Salary – Exempt
The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist helps plan, develop, organize, monitor and supervise the nutritional status of a resident/patient in accordance with the the current federal, state and locas standards as well as the policy of RiverSpring/Hebrew Home. Primary responsibilities include working effectively with the interdisciplinary care team to effectively and accurately assess the nutritional status of the residents and provide a comprehensive care plan.
- Follows and maintains policies, standards, and programs for the provision of optimal Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to residents. This includes participating in all clinical activities, which include, but is not limited to malnutrition screening, individual clinical nutrition assessment utilizing NFPE standardized protocols as needed, identifying residents at nutritional risk and recommending and/or implementing appropriate nutritional interventions to address issues, follow-up care and documentation, discharge recommendations and/or resident and caregiver education.
- Experienced with the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) scheduled assessment completion and documentation requirements.
- Participates in weekly weight and pressure injury reviews and documents according to policy and procedures.
- Participates in care plan meetings, family meetings as per assignment.
- Correctly endorses physician diet orders according to protocol.
- Maintains confidentiality of residents and home information.
- Participates in meal rounds on assigned neighborhoods.
- Familiar with the Patient-driven Payment Model (PDPM) and the value and impact of identifying those residents at risk for malnutrition as well as obesity and enteral and parenteral care on the facility’s reimbursement requirements and standards.
- Assists with the team’s QAPI program by executing audits and adhering to the established standards and goals for Clinical Nutrition to maintain high-quality care.
- Utilizes equipment, resources, and programs to provide efficient and high-quality care.
- Develops and implements nutrition and wellness activities appropriate to the specific needs of the resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to the age of the resident population when applicable.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other facility departments to provide a unified approach to resident care.
- Participates in, develops, implements, and documents in-service education programs for Nursing, Dining Services Staff including Nutrition Care Supervisor, Dietetic Interns (if applicable), students, and other nutrition and interdisciplinary personnel (nursing, pharmacy, medical, therapy) to provide continuing education and training.
- Maintains and establishes systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment. Complies with all CMS, USDA, FDA, DOH, OSHA regulations, and other local, state, and federal government regulations and codes as applicable.
- Maintains compliance with NexDine standards of operation and client contract.
- Maintains registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Licensure/Certification through the state board as applicable.
- Maintains professional continuing education annually.
- Maintains compliance with all requirements of Federal, State, and local regulations and guidelines including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
- May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Strategic Thinking
- Operational Excellence
- Performance Management
- Communication Proficiency
- Customer/Client Focus
- Project Management
- Business Acumen
- Presentation Skills
This position serves as a member of the nutrition care team.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, televisions, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. These environments will include client facilities and the NEXDINE Corporate Office.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The position requires auditory & visual skills and the ability to follow written & oral instructions and procedures.
This position does not require travel unless there is scheduled training deemed necessary to the job function.
The position requires the Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credentialing and at least 1 year of experience within long-term care or healthcare settings, Sigma care (EMR) and Meal Suite (Diet/Menu platform) are preferred, not required. Current ServSafe certification is preferred.
Required Education and Experience
- Completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- Completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies.
- Pass a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
- Obtain / Maintain required state licensure/certification to practice dietetics, if required.
- CDN/NY State Certification required within 1 year of hire.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
NexDine is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Employer.