AdventHealth Central Texas

“Under the direction of the Department Director, this position provides overall nutrition care to patients, assures that the nutritional needs of the individual patients are being met, and that all documentation as it relates to the patients’ nutritional status is complete and accurate. To that end, this position:
Actively participates in the development, implementation and review of all Clinical Nutrition functions of the Nutrition Services Departments, including, but not limited to:
Medical Nutrition Therapy – in-patients, out-patients, and community-based activities,
Corporate and organizational projects with clinical nutrition-related components,
Cerner® upgrades and modifications, and
Department initiatives.
Assists with employee selection, orientation, and instruction, as appropriate.
Participates in the development, implementation, and compliance of:
Patient menus and nutritional analysis,
Appropriate policies and procedures, and
Nutrition Services Performance Improvement Plan.
Establishes and/or maintains effective multidisciplinary relationships to provide a uniformed approach to patient care.
The Value You’ll Bring To The Team
Conducts patient nutrition assessment of patients at AdventHealth Hospital, the Behavioral Health Center, and Rollins Brook Community Hospital, as assigned. Scope of practices may include both in-patients and out-patients.
Manages the development and implementation plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the Nutrition Care Process.
Assess educational needs and the presence of barriers to learning. Provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups, taking into consideration any adaptations to teach methods necessary to meet patient learning needs.
Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family. Provides appropriate follow-ups in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals, referring patients appropriately.”

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