Strength Through Diversity.
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Roles & Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Clinical Nutrition Manager, 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 & Responsibilities
1. Evaluates the nutritional status of patients by reviewing pertinent information obtained from the electronic medical record and the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Applies knowledge of nutrition screening and assessment to specific patient populations to determine their nutritional needs. Conducts nutrition-focused physical exams and maintains working knowledge of malnutrition diagnostic criteria and treatment.
2. Documents pertinent findings in the medical record as per policy.
3. Provides quality nutrition counseling to patients and family members as indicated.
4. 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.
5. Participates in interdisciplinary rounds as needed. Communicates effectively with members of the healthcare team.
6. Assists with discharge planning as needed.
7. Precepts dietetic interns and instructs them on the competencies required to complete their assigned rotation. Provides feedback for incorporation into student evaluations.
8. Participates in projects within the department, including providing education via nutrition-related in services, interdepartmental nutrition programs, lectures, and community-focused programs.
9. Other duties as assigned.
- Registered Dietitian (RD) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) required
- 1-2 years’ experience preferred
- Data Entry and computer proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel Microsoft Outlook Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
- Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
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.