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Registered Dietician/Part-Time

Company: Montrose Memorial Hospital
Location: Montrose
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Montrose Regional Health has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the sixth year in a row! It is the only hospital in Colorado with this recognition for six consecutive years. As the leading healthcare facility in the San Juan Valley, MRH offers patients personalized and professional healthcare, backed by the latest technology and practices. Along with our physicians, MRH provides services in 23 specialties and sub-specialties, including joint replacement, complete cancer care, cardiology, rehabilitation and others. Through a unique combination of the latest in healthcare technology, experience and partnership, we continue to evolve and broaden our comprehensive services.Position Overview:The Registered Dietitian provides quality out-patient care and services by performing a variety of specialized duties related to the nutrition counseling of patients / families for Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) education. This may include but is not limited to diabetes education, weight management, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, malnutrition / weight gain, infants with failure to thrive, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, home nutrition support, sports nutrition and healthy diets. Essential Functions:a) Assess needs and provides MNT to outpatients and inpatients according to evidenced based guidelines and policiesb) Provides diabetes education based on the 10 content areas specified by ADA (includes glucometer, and insulin teaching)c) Provides outpatient oncology services according to evidenced based guidelines and policiesd) Collaborates and communicates nutrition and/or diabetes interventions and goals to other caregivers, providers, patients and families to meet the patient MNT and/or diabetes goals. d) Schedules outpatients, documents and bills per policye) Provides community nutrition and diabetes education when requestedf) Provides clinical dietitian coverage as needed which can require support to food service operations through education on diet and food safety issues, and collaboration on inpatient needs .g) Provides cardiac rehab and other classes and support groups as needed. f) Supports the department and hospital in quality improvement and department specific projects (ie. Works on establishing Telehealth as an option for nutrition, and a certified diabetes program, assisting in implementation of software programs)Physical Demands and Working Conditions:While performing the duties of this job, the caregiver is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The caregiver frequently is required to sit and use hands along with fingers, to handle or feel. The caregiver is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.Qualifications & Skills: a) Education: BS or MS in Nutrition and Dietetics; RDN Registration requiredb) Training & Experience: One year experience in outpatient and clinical nutrition preferred. Diabetes and Oncology experience highly desirableh) Job Knowledge Nutrition: Encompasses a wide range of disease states and appropriate nutrition therapy. It includes the ability to assess patients of all ages, provide individualized nutrition intervention and education, and communicate with families, physicians and other caregivers.i) Job Knowledge Diabetes: Encompasses a good knowledge base of the 10 content areas of diabetes education. This includes the ability to assess the patient's learning needs, provide education and communicate with families, physicians and staff. CDE desirablej) Job Knowledge General: Knowledge of how to access information from the computer, journals, and textbooks as well as how to network with other caregivers is essential. Computer experience (Meditech/Meditech Expanse) desirable.

Keywords: Montrose Memorial Hospital, Snowmass , Registered Dietician/Part-Time, Other , Montrose, Colorado

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