Clinical Dietitian - Nutrition - Full Time - DaysMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
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Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
Typical hours would be 7:30 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday, though hours/days may be flexed to accommodate business needs including working evenings, weekends and holidays.
This position would cover inpatient, outpatient and community education needs.
Collaborates with members of the health care team to provide optimal medical nutrition therapy in accordance with established standards of care. Identifies patients at risk and assesses nutrition needs according to age specific physiological and developmental assessment criteria. Designs, coordinates and implements nutrition care plans, monitors outcomes of intervention and adjusts when indicated. Participates in performance improvement, employee/staff training, hospital committees, policy development, menu/product review and development of educational materials. Evaluates and maintains professional development/competency. Provides care to neonate to elderly clients in inpatient, outpatient, and shared service settings. Supports the highest possible patient satisfaction levels.
Bachelor’s degree in Coordinated Program or Dietetic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship or Pre-professional Practice program all accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration. Licensed or eligible to be licensed with the State of Iowa. One year of experience in hospital setting is preferred. 1-2 years of outpatient education background, with experience in a variety of ages and disease states. Experience in leading group and individual nutrition education, familiarity with outpatient dietician billing and MDS. Holding advanced certification such as: CNSC, Certified Oncology Specialist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Masters in Science or Masters in Business. Certified Oncology Specialist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. Masters in Science or Masters in Business. Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.
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