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AdventHealth Registered Dietitian – RD I - Nutritional Services – Part Time - Apopka in Apopka, Florida


Registered Dietitian – RD I - Nutritional Services – Part Time - Apopka

AdventHealth Apopka seeks to hire Registered Dietitian – RD I who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

AdventHealth Apopka is a seven-story, 120-bed hospital offering an extensive range of services including expanded surgical services, advanced surgical suites and a catheterization lab. The hospital also features a 30,000-square-foot emergency department with pediatric-friendly beds, imaging services, a full-service cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and on-site fire station. The hospital opened in December 2017, replacing the 50-bed hospital that AdventHealth had operated in downtown Apopka for more than four decades.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Days vary; 8:00am – 4:30pm

Job Summary:

The Registered Dietitian (RD I) provides medical nutrition therapy including nutrition education, nutrition counseling, enteral/parenteral nutrition intervention, and condition-specific nutrition care on patients/clients using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics AND Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians. Utilizes relevant data to assess patients/clients for nutrition-related problems, identify and label specific treatable nutrition problems/diagnoses, implement appropriate nutrition interventions to correct nutrition-related behaviors/risk factors, and monitor and evaluate outcomes related to nutrition diagnoses, goals, and interventions for patients/clients. Exhibits quality in practice, competence and accountability for ensuring patient safety, and provides safe and quality-based services while meeting the mission and vision of the organization and all regulatory requirements. Applies research to enhance practice and communicates and applies knowledge including effective precepting of students, interns, and staff. Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently, participates in quality improvement programs, supports institutional accreditation, and provides regulatory compliance initiatives. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Ability to use computer-based electronic health record

  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving and customer service skills. Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English

  • Ability to interact constructively with supervisors, peers and support personnel. Ability to work well with minimal supervision

  • Ability to keep accurate and complete records

  • Ability to teach, precept and facilitate experiential training

  • Initiative to keep abreast of new information/products/developments in the field of Dietetics

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations as related to Dietetics practice

  • Proficiency in the Nutrition Care Process of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

  • Proficiency in identifying and using comparative standards to estimate energy, fat, protein, carbohydrate, fiber, fluid, vitamin and mineral needs as well as recommended body weight, BMI, and desired growth patterns

  • Ability to be flexible and willingness to adapt to changes as necessary

  • Bilingual – English required/Spanish preferred (Preferred)

  • Working knowledge of the accreditation requirements of regulatory agencies and International Organization for Standardization quality management systems (Preferred)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition or nutrition-related field)

  • Graduate degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition Health Sciences or nutrition-related field (Preferred)

  • CBORD Diet Office experience (Preferred)

  • Cerner electronic health record experience (Preferred)

  • Experience working with dietetic students and interns (Preferred)

  • Post-graduate training in nutrition (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current, active State of Florida Dietitian/Nutritionist license

  • Current, active Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

  • Advanced practice, Board certification or specialist nutrition certification in nutrition (Preferred)

  • Post-Graduate certificate in nutrition (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.

  • Provision of Services

  • The RD I provide safe, quality dietetic, food, and nutrition services based upon customer expectations and needs, and the mission and vision of the organization by following the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care including the Nutrition Care Process, the Academy Code of Ethics, organization screening, education and assessment procedures, and all national, state, and local regulations. Provides medical nutrition therapy by use of anthropometric measures, biochemical/medical data, nutrition-focused physical exam findings, food and nutrition-related knowledge and history and comparative standards and calculations to assess for nutrition-related problems. Identifies and labels specific treatable nutrition problems/diagnoses. Implements appropriate nutrition interventions to correct nutrition-related behaviors/risk factors, and monitors and evaluates outcomes related to nutrition diagnosis, goals and interventions for patients/clients. Follows effective screening, education and assessment procedures, documents according to organization standards and policies, and practices safe and ethical ordering and billing of food and nutrition-related items and services.

  • Application of Research

Applies, participates in, and/or generates research to enhance practice by using best available research/evidence as foundation of evidenced-based practice and ensuring evidenced-based practices are implemented in the delivery of nutrition and dietetic services.

  • Communication and Application of Knowledge

  • Applies knowledge and expertise in communications including effective precepting of interns, students and staff, educating patients and staff, and sharing expertise in food, nutrition and dietetics. Exhibits leadership through organization involvement.

  • Utilization and Management of Resources

Utilizes resources effectively and efficiently. Documents resource use consistent with organization standards and ensures nutrition and dietetic services and resources are utilized in a safe, effective and productive way. Communicates need for additional resources to supervisor or manager.

  • Quality in Practice

  • Provides quality services using a systematic process with identified leadership, accountability and dedicated resources. Provides quality improvement initiatives to improve nutrition-related processes, nutrition systems, and/or patient care programs. Provides regulatory compliance initiatives and supports institutional accreditation processes. Follows all regulations, policies and laws. Utilizes national quality standards and best practices in services. Utilizes quality improvement activities to direct or advance practice.

  • Accountability

  • Accepts accountability for ensuring safety and quality in the services provided. Pursues relevant opportunities to advance knowledge and practice. Follows all organization policies, procedures and work instructions that apply to position.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Registered Dietitian opportunity with AdventHealth Apopka and apply online today.

Job Keywords:

Registered Dietitian, RD I, Nutritional Services, Apopka

Job: Nutrition / Food Service

Primary Location: US-FL-Apopka

Position Location Apopka

Organization AdventHealth Central Florida

Schedule Full-time

Shift Day

Job Level Staff / Associate

Education Level Bachelor's Degree

Travel No

Job Posting May 31, 2019, 12:08:57 PM

Req ID: 281633

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