Food and Nutrition Services Department
PRN, 0.001 FTE
Highlands Regional Medical Center
Highlands Regional Medical Center is a 126-bed acute hospital providing a full range of Emergency, Surgical and Inpatient and Outpatient services. Serving Sebring, Florida, and the surrounding counties since 1965, Highlands Regional Medical Center offers advanced technology and attracts the most highly qualified physicians and surgeons in the area. The Emergency Room offers the area’s only dedicated Senior ER featuring designated parking, hearing amplifiers, optical devices, special attention to discharge planning and one-on-one help with scheduling follow-up appointments. The Orthopedic Institute at Highlands provides patients undergoing joint replacement surgery an upscale environment while also promoting wellness and healing. The hospital specializes in surgical services close to home including minimally invasive procedures, which can result in shorter hospital stays and a faster recovery.
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The Clinical Dietitian works under the direction of the Clinical Nutrition Services Manager to ensure that patient’s nutritional needs are met. Visits, screens and prioritizes patient care based on acuity level, affecting the nutritional care of patients. Assesses nutritional needs, develops and implements nutritional care, and evaluates and reports these results appropriately. Coordinates these activities with the department’s management team, cooperating with other areas of the department. Serves as a role model for the department.
Appropriately documents medical nutrition treatment plan in the patient’s medical record indicating all pertinent data and information.
Completes and documents patient education i.e. food drug interaction, nutrition counseling as appropriate in a timely manner.
Completes Nutrition assessments and reassessments on patients in a timely manner as dictated by internal and external regulatory standards.
Demonstrate appropriate use of PPE with a thorough understanding of procedures to minimize exposure in keeping with the safety culture within the hospital.
Conducts Nutrition Screening / Prioritization of care for all patients that need to be seen on a daily basis.
Attends multidisciplinary care plan rounds on assigned floors as indicated by hospital and department policy and procedures.
Takes on an active role in the reviewing / developing and or approving of the diet manual, patient menus, nutrition education materials related to patient care.
Registered Dietitian with the American DieteticAssociation Required
Licensure with the State of Florida, Departmentof Professional Regulation, Board of Medicine Required.
Degree in Human Nutrition or related arearequired
One year of experience in healthcare nutritionmanagement required
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