family members promptly and/or within three days of receiving a diet referral.
  • Develop and recommend feeding and supplement schedules.
  • Create clear, up-to-date, and concise instructional materials, including samples of meals.
  • Check supplies of commonly ordered supplements with the Dietary Manager, re-ordering through the Pharmacy as needed for special items.
  • Calculate diet and meal patterns, educating the dietary staff on any changes.
  • Document 90-day reviews for all long-term care residents at consulting facilities.
  • Provide consulting services as outlined in contracts.
  • Offer in-services as requested by Sodexo and consulting facilities.
  • Communicate nutrition care plans and other significant information to appropriate individuals, promptly notifying the supervisor of any unusual incidents within the area of responsibility.
  • Maintain confidentiality and demonstrate ethical conduct in accordance with hospital policy, ensuring no valid complaints arise.
  • Instruct patients about meal plans and dietary changes, establishing goals and objectives to help meet the plan.
  • Document nutrition care plans and information in patients' medical records.

Additional Info:
The facility is an acute care hospital with under 100 beds and is a non-profit organization located west of Wichita, KS. Enjoy a fantastic work environment, reporting to the Director.
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