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Bariatric Dietitian

Company: Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Location: Rio Rancho
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Summary:The bariatric dietitian provides medical nutrition therapy that is integrated and consistent with patient medical goals which includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition interventions, nutrition education and monitoring and evaluating patient progress; population served may include neonates, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics. Reporting to the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program Director/Coordinator and/or surgeons, the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Dietitian provides evidence based nutrition guidance and counseling to metabolic and bariatric surgery patients through development, implementation, and monitoring of dietary recommendations pertaining to weight loss surgery. Provision of clinical nutrition care requires knowledge of the principles of weight loss surgery and the ability to analyze data, assess nutrition status and formulate nutrition care plans.Now offering sign-on bonuses up to $15,000 based on experience.Type of Opportunity: Full TimeFTE: 1.000000Exempt: NoWork Schedule: Weekday Schedule Monday-FridayQualifications:Other information:Bachelors Degree in Nutrition/Dietetics or closely related field. Minimum 16 months experience in-patient setting if opting for PHS adult parenteral nutrition support competency. 1 year clinical experience preferred. 2 years nutrition counseling experience preferred. Must have one of the following: Certifications in CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator), CNSC (Certified Nutrition Support Clinician) or CSP (Certified Specialist in Pediatrics). Registered Dietitian (RD)/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Licensed Dietitian in New Mexico (LD-NM BD) OR Successful completion of PHS competency in adult parenteral nutrition support.Education:Essential:* Bachelor DegreeCredentials:Essential:* Certified Diabetes Educator* Certified Nutritional Support Clinician* Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition* Registered Dietitian* Licensed Dietitian-NM BDResponsibilities:Responsibilities:*Provides medical nutrition therapy that is integrated and consistent with patient medical goals which includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition interventions, nutrition education and monitoring and evaluating patient progress.*Provides nutrition counseling based on individual needs, evaluates patient/family knowledge and readiness to learn using effective interview methods*Communicates and influences treatment interventions determined by the medical team through interdisciplinary meetings, rounds, conferences, physician referral, etc.*Meets educational needs of food service, medical staff and/or professional staff related to dietary needs and nutrition.*Population served may include neonates, pediatrics, adults and geriatrics*With demonstrated competency, may manage parenteral nutrition orders.*Clinical - Provide medical nutrition therapy that is integrated and consistent with patient medical goals which includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition interventions, nutrition education and monitoring and evaluating patient progress including but not limited to: nutrient deficiencies, inadequate oral intake, outpatient management of nutrition support for bariatric patients in the program, coordinating dietary interventions for multiple comorbidities, hospital rounding on postoperative bariatric patients and nutrition guidance for bariatric patients during pregnancy and lactation.*Screening and Assessment Assess the metabolic and bariatric surgery patient by screening the medical record; completing a comprehensive assessment based on medical record data and interview with the patient; and by assessing the patient based on religious, cultural and ethnic preferences.*Nutrition Counseling Recommend appropriate nutrition intervention to the metabolic and bariatric surgery patient preoperatively and postoperatively based on subjective and objective data, including but not limited to, protein parameters, iron level, vitamin levels, and calcium level.*Education Educate patient based on cultural, religious and ethnic preferences; Individualize patient education materials based on patient s age and comprehension levels. Provide appropriate resources and education according to identified need. Documents education provided, including evidence of family teaching (as applicable), measurable understanding of principles discussed, and assessment of anticipated compliance. Participate in patient group teaching as needed. Serve as a nutrition educator by providing education, lectures and programs to Presbyterian Hospital staff, patients and community. Evaluate and develops nutrition education materials.*Performance Improvement Identify issues, collects, evaluates and reports data as assigned. Participate in problem solving and resolution of issues. Collaborate with others in committees, work groups or projects designed to improve services.*Communication Participate in metabolic and bariatric surgery team rounds/meetings and assigned committees. Collaborate with physicians, nurses and other allied health staff to provide patient care. Document nutrition referrals, as needed, to ensure quality nutrition care throughout the continuum of care; Document nutritional care in the medical record, according to established policy, procedure and standards.*Documentation Document desired outcomes specific to the individual patient problem(s), diagnosis(es), learning capabilities/limitations, and progress towards established goals.*Professional development Maintain CPEU s as required by the American Nutrition Association in order to maintain registration. Develop and provide in-service education to department staff, colleagues and other departments.*Administrative Responsibilities Assist with development of department standards, guidelines, and policies and procedures. Adhere to all regulatory standards. Serve as a preceptor for dietetic interns and/or students.*Perform other functions as required.Benefits:We offer more than the standard benefits!Presbyterian employees gain access to a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more!Learn more about our employee benefits:https://www.phs.org/careers/employee-benefits/Pages/default.aspxWhy work at Presbyterian?As an organization, we are committed to improving the health of our communities. From hosting growers' markets to partnering with local communities, Presbyterian is taking active steps to improve the health of New Mexicans. For our employees, we offer a robust wellness program, including free access to our on-site and community-based gyms, nutrition coaching and classes, wellness challenges and more.Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who choose to work here. The hard work of our physicians, nurses, employees, board members and volunteers grew Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system that serves more than 875,000 New Mexicans.About Presbyterian Healthcare ServicesPresbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, we are the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees - including more than 1,600 providers and nearly 4,700 nurses.Our health plan serves more than 580,000 members statewide and offers Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (Centennial Care) and Commercial health plans.About Our Regional Delivery SystemPresbyterian's Regional Delivery System is a network of six hospitals and medical centers throughout rural New Mexico including locations in Clovis, Espanola, Ruidoso, Santa Fe, Socorro and Tucumcari. Our regional facilities are home to more than 1,600 clinical and non-clinical employees who help make Presbyterian the state's largest private employer with nearly 14,000 statewide employees. With a variety of services ranging from general surgery to pediatrics to heart and cancer care, our regional employees are proud to provide close-to-home care for their communities.We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.About New MexicoNew Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost-of living.Varied landscapes bring filmmakers here from around the world to capture a slice of the natural beauty New Mexicans enjoy every day. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture - from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes.New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.#CC123#LI-PHARM

Keywords: Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Rio Rancho , Bariatric Dietitian, Other , Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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