Providence Health & Services Dietitian *2,000-on Bonus* in Portland, Oregon
Providence is calling a Dietitian - Nutrition Services (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Home Services Orego in Portland, OR.
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We are seeking a Dietitian - Nutrition Services who will work closely with the departmental and interdisciplinary health care team to provide inpatient and outpatient care that is integrated and compatible with patient-centered medical goals and objectives. Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (NCPT) to assess nutrition status, identify nutrition diagnoses, performs nutrition-focused physical examination, interprets results and makes nutrition diagnoses, orders nutrition and diet orders, designs and implement nutrition care plans and evaluate outcomes of nutrition care plans for patients who are at nutrition risk or malnourished. Provides medical nutrition therapy and professional nutrition counseling methods to patients, families and the community.
A Dietitian who will apply evidence-based practice guidelines, instructional methods and tools in clinical practice. Utilizes nutrition-related information systems and patient medical record systems to successfully coordinate patient nutrition care and dining experiences.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Assess the patient's current nutritional status and metabolic condition to recognize characteristics that place patient at risk for malnutrition, and other nutrition related problems including nutrient deficiency, insufficiency and excess
Identify, define, develop, implement and monitor the nutrition care plan to meet identified nutrition-related outcomes
Clearly document nutrition plan in medical record following standards of care and approved charting formats
Critically analyze and report findings to, and in conjunction with the physician, health care staff, patients and/or families to coordinate nutrition care for the best patient outcome
Write diet related orders in the patients' medical record to enable timely and accurate patient treatment and outcomes
Monitor, identify and manage ongoing patient nutritional needs, recommending appropriate modifications in medical nutrition therapy as indicated, or writing orders within scope of practice
Implement medical staff approved nutrition protocols to provide optimal patient care
Provide and document discharge information and discharge care plans to patients and their next care providers
Contact and communicates verbally with physicians when the patient nutrition condition requires rapid physician response
Create a Nutrition Diagnosis of protein-calorie malnutrition for all patients based on approved clinical characteristics, bring all patients with nutrition risk and malnutrition concerns to the attention of the physician in a timely manner using organizational standard processes
Assist in the development of educational programs and literature to support healthy nutrition habits and lifestyles
Counsel, teach and support patients, family and care providers in principles and applications of the nutrition plan, taking into account individual patients' unique cultural, religious, physical or age-related needs and preferences
Collaborate with other professionals for care and reports patient care practices when they are inconsistent with accepted clinical nutrition practice
Perform all duties within the context of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scope of Practice of the registered dietitian nutritionist in a manner that promotes team concept and reflects the Providence Health & Services mission, values, goals and philosophy
About Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services in Oregon
Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services in Portland, Oregon provides pharmaceutical services to patients in communities throughout Oregon and into Washington. Patient safety, patient satisfaction, and clinical outcomes are our priorities. Our services include nutrition and pharmacological therapies to patients in their homes or in our Ambulatory Suite, disease management and related specialized infusion therapies, and clinical nurse, pharmacist, and nutrition consulting and support services.
Providence hospitals and clinics are located throughout Oregon, ranging from the Columbia River Gorge to wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. The Columbia River delineates much of Oregon's northern boundary with Washington. A short drive across the Columbia River Intestate Bridge connects Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. Oregon has the ocean, mountains, valleys, high desert, cities, small towns, and almost everything in between. Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities abound from hiking, fishing, biking, camping, boating, wine tasting, craft beer venues, specialty coffee roasters and vibrant culinary experiences.
Required qualifications for this position includes:
Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics or related field (educational requirements as established by the American Dietetic Association).
Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Current AHA BLS (Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider) or ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) required within 30 days of hire.
Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian (CNSD) required or obtain within one year of hire date.
Valid driver's license.
Driving record consistent with GOP Safe Driving Policy 330 Incident Point Matrix at time of hire.
Two (2) years experience in a clinical setting.
Preferred qualifications for this position includes:
- Two (2) years experience in Nutrition Support.
About Providence in Oregon
As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.
The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,
"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."
Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.
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Job Category: Health Care
Req ID: 298644