PruittHealth Dietitian Consultant in Athens, Georgia
Category : Clinical Services
Location/City : GA - Athens
Id : 24426
Title: Regional Dietitian Consultant - ClinicalLocation: Athens, GA and Surrounding areaPOSITION SUMMARY:Responsible for clinical nutrition assessment and recommendations of care for residents/patients in long term care facilities. Provides leadership and management expertise to promote regulatory compliance, quality nutrition and safety.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Â· Partner with facility on policies and procedures for workplace safety including infection control procedures and application of universal precautionsÂ· Effectively communicate (both written and orally) with physicians, staff, residents and families, consultants, and corporate staff in respect to all phases of dietary services.Â· Knowledge and able to follow ethical standards of the professing in honesty, loyalty, integrity and respect for others.Â· Assures that the facilities have a consultant that is able to provide professional nutrition consultation in accordance with state and federal regulations and nutrition standards of care and practice.Â· Verifies dietary services are in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.Â· Responsible for each facility completing timely and appropriate documentation.Â· Provides medical nutrition therapy on new admissions and residents at nutritional risk according to national standards of practice.Â· Acts as an advisor to the dietary manager in development of staff training as well as providing in â?'service training for the dietary department and nursing staff.Â· Assures that the administrator and corporate staff receive the consultant reports containing all activities performed during consultation.Â· Will work on multiple projects simultaneously focusing on needs of consultants, facilities, peers and corporate staff.Â· Recommends kitchens and other food service equipment needs for all centers.Â· Maintain continuing education in the nutrition profession.Â· Exercises discretion and good judgment in interpersonal relationships with staff, residents, family members and peers in the organization.LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Â· Minimum of a Baccalaureate degree with major in relevant field. Recent grads encouraged to apply.Â· Must be a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and hold a current License in GA,SC, NC.Â· Knowledge to successfully evaluate and apply the principles of nutritional standards to resident and facility situations to assure dietary services meet standards of care and quality.Â· Knowledge of local, state and federal laws and regulations, including relevant sanitation and safety codes LTC.Â· Able to evaluate and direct dietary services activities including but not limited to food handling, preparation, service and delivery.Â· Strong organization and planning skills needed to direct, assist and provide information in a timely manner.Â· Leadership skills are needed to assure, guide, and facilitate the consultants in their daily duties, problems and situations.Â· Able to make quick logical decisions that will benefit the resident, staff and facility.At PruittHealth, Committed to Caring isn't simply a tagline, it's the way we do business and it's ingrained in our culture. At PruittHealth, we don't hire employees â we welcome partners!Since its inception in 1969, PruittHealth has been a family-owned innovative organization committed to providing exceptional care across a wide spectrum of services including: skilled nursing care, assisted & independent living, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, rehabilitation, pharmacy/infusion services and more.
Today, the organization is the 14th largest skilled nursing provider in the United States, spans across the Southeast, touches 170 communities, cares for 24,000 patients daily, and is driven by 16,000 passionate partners.For immediate consideration, please click the "Apply Now" at the top right of this screen.PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.