Clinical Nutritionist

Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY
RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Clinical/Technical/Service

1. Providesnutrition services as an integral component of health care primarily in theout-patient nutrition clinic to include developing and implementing anutritional care plan and providing individual or group instructions

2. Assessesnutritional status including biochemical and clinical measures as well asnutrient and energy requirements

3. Developsnutrition care plans and counsels patient and involves other concerned personsin the nutrition principles of the prescribed diet, adapting the diet plan tothe individual's lifestyle

4. Documentscare plan and progress in medical record as well as recommending appropriatefollow-up

5. Conductsnutrition classes to patients and evaluates effectiveness

6. Plans for alternate methods and/or systems fornutrition education (programmed, audio-visual) when appropriate

7. Developsand utilizes educational materials for use in teaching

8. Demonstratesthe knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical,psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the ageof the patients served in assigned area

Age Specific Competencies(Neonate/Infant, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric)

a. Identifiesphysical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group

b.Modifies approaches based onpatient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.

c. Providescare for patients based on age-specific needs

d.Uses communication techniqueswhich are age appropriate

B. Organizational/Managerial

9. Participatesin the department's performance improvement activities

10. Maintainspatient/employee confidentiality in the management of information

11. Assistsin planning, developing and implementing OPN Clinic programs, classes andrelated educational materials

12. Maintainseffective written records for required daily and monthly statistics

C. Educational/Professional Development

13. Participatesin the development of other staff members

14. Meetsregulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements

15. Identifieslearning strengths and needs

16. Utilizeslearning resources

17. Participatesin training and evaluation of dietetic interns

18. Successfullycompletes physical exam every 12 months

D. Communication/Relationships

19. Demonstratesa professional, courteous, and respectful attitude in dealing with patients,families and significant others

20. Displayscourtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of thehospital staff and extended community

21. Adheresto Continuum's legal and ethical standards

22. Maybe required to perform other duties as assigned

Items 1-21 are essential functions of this position under the Americanswith Disabilities Act

ContinuumHealth Partners is committed to the tenets of diversity and workforce that isstrengthened by the inclusion of and respect for our differences

EDUCATION REQUIRED

Bachelor's degree

EXPERIENCES AND/OR SKILLS REQUIRED

One year experience in hospital therapeutics. Bi-Lingual preferred.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Registered Dietitian.

JOB HAZARDS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS