July 9th, 2019
HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy.
The Registered Dietitian coordinates nutritional care of patients by completing nutritional assessments, developing and implementing care plans and documenting dietary information about patients. Provides guidance and collaborates with the Food Service Director in the provision of food and nutrition services.
In return for your expertise, you'll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.
Bachelors degree or other advanced degree in dietetics Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration,the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and license or certification by the state where he/she practices, if required.
At least two years experience in long term care preferred.
Job Specific Details:
Coordinates nutritional care of patients by completing nutritional assessments, developing and implementing care plans and documenting dietary information about patients. Provides guidance and collaborates with the food service director in the provision of food and nutrition services.
Nutritional Care Responsibilities:
Uses HCR ManorCare forms and guidelines for nutritional care of patients in the Dietary Procedures Manual and relevant clinical practice guides
Ensures physician's orders are followed making recommendations for changes as needed.
Completes nutritional assessments, MDSs, CAAs and care plans using PCC the electronic health record system
Provides routine and change of condition progress notes in the patient's medical records
Participates with the interdisciplinary team concerning patient's plan of care during care conferences
Checks patient's progress toward meeting nutritional goals and determines effectiveness of nutritional care plan; documents outcome in progress notes and adjusts care plans as needed
Visits patients regarding menus, food service, food preferences and nutritional care
Uses and keeps patient information current in Dietary eKardex, the company electronic systems for patient food, nutrition and dining information
Adapts services to take into consideration the preferences of patients and to develop processes to provide individualized diets when standard diets do not meet patient needs
Reviews weight records routinely and communicates variances to interdisciplinary team
Makes enteral feeding recommendations that are consistent with polices and procedures
Communicates patient nutrition information using the Twenty-Four Hour Report (Daily Interdisciplinary Eagle Room Report)Eagle Room tools, and other center communication systems
Adheres to HCR ManorCare Documentation Guidelines for the Clinical Record.
Ensures compliance with nutritional standards, government regulations, and center policies and procedures
Uses sound professional judgment and standards of professional practice at all times; brings to the center information on current research and trends in the profession
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