Dietician

Como/Roseville, East Side, Highland, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, West St. Paul, Woodbury
Posted 4 weeks ago

 

Entira Family Clinics provide comprehensive, patient-centered medical services, in family medicine clinics located in your neighborhood. As an independent organization of physicians, we are uniquely prepared to provide the highest quality of care and value for our patients and staff.  Our 10 clinic locations are conveniently located in the Twin Cities. Our organization is built on the relationships we form.  Our relationships with our patients, our employees and our community are at the center of everything we do.

Equal Employment Opportunities: We believe equity is essential for optimal health outcomes and are committed to achieve optimal health for all by actively eliminating barriers due to racism, poverty, gender identity, and other determinants of health. We are committed to equitable care and working in an environment that celebrates, promotes, and protects diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are committed to bringing in individuals with new cultural perspectives to assist in creating a more equitable healthcare organization.

We are currently seeking a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to join our team. This full-time role will be located in St. Paul, MN. This role provides nutrition consultation and education for patients and their families who are screened for nutrition risk, identified with nutrition risk, and/or referred by providers or other healthcare providers for nutrition-related problems, chronic disease management, to meet regulatory requirements, or for prevention and wellness.  The RDN is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team who serves as the patient’s nutrition advocate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Patient Care

  • Nutrition Assessment: Conducts a nutrition assessment.
  • Reviews dietary intake for factors that affect health conditions and nutritional risk.
  • Utilizes medical history, laboratory data, drug profile, anthropometric measurements, and diet history to evaluate nutrition-related consequences.
  • Performs nutrition focused physical exam (NFPE) during assessments.
  • Evaluates psychosocial, functional, and behavioral factors related to food access, selection, preparation; physical activity; and understanding of health condition.
  • Evaluates patient and family’s knowledge, readiness to learn, and potential for changing behaviors.
  • Observes patient and family for nonverbal and verbal cues that can guide and prompt effective interviewing methods.
  • Determines when a problem requires consultation or referral to another provider or service.
  • Nutrition Intervention, Formulates and determines a plan of action that is focused on the etiology of the problem and known to be effective based on best current knowledge of evidence from Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guidelines.

Documentation

  • Documents relevant, accurate, and timely information performed in steps in the Nutrition Care Process in the patient’s electronic medical record in accordance with department standards.
  • Participates in planning and education of home nutrition support when necessary.
  • Coordinates care with colleagues in a variety of medical and home settings to ensure appropriate care.
  • Serves as an educator and resource to medical staff and allied health personnel on nutrition issues.

Compliance

  • Demonstrates accountability for proper use of patient’s protected health information imposed by regulatory requirements of the health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) of 1996.
  • Ensures that care delivered to each patient is in accordance with the state form of dietetics regulations, licensing, certification, or registration.
  • Complies with federal requirements set forth under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation (COP) to receive Medicare/Medicaid payment.
  • Ensures state and local certifications for health, safety, and quality standards are met.
  • The RDN uses the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF) to determine scope of practice, established Standards of Practice and Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) in nutrition care and practice-specific dietetics, and as available, evidence-based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Services or Dietetics
  • Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited and supervised practice program required. 
  • Registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) upon hire required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a hospital and/or clinic setting.
  • Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all steps.
  • Comprehensive knowledge, application of medical nutrition therapy, motivational interviewing, and techniques for effecting behavior change.
  • Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinions, active listening, and observations.
  • Decision making, problem solving and collaboration.
  • Excellent counseling skills and ability to relate to a multi-ethnic community and varied learning levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish productive working relationships with multidisciplinary teams and support services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to patients, public, medical staff, and providers.
  • Ability to organize tasks and function independently.
  • Ability to develop a nutritional program within the organization.
  • Ability to counsel and motivate others, as individuals and as a group.
  • General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, spreadsheet, and professional presentation software.

 

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