Registered Dietitian
American Senior Communities
 Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description

Caring people make the difference at American Senior Communities!

American Senior Communities has proudly served customers since the year 2000 with a long history of excellent outcomes. We are Indiana-owned and operated, and we aren't ever going to forget our roots. We take great pride in our Hoosier heritage with Hoosier hospitality ingrained in everything we do. As experts in senior care, we are not just doing a job, but following a calling.

Compassion, Accountability, Relationships and Excellence are the core values for American Senior Communities. These words not only form an acronym for C.A.R.E. , they are our guiding principles and create the framework for all of our relationships with customers, staff, family members and the community at large.

We are currently accepting applications for the following position:

Registered Dietitian

Provides clinical documentation in the form of nutrition assessments, routine quarterly progress notes, significant change assessments and routine follow up notes for all residents. Responsible for accurate MDS Dietary completion, development of care plans for residents and revision of care plans as resident condition changes. Serves as a team leader for the Nutrition at Risk meeting.

ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:

  • Completes and updates nutritional status for the comprehensive resident assessment process.
  • Performs assessments to identify residents' current needs for dietary services and those residents at nutritional risk. Refers residents to Registered Dietitian for additional evaluation.
  • Interviews residents, interested family members, legal representatives, and significant others to obtain and update information needed to develop individualized plans of care to accommodate individual needs and preferences and to protect and promote residents' rights. 
  • Runs the Nutrition At Risk Interdisciplinary Team Meeting by keeping an updated list of all residents who meet the risk requirements. Provides leadership and discussion of residents with the team members to determine appropriate interventions for the residents and assist with follow through.
  • Works cooperatively with members of the interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care. Attend care conferences, nutritional wellness committee, and wound rounds. Communicates resident concerns and responses to interventions to the interdisciplinary team members and direct care staff.
  • Responsible for inputting resident weights in to a designated computer program to identify those residents with significant weight changes, and providing this information to the rest of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Records progress notes in the clinical records including subjective findings, objective symptoms, observations of behavior, interventions provided to resident and resident's responses to dietary interventions.
  • Identifies ways to accommodate resident's choices, preferences, and customary routines in matters of eating. Includes these approaches in plan of care and gives information to direct care staff. Cooperates with other departments to identify and accommodate individual resident needs and preferences.
  • Conducts regular meal observations, reviews records, and interviews staff and residents to ensure that all residents are receiving food in the amount, type, consistency, and frequency to maintain adequate nutritional parameters. If food intake is inadequate or resident's nutritional status is poor, adjusts the menus to meet nutrient needs of the resident. Refers complex issues to the Registered Dietitian for assessment and intervention.
  • Maintains workplace in an orderly clean manner. Stores supplies and equipment in proper place when not in use.
  • Assists the Dietary Manager with verification of resident information regarding new admissions, diet order changes, room changes, and daily census.
  • Attends in-service education programs and staff meetings as assigned and applies information to job tasks.
  • Actively participates in the long term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining presence at all times while surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate. Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies. Collaborates with the Executive Director to develop responses to survey report as needed.

We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:

  • Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Career Growth
  • Referral Bonuses up to $1000

Job Requirements

Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, familymembers, customers and staff.

Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or Food Science.

Registered in the state of Indiana.