Dietitian, Clinical - 8 hours
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Health and Safety

Job Info

Responsible for the comprehensive delivery of medical nutrition therapy using evidence based practice. Screens, assesses, implements nutrition care plans; documents, performs discharge planning and completes referrals for general patients; coordinates patient care with Food Service Staff if necessary; adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Demonstrated clinical experience/competency in specialty area through experience in the specialty area, certification, and/or CEUs.

  • Demonstrated clinical experience/competency in specialty area through experience in the specialty area, certification, and/or CEUs.
  • Demonstrated competency in evaluating/planning nutrition care for common and rarely seen disorders.
  • Acts as a consultant to colleagues and peers in their area of specialty to optimize patient care.
  • Informs and educates staff of current developments in their specialty area.
  • Provides input into department protocols for nutrition care.
  • Assumes responsibility for a support area of clinical operations (schedules, product selection, staff productivity).
  • Assumes a leadership role in unit and departmental initiatives designed to support the department's mission and goals.
  • Communicates with and obtains information from the patient, family members, and significant others and uses this information to ensure patient-focused care and patient involvement in decision-making, following HIPPA guidelines.
  • Obtains comprehensive data on individual patient's personal, medical/health histories including anthropometric, lab results, medications, demographics and activity/exercise.
  • Obtains nutrition history.
  • Determines nutrient and energy requirements.
  • Identifies and reviews possible food/medication/herb interactions.
  • Works closely with food service personnel to promote delivery of care.
  • Analyzes and interprets nutrition and health assessment data, identifies nutrition-related problems and sets priorities for nutrition intervention.
  • Formulates nutrition care plans. Establishes follow-up plans and continues providing nutrition care to obtain appropriate clinical outcomes.
  • Educate patient, family members, and significant others about diet modifications for home and individualizes plan to meet specific needs, food preferences, and usual eating pattern.
  • Communicates with health professionals in the community as needed.
  • Documents initial and follow-up nutrition health assessments in the medical record according to department standards-EPIC.
  • Integrates nutrition recommendations with other aspects of patient care by participating in interdisciplinary discussions focused on patients.
  • Educates other health care professionals about the positive impact of appropriate nutritional care.
  • Demonstrates competencies required by specific area of work / identifies competencies in specialty area and provides competency-based training to colleagues..
  • Promotes nutrition care services to other health care providers and practices through individual communication.
  • Participates in Department and Hospital activities.
  • Precepts and instructs dietetic interns during their rotations and participates in their performance evaluation.
  • Actively engages in process improvement to advance the delivery of nutrition care with limited resources.
  • Develops professional portfolio consistent with area of practice and seeks continuing education activities to maintain competence.
  • Accountable for meeting budgeted visit volume and revenue projections in assigned area through marketing of nutrition services and community outreach; meets established productivity goals.
  • Demonstrates ability to change patient's nutrition behavior for positive health outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to patient CMS guidelines as related to medical nutrition therapy coverage.
  • Organizes the work for the day and prioritizes/ reorganizes throughout the day as needed.
  • Appropriately orders tube feedings, infant formulas, and supplements.
  • May order Total Parenteral Nutrition.
  • May clarify orders in the Provider Order Entry system.
  • Must be able to provide weekend coverage in all areas

Registered Dietitian - Commission on Dietetic Registration - required

Licensed Dietitian - Commonwealth of MA - required

Advanced Certification - required

MS in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related subject required

EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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