Clinical Dietician PRN- Food and Nutrition in Las Cruces, NM at LifePoint Health

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Memorial Medical Center

Provides inpatient and/or outpatient clinical nutrition services through utilization of all aspects of the nutrition care process.

Essential Functions

Conducts Nutrition Screening / Prioritization of care for all patients that need to be seen on a daily basis.

Utilizes knowledge in the area of medical nutrition therapy to apply the Nutrition Care Process, including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition interventions, and monitoring and evaluating of the patient’s progress according to age, disease, and individual needs.

Utilizes current / evidence based protocols in order to ensure medical nutrition therapy practices to meet established guidelines.

Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient and family education. Develops, evaluates and utilizes appropriate education materials for patients. Identifies learning needs using methods appropriate to each patient's developmental and educational level; evaluates and documents learner response to teaching.

Completes all required documentation including nutritional care plan, assessments, consultations, nutrient intake analyses and patient education in the patient's medical record and on all required documentation tools in a timely, professional and thorough manner.

Attends multidisciplinary care plan rounds on assigned floors as indicated by hospital and department policy and procedures.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education: B.S., B.A. or higher degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a related discipline. Successful completion of internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Minimum Experience: Minimum of 1 year as a practicing registered dietitian preferred. Teaching or seminar development and delivery experience. Experience with multi-level programs preferred.

Certification/Licensure: Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Licensed Dietitian with the State of New Mexico. 


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