Plum Healthcare Group Registered Dietitian in Auburn, California
The Dietitian provides nutritional analysis and guidance to individual residents to treat and prevent disease. They also work closely with the Dietary Department to maintain good nutritional standards and process improvement. This position is responsible for overseeing regulatory compliance for county and state regulations
Graduate with a BS in Food and Nutrition or a related field.
Credentialed as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) ServSafe® certified
At least one year experience in nursing home setting preferred
Management experience preferred
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide nutritional services for the facility’s residents in order to maximize the their nutritional status and improve clinical outcomes. Oversees regulatory compliance for county and state regulations. Actively participate in process improvement activities that enhance the likelihood that resident will achieve their resident-specific dietary goals, as determined by their physician. Provide resident-specific education to resident/family regarding nutritional status, adequacy measures and results, fluid status, and all other nutrition-related parameters. Completes nutritional assessment and participates in the interdisciplinary comprehensive assessments. Participate with the interdisciplinary team in the development of a written, individualized comprehensive plan of care that specifies the services necessary to address the resident’s needs, in accordance with established Federal and, where applicable, state licensure guidelines. Knows and able to implement local, state, and federal regulations. Ensure resident satisfaction, proper diet maintenance, quality care, regulatory compliance and good public relations through safe and efficient use of resources. Provides resident with ongoing nutrition assessment and outcome-oriented nutrition counseling necessary to assist resident in achieving and sustaining an effective nutritional status. Identifies malnourished residents as well as residents at risk for malnutrition and works collaboratively with interdisciplinary team to identify appropriate interventions, resources or solutions. Implements plan of care with involvement of resident and/or family members. Monitors adherence and response to nutrition therapy, adjusts therapy as needed to achieve and sustain an effective nutritional status, documents why the resident was unable to achieve the goals and implements the plan of care to address issues impacting the resident’s ability to achieve the goals. When appropriate, works with Case Manager to coordinate plan of care for resident education and identifies candidates to refer to physician for nutritional supplements, as per disease management agreements. Participates in pertinent staff meetings (i.e. general staff, quality improvement), Care plan meetings, and others as applicable. Consults with the Plum Dietitian regarding nutrition concerns as needed. Maintains and improves knowledge and skills for a competent and innovative practice. Maintains dietetic registration and continuing education hours as specified by American Dietetic Association and state licensure regulations where applicable. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team, ensuring that all work areas are safe and clean. Participate in Quality Assurance Programs Participate in Infection Control, Quality Assurance, Resident Care and Safety Committee meetings. Attend in-service education and staff meetings as required React appropriately to emergencies and disaster situations Be courteous, considerate and cooperative when communicating with all facility personnel, residents and public Promote and maintain good public relations on behalf of the facility Participate in annual CDPH surveys Performs other nutrition management duties as assigned.