Full-Time Registered Dietitian

August 31st, 2020

PACE Southeast Michigan
Published
August 31, 2020
Location
Eastpointe
Category
Job Type
How to apply?
Apply online at pacesemi.org and email your resume to alexandra.schneider@pacesemi.org

Description

The Registered Dietitian (RDN) is responsible for assessing the nutrition status and implementing appropriate interventions to ensure the needs of the participant are met.

  1. Reviews nutritional needs prior to enrollment into the program.
  2. Responsible for completing initial, semi-annual, and annual assessments. Participant comprehensive assessments may include evaluation of:
    1. Diet recall
    2. Current diet
    3. Meal patterns
    4. Assistance with meal preparation and grocery shopping
    5. Anthropometric analysis
    6. Weight monitoring
    7. Appetite changes
    8. Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
    9. Food allergies and preferences
    10. Monitoring for food insecurity
    11. Cultural and religious preferences
    12. Past medical history
    13. Evaluation of laboratory indicators
    14. Need for nutritional supplements and/or frozen meals
    15. Education follow up
  1. Reviews and determines appropriate therapeutic diets.
  2. Works and collaborates with participants and caregivers, as well as members of the Interdisciplinary Team in developing the participant’s plan of care.
  3. Evaluates participant’s motivation for changes towards positive outcomes. Implements individualized interventions and adjusts goals of care as needed.
  4. Supervises the participants in the Day Health Center to ensure that meals served are in compliance with the RDNs diet recommendations. Communicates changes in dietary needs to Interdisciplinary Team.
  5. Collaborates with Day Health Center Staff and other members of the Interdisciplinary Team in identifying participants with difficulty chewing and/or swallowing and refers to the appropriate team member for evaluation as needed.
  6. Counsels and educates participants and their caregivers to enhance the health and overall well-being of the participant.
  7. Coordinates care with outside healthcare professionals.
  8. Maintains frequent contact and follow up with participants identified at high nutritional risk.
  9. Identifies clinical characteristics of malnutrition.
  10. Calculates nutritional needs and coordinates care with Home Infusion Company for participants receiving enteral nutritional support.
  11. Understands, complies with and promotes the Participant Bill of Rights and work to achieve high levels of participant satisfaction.

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