• Dietitian

    Job Locations US-PA-Greater Philadelphia
    ID
    2018-3083
    Location : Name
    Greater Philadelphia
    Type
    POOL
    Shift
    Varies
    Category
    Dining/Culinary & Nutritional Services
  • Overview

    Do you aspire to enhance the lives of others while enjoying a positive work environment?

     

    Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) is dedicated to making a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services. If you are looking for an inspiring and rewarding workplace, Wesley Enhanced Living is a great place to be!

     

    Wesley Enhanced Living is a retirement community providing Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing services to senior adults. We are seeking individuals whose values align with Wesley Enhanced Living’s values of Grace, Honor, and Integrity. Ideal candidates will be:

     

    • Kind and Compassionate
    • Honest and Trustworthy
    • Committed to Moral and Ethical Principles
    • Driven to Provide Enhanced Living to Our Residents

     

    Wesley Enhanced Living is working to set a new paradigm in aging services by always doing the right thing and we need YOU to help us discover new ways to achieve this goal.

     

    Discover the Art of Living and Working WEL

    Responsibilities

    The Dietitian plans, develops, implements and maintains programs and systems of nutritional care; ensures the resident nutritional needs are met and documented to fulfill the requirements of all federal, state and local regulations; advises the General Manager and Chef Manager in their facility, in the areas of nutrition, dietetics, and menu coordination. Nutritional care plans will meet the needs and maximize the quality of life for the Wesley Enhanced Living residents.

     

    Dietitian Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Performs assessments on all new health center admissions, routinely on all health center residents and as needed for Care conference meetings. Develops and implements a nutritional plan of care based on assessment of nutritional needs as part of the resident’s total plan of care.
    • Ensures appropriate documentation of nutritional assessment including but not limited to pertinent lab values, diet or weight changes, nutrition history, any previously identified nutrition-related issues, and recommended intervention in the resident’s chart and care plan. Reviews and monitors the documentation of others regarding nutritional concerns and responds appropriately. Documents discharge summaries.
    • Works with the interdisciplinary team to provide appropriate nutrition-related counseling to residents, families and caregivers. Monitors all resident’s weights over a six, three and one month period, and reports the findings in weekly, multidisciplinary weight meetings. Maintains communication and effective relationships with nursing services, residents, and families in relations to the nutritional goals and/or nutritional issues or concerns.
    • Provides nutritional instruction to residents and caregivers as needed or as ordered by the physician and completes other nutritional consults and supporting documentation as assigned. Nutritional instruction can include but is not limited to dietary plans, food selections, adapting plans to the individual’s illness and prognosis as indicated. Instruction may also include education of assisted and independent living residents as necessary. Provides follow-up counseling as needed.
    • Visits all residents upon admission and as needed for food preferences and nutritional issues and dietary concerns.
    • Attends resident care plan meetings and case management meetings as scheduled.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of and oversight of food production system, sanitation and menu review to assure compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Assures that all services and programs are in compliance with federal, state and/or local laws and statutes within their facility.
    • Maintains requirements for registration as dietitian with American Dietetic Association and State licensure as required.
    • Ensures the confidentiality of all resident, employee-related and/or WEL operational information.
    • Supports WEL procedures and programs for:
    • Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security
    • Reporting and/or correcting unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs
    • Reporting any workplace illness or injury immediately and ensuring compliance with the WEL policy on work related illness or injury
    • Compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements
    • Compliance with WEL’s policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and all illegal and discriminatory behavior
    • Compliance with WEL’s “Drug Free Workplace” policy
    • Compliance with time and attendance policies
    • Ensuring that appearance and uniform looks appropriate and professional
      • Attends and completes required in-service training.
      • Attends seminars, conferences and in-house staff development programs to stay abreast of new methods and technologies as they relate to the position.
      • Attends and actively participates in department meetings and general employee meetings.
      • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances.
      • Conveys a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization.
      • Demonstrates commitment to continued professional growth and development. Attends seminars, conferences and in-house staff development programs to stay abreast of new methods and technologies as they relate to the position responsibilities.

    Qualifications

    Related Experience: No previous experience in nutrition management of Independent/Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing geriatric patients required. Basic knowledge of dietary regulations from the PA Dept of Health for skilled nursing home residents as well as charting and record keeping. Ability to work independently to complete assessments and plans of care in the required time frame. Demonstrates ability to work as part of the interdisciplinary team and make meaningful contributions to the development of the plan of care.

    Education or Degree Requirements: Bachelors degree in Nutrition or related field.

    Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: Current Pennsylvania State Dietician/Nutritionist License. Active Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer

     

     

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