Registered Dietitian- Inpatient Adult
Company: Advocate Christ Medical Center
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: June 20, 2022
Registered Dietitian- Inpatient Adult Job ID: R26683 Shift: 1st
Full/Part Time: Part_timeLocation: 4440 W 95th St Oak Lawn, IL
60453Benefits Eligible: Yes Hours Per Week: 20Schedule
Details/Additional Information: Includes Weekend and Holiday
- Nutritional care for patients is provided in accordance with
physicians' orders and standards of quality nutritional care that
appropriately meet age, psychosocial and physical needs of
- Provision of nutrition education on prescribed diet, per
established priority system, in order to improve patient
knowledge/understanding of nutrition, diet therapy and compliance
on prescribed diet. Education is provided to inpatients,
outpatients, family members and the public through individual
counseling, classes and community education.
- Effective communication with patients/families, department
managers, supervisors, coordinators, peers, staff and other health
care professionals in a positive and results-oriented fashion.
- Supportive of department efforts to ensure compliance with
department standards, policies and procedures as well as DNV and
local health department regulations.
- Participates in the patient meal QA program and may provide
operational support to the FNS department. Licensure:
- Dietitian Nutritionist Education/Experience Required:
- Graduate from a 4 yr. accredited college with degree in
Nutrition or Dietetics or equivalent and successful completion of
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registration requirements.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- *Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. *Ability to
respond to the needs of a diverse patient population *Ability to
develop patient educational materials
- Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Licensed by the State of Illinois or proof of application.
Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions:
- This position can recognize nutritional needs and behaviors of
the following age groups: pediatric (infant, toddler, school age),
adolescent, adult and older adult. Evidence of this can be shown by
recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and
exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific
responses. Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time.
Flexible hours. Weekend hours may be required.
- If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact
the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting
requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds
without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when
patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling
equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other
associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement
situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Addendum: VAD
Supportive: As part of the multidisciplinary team, provides
supportive care for the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) patients
with a high degree of skill and knowledge under their direct role.
Educational requirements: The following educational requirements
associated with this direct care role: Orientation: Completion of
VAD introductory CBT. Continuing Education: Continuing education
with an emphasis or focused on advanced heart failure therapies is
to be completed every 6 months. This includes one VAD specific CBTs
through Advocate ATMS or Industry Website CBT every 6 months.
Attendance at an Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant or VAD
Symposium may substitute for one of the CBTs. This job description
indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the
incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive
listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the
incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related
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