Within an interdisciplinary team approach, plans and delivers nutrition care for patients of the Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center, including bariatric surgery in-patients and out-patients during both the pre-operative and post-operative phases of care, medical weight loss patients, and general outpatient nutrition counseling patients. Such care will include nutritional assessment, provision of education to patients and families, interpretation of biochemical and clinical data and recommendations to treating physican and other interdisciplinary team members as to plan of care for patients. Utilizes medical staff approved orders protocol. Provision of care for bariatric surgery patients must meet guidelines for American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery/American College of Surgeons “Metabolic and Bariatric Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP).” Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.
Bachelor’s degree in pertinent clinical discipline – graduate degree preferred.
Registered dietitian status by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionalist in the state of Illinois required.
Certification training in Adult Weight Management or Certified Diabetes Educator preferred but not required.
One to three years of clinical experience preferred. Preferably past experience with the bariatric surgery population.
Experience providing inservice education for hospital staff as well as presentations for consumers/public.
Experience with group nutrition interventions preferred.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Proven ability to function within an interdisciplinary team format of care.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and delivers patient nutrition education lectures on a routine basis.
Participates regularly with the multidisciplinary Bariatric Committee and Medical Weight Loss Committee which meet regularly to review program activities and resolve operational problems or concerns.
Provides clinical and outcomes data through program’s electronic database.
Utilizes facility electronic health record system for efficient production of evaluation reports and progress notes.
Internal Number: 15804-394
About Memorial Health System
One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System of Springfield is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to patient care, education and research. Our more than 6,700 staff members, partnering physicians and hundreds of volunteers are dedicated to improving the health of the communities we have served since 1897. In a year, we serve an average of more than 40,000 inpatients, more than 667,000 outpatients and more than 125,000 patients in our four Emergency Departments. Our highly skilled team has a passion for excellence and is dedicated to providing a great patient experience for every patient every time.In support of our commitment to community responsibility, all Memorial Health System affiliates participate in health screenings and educational events to further provide for the healthcare needs of our community. Learn more about our community benefit initiatives.Mission, Vision & ValuesOur MissionTo improve the health of the people and communities we serve.Our VisionTo be a national leader for excellence in patient care.Our ValuesService to HumanityExcellence in PerformanceRespect for the IndividualValue of EmployeesIntegrity in RelationshipsCommunity ResponsibilityEqual Access