To provide complete nutritional care of high priority and at risk patients, in the inpatient setting, based on preceding nutritional assessment and work cooperatively with representatives from other disciplines on nutrition-related problems or projects. To provide complete nutrition care and education to patients and/or responsible family members in various Cape Cod Hospital based outpatient and community programs.
Performs nutritional assessments and nutrition screens, which are appropriate and timely per established policies and procedure.
Develops nutrition care plans and monitors patient response to care plan developed, utilizing the Nutrition Care Process and provides discharge diet instructions.
Educates patients and/or responsible family member in physician ordered diet modifications using department approved educational materials and a language interpreter when necessary.
Consults with Clinical Nutrition Manager and/or with other Dietitians within the department regarding care plans for patients with complex needs.
Makes appropriate recommendations to prescribing physician for necessary changes in diet orders, bases on results of nutritional assessment.
Documents provided medical nutrition therapy and education in the patient's medical record, discharge/departmental files.
Upholds departmental and inter-departmental protocols regarding delivery of medical nutrition therapy.
Acts as a professional resource person for non-professional and non-clinical employees within the department.
Communicates interdepartmentally with other health care professionals, as well as with community health agencies.
Participates in reviewing, updating and reformulating the hospital's diet manual and educational materials.
Participates in Performance Improvement activities and tracks clinical productivity.
Acts as a preceptor for nutrition students and dietetic interns.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 50006614
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Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) has two acute care hospitals (Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital), the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility (JML Care Center), an assisted living facility (Heritage at Falmouth), and numerous health programs.