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Employer / Location: Hays Medical Center / Hays, KS

Position Summary: The dietitian is responsible for: assessing and documenting patient nutritional status; consulting with physician and other health care personnel to determine nutritional needs; instructing and educating patients and their families in nutritional principles, food plans, food selection, and preparation; creating and presenting nutritional education programs; updates policies, procedures, and protocols to maintain standards of care and regulatory requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Completes nutritional assessments to evaluate patient’s nutritional status.
  • Documents nutritional assessment, recommendations, and response to nutritional therapy in a timely manner.
  • Provides nutritional counseling in accordance with physician’s written orders.
  • Coordinates specialized patient needs with Call Center Associates. Enters patient needs – supplements/snacks in dietetic services software.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates nutritional care plans and provides follow-up documentation.

Other Duties

  • Assists in creating, reviewing, and revising policies.
  • Recognizes and participates in quality improvement projects.
  • Keeps abreast of current dietetic issues, serves as a resource for staff, students, other interested individuals.
  • Provides clinical nutrition services for Pawnee Valley Hospital.

Education/Experience: bachelors degree with the completion of the accredited dietetic internship program or bachelors degree with the completion of an accredited coordinated program required.

Certificates and Licenses: registered dietitian required or registry-eligible and must obtain with in the first six months of employment; current Kansas state licensure or must obtain within the first six months of employment and may require additional state licensure based on population served; BLS certification required or must complete BLS certification with in the first two weeks of employment.