Registered Dietitian

Registered Dietitian

Consulate Health Care | Ocean Springs, MS, 39566, US
Salary Range:$41,000 – $47,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 17 days ago

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Description

Job Overview

Purpose of Your Job Position

As a Consulate Health Care Registered Dietitian, you are entrusted with the responsibility of caring for our residents, families, co-workers, visitors, and all others; as well as demonstrating in all interactions, Consulate Health Care's five core values of Compassion, Honesty, Integrity, Respect, and Passion. The primary purpose of your job position is to plan, organize, develop, and direct the nutritional care of the residents in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and as may be directed by the Executive Director, the ensure that quality nutritional services are being provided on a daily basis and to act as a resource to the Director of Dining Services so that the Food Services Department is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner. You are entrusted to provide innovative, responsible healthcare with the creation and implementation of new ideas and concepts that continually improve systems and processes to achieve superior results.

Job Functions

As Registered Dietitian, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. Responsible for planning, organizing, developing, and directing the nutritional care of the resident, in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility, and may be directed by the Executive Director to ensure that quality nutritional services are being provided on a daily basis, and to act as a resource to the Director of Dining Services so that the Food Services Department is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner. No supervisory function. This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by the supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time, for any reason.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in developing policies and procedures governing the operations of the Dining Services Department, including nutrition care. Interpret the department's policies and procedures to employees, residents, visitors, government agencies, etc., as necessary. Make written oral reports/recommendations to the Executive Director or RVPO as necessary/required concerning the operation of Dining Services Department. Inspect food storage room, utility/janitorial closes, etc., for upkeep and supply control. Ensure hazardous materials are properly labeled and stored. Review and assist in developing a plan of correction for any food service deficiencies noted during state/federal surveys and provide a written copy of such plan to the Executive Director for his/her approval. Review and make recommendations for an ongoing quality assurance program for the Food Services Department. Participate in facility/state federal (inspections) as directed. Ensure that charted food service progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and of the resident's response to the service. Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with current industry standards of practice as well as established policies and procedures. Act as a liaison between the Dietary department and other departments. Provide consultation to the Director of Dining Services, Executive Director, and/or RVPO on federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to food service operations. Complete monthly sanitation and safety check of the Food Service Department and report results to the Executive Director and RVPO.

Education & Experience

* Must possess, as a minimum, a Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Dietetics from an accredited college or university.
* Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association and/or licensed in Dietetics by the applicable state.
* Must have, as a minimum, 3-5 year(s) of dietary experience in long-term care either as a consultant or in a supervisory capacity.

Specific Requirements

* Must possess a current, unencumbered active license to practice as a dietitian in this state.
* Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language and possess good communication skills.
* Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
* Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
* Must be knowledgeable of dietary practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing dietary functions in the nursing facility.
* Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.
* Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of the Food Services Department.
* Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of food service areas; must perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety, and proper performance of assigned duties.
* Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
* Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing food service practices.
* Must be able to read and interpret food service cost reports, financial data, etc.
* Must be able to relate information concerning the resident's condition.
* Must not pose a threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

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