Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (Bilingual Spanish preferred) - Bariatric Surgery - Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the Division Chief for Bariatric Surgery, provides quality nutrition care and education to patients and family members. Assesses the nutritional status of patients and recommends the appropriate nutrition therapy as it pertains to the patients’ nutritional needs.  Provides nutrition counseling to patients and family members, as indicated.  The Dietitian is responsible for activities that support patient focused care within their assigned patient units.  Adheres to department and hospital philosophies, standards, objectives and policies and procedures.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluates the nutritional status of patients by reviewing pertinent information obtained from the electronic medical record and the interdisciplinary health care team. Applies knowledge of nutrition screening and assessment to specific patient populations to determine their nutritional needs.
  • Documents pertinent findings in the medical record as per policy.
  • Provides quality nutrition counseling to patients and family members as indicated.
  • Evaluates nutrition care plans for effectiveness and recommends changes as needed. Uses professional judgment to adapt and apply guidelines, protocols and professional standards of care to the new and changing needs of the patient.
  • Evaluates and assesses the need for enteral and parenteral nutrition support, and provides recommendations as indicated.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds as needed. Communicates effectively with members of the health team.
  • Assist with discharge planning as needed.
  • Precepts dietetic interns and instructs them on the competencies required to complete their assigned rotation.  Provides feedback for incorporation into student evaluations.
  • Participates in community focused education programs.
  • In conjunction with the division of bariatric surgery physicians and physician extenders, works with patients on all aspects of the pre and post-operative nutrition plans and clinical management for bariatric surgery.
  • Collaborates with the clinical and quality teams on all other aspects of the American College of Surgeons requirements for the MBSAQIP level I bariatric surgery accreditation.
Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of 0- 2 years’ experience, including dietetic internship.

  • Registered Dietitian (RD) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or RD eligible with successful completion of the RD exam within three months of the date of hire

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to effectively multitask

Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
 
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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