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Avamere Health Services, LLC Registered Dietitian in Tacoma, Washington

Description Job Summary The essential role of the dietitian is to provide medical nutrition therapy consistent with patient goals and clinical status and provide regular consultation to the director of nutrition and foodservice through routine nutrition quality assurance audits in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our company, and as may be directed by the supervisor Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities Conduct nutrition assessments for all patients using the Nutrition Care Process (assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitor, evaluation), utilizing pertinent data to create patient-specific nutrition plans. Specializing care in accordance with age-specific populations, religious, ethnic, and cultural needs. Perform Nutrition-Focused Physical Examinations and nutrition interviews routinely. Assess appropriateness of therapeutic diets. Develop and/or evaluate enteral and parenteral nutrition prescriptions, making recommendations as needed. Evaluate effectiveness of nutrition interventions and adjust as clinically indicated to support outcome goals. Participate in facility Nutrition At Risk (NAR) meetings to assess higher risk individuals requiring regular interdisciplinary team evaluation. Administrative Duties: Communicate regularly with the IDT through interdisciplinary meetings, and other forms of preferred communication. Schedule and announce departmental meeting times, dates, places, etc. as needed/identified. Perform administrative duties such as completing necessary forms, reports, nutrition quality assurance audits, etc. to ensure dietary department compliance with policy, state, and federal regulations. Work with food service director to assure food service staff are demonstrating safe, sanitary practices, and providing meals as prescribed. Provide nutrition-related in-services as requested. Review and approve of facility menus bi-yearly, assuring nutritional adequacy consistent with diet manual. Approve of substitutions as needed. Agree not to disclose assigned user ID code and password for accessing resident/facility information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Supervisor. Agree not to disclose resident\'s protected health information and promptly report suspected or known violations of such disclosure to the Administrator. Follow infection control procedures established at each facility. Requirements and Qualifications Education and Credentials Bachelor\'s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or a closely related field and completion of a dietetic internship approved by the Accreditation Council of Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Maintains Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), and continuing education required. Experience/Minimum Qualifications At least (1) year of healthcare experience in clinical dietetics preferred. Possess skills to organize, prioritize tasks to adhere to clinical expectations, function independently and make independent decisions with minimal assistance. Safe and reliable form of transportation required to reach facility under diverse weather conditions. Qualifications Licenses & Certifications Certified Dietary Manager (preferred) Dietician (preferred) Avamere Companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer