Reporting to working under the direction of the Assistant Manager/Chief Clinical Dietitian the Dietitian I is responsible for providing nutrition assessment, intervention and education to inpatients and outpatients. This position is responsible for providing quality nutrition care to patients in the medical, surgical, behavioral, intensive care, and/or transitional care units. Medical Nutrition Therapy and quality nutrition care provided by the Clinical Dietitian can aid in the management of multiple disease states and is essential for improving the nutrition status of patients who are at risk for malnutrition or who already have malnutrition.
B.S. Degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, or a related field.
Completion of an internship or training program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
Registration and state licensure by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (C.D.R.) and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (I.D.P.R.) required.
Maintains professional registration and licensure according to the guidelines set by the above regulating organizations.
The analytical and problem solving skills necessary to interpret lab data, review medical records, evaluate diet information, and assess nutrition status in order to formulate and implement appropriate nutrition care and education for improving nutrition status.
The interpersonal skills necessary to effectively educate and interact with patients and their families and to communicate with nurses, physicians, and other hospital personnel.
The physical ability to frequently walk to and from patient rooms.
The technical skills and ability to use a calculator for assessments and a computer to obtain information or create documents.
Maintenance, Food Service,Housekeeping and Security
West Suburban Medical Center PT1 Days