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Plantation Nursing and Rehab – Kidz Corner

Plantation, FL. 33317

Pediatric Registered Dietitian – Full-time

Reports To: Administrator

Qualifications: RD Credentialing and active status through an accredited college or university

Education: Baccalaureate degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, nutritional sciences, or human nutrition. Completion of an accredited dietetic internship of ≥ 900 hours

Patient Care

Collects, analyzes, and summarizes relevant data from the patient and medical record, including:

  • Anthropometric and laboratory information
  • Appetite
  • Diet orders
  • Nutrition History
  • Medications
  • Medical concerns, Diagnosis

Interprets lab values and estimates nutrient requirements based on:

  • Age
  • Sex
  • Medical condition
  • Level of activity
  • Analyzes subjective and objective information to define nutrition problems and goals
  • Completes comprehensive patient nutritional assessments, addressing previously identified nutrition-related problems.
  • Documents all aspects of patient nutritional services in the patient medical record, following facility/department policy guidelines and governing body standards.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of enteral nutritional support, including energy, protein, and adequacy of fluid provisions, making necessary recommendations in a timely and professional manner.
  • Conducts patient education with the patient and family as needed and evaluates the effectiveness of counseling based on objective information.
  • Evaluate the diet prescription relative to Diagnosis and recommend changes as appropriate

Leadership Tasks

  • Updates and develops nutritional information relevant to current practice theory (e.g., guidelines for care, diet manual revisions, and reference materials)
  • Assists in the review and revision of policies and procedures relative to the nutrition care process, as directed by the supervisor
  • Assists director in performance improvement initiative, as requested
  • Revises and creates educational materials as necessary.
  • Continually studies emerging trends and new research related to the practice of dietetics.
  • Regularly educates the diet Food Service Workers on pertinent topics related to human nutrition.
  • Communicates changes and additions in nourishment provisions, patient food allergies, and patient food preferences to Food Services Workers and Food Service Director
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings
  • Complete responsibilities and directions given by the Administrator

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