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This job coordinates the nutritional care of patients. Completes nutritional assessments, prepares nutrition care plans, recommends nutritional therapies, and monitors the effectiveness of nutritional care. Provides nutrition education to promote improved health and complies with regulatory requirements. Conducts and participates in community education, marketing, and public relations efforts. Attends committee meetings as assigned. Participates in in-services and continuing education programs.
Preferred - experience with outpatient counseling
Preferred - experience with weight management
Preferred - experience leading group presentations
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Strong personal commitment to professional development and maintaining clinical services that are evidence based.
Excellent analytical skills to assess nutritional status and develop appropriate care plans based on problems identified.
Excellent 0rganizational and prioritization skills to meet frequent deadlines.
Assesses patients' nutritional needs and creates nutrition care plans.
Provides nutritional education and counseling.
Documents records completely and accurately.
Supports departmental goals.
Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.
Ochsner is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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