Registered Dietician in Maplewood, MN at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 4/19/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Registered Dietitians play an integral role in maintaining the optimal standard of care for people in long term care; not only will you be able to share your specialized knowledge for the nutrition needs of many disease states and allergies, but you will also play a role in food preparation and menu planning, counseling patients, and administering therapeutic diets.

 

Schedule: Weekday shifts, four days per week.

Pay:$24.00-$27.00/per hour depending upon years of experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Assess nutritional needs, develop and implement nutritional care plans, evaluate and report the results appropriately
  • Coordinate activities with the Director of Dietary.
  • Attends required in-services and completes assigned on-line modules.
  • Represent the department at various committee meetings as requested.
  • Attend required seventy-five (75) hours of professional continuing education every five (5) years.
  • Perform other department duties or special assignments as directed by the Director of Dietary or Executive Director.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.
  • Minimum of one year clinical nutrition experience in a geriatric healthcare setting.
  • Verbal and writing abilities necessary to communicate work effectively with various levels of staff, residents, family members and the public, required documentation in medical records.
  • Numerical ability necessary to make various computations in calculating diet patterns, tube feeds, nutritional requirements and assisting the Director of Dietary in his/her responsibilities.
  • Ability to apply principles of personnel administration to assist the Director of Dietary in his/her responsibilities.
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours to attend special family conferences or meetings.
  • Stands and walks intermittently throughout the working day. Visual acuity for reviewing medical records and completing forms. Color discrimination in evaluating appearance of prepared food and attractiveness of meal trays. Taste and smell discrimination in evaluating palatability of prepared food.
  • Exposure to temperature and humidity changes as in entering refrigerated storage areas, dishwashing and food preparation areas.
  • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devices for tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled