General Summary Statement
Under the direction of Clinical Nutrition Manager assures that patient care standards are met and patient satisfaction is maintained. The RD, LDN serves as a liaison between the medical staff, nursing staff, ancillary health departments and the community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for nutrition screening of patients based on established criteria for adult, NICU and pediatric populations
Completes nutrition consults in timely manner
Reassesses patient based on complexity of care level standards
Prioritizes workload to complete in an efficient and effective manner
Provides nutrition education to patients and family members by consult, protocol, or as deemed appropriate
Develops nutrition care plan to fit patient needs and documents nutrition assessment in electronic medical record
Completes nutrition assessment for patients on enteral and parenteral nutrition support
Determines need for oral nutrition supplement and orders and/or implements based on individual patient needs.
Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to address patient needs
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