POSITION SUMMARY: Provide nutrition and health assessment, intervention, and teaching for all diabetic clients, those identified as high risk for Diabetes by our medical staff, and all others referred to the nutritionist/dietitian. Provide individual and group counseling sessions for nutrition related problems.
Perform nutritional history and assessments. Able to competently assess pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.
Complete a dietary assessment of all program participants (those referred to nutritionist/dietitian).
Perform other nutritional consultation when requested by medical providers.
Assist providers in developing and updating the patient treatment plan specific to dietary concerns.
Consult with the primary care provider (PCP) to establish goals, plans, and provide appropriate treatments as ordered, which will assist the patient in attaining his/her maximum potential.
Observe, record, and report information on the patient response to education on special diets and/or dietary concerns, and document information in a clear and concise document to be filed in the referrals section of the electronic health record.
Re-evaluate the progress of the patient and inform the medical provider of pertinent changes in the patient’s condition and necessary revisions to the plan of treatment.
Provide one-on-one teaching for clients as requested.
Provide group education that assists patients in the development of healthful, culturally relevant approaches to cooking, considering financial ability of each participant.
Answer patients’ questions regarding diabetes preventive health care, therapeutic regimens, prescriptions, complications of therapy, and other concerns that are within the scope of the nutritionist/dietitian’s training.
Communicate with the Department Nurses and other Care Team members as needed to carry out a well coordinated plan of care and continuously improve the MHSI Nutrition Program.
Attends regular internal/external departmental meetings to discuss progress in meeting clinical program and agency-wide goals.
Document scheduled vs. show & no-show information, etc.
Order or develop pamphlets, handouts, and literature, as needed.
Attend continuing education seminar/conferences to stay abreast of professional updates, to be incompliance with CEU for the Academy of Nutrition Dietetics as well as new policies and procedures.
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