As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.
The Nutritional Dietitian coordinates the provision of nutrition improvement with other members of the health care team. The Dietitian identifies patients at nutrition risk, assesses nutrition needs according to age and disease specific requirements and develops, implements and monitors the nutrition care plan and outcomes of intervention. Provides nutrition education to patient, families, health care professionals and the community. Supports of the nutrition care delivery system and participation in performance improvement and research activities. This role will support Urology Nutrition (75%) and executive health consultations and independent nutrition visits (25%).
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develops an individualized plans based on age, culture, social consideration conditions, and other relevant needs.
Determines nutrition interventions based on patient's needs and expected outcomes.
Identifies interdisciplinary resources needed to assist in implementation and makes referrals as needed.
Assures all actions are based on scientific, ethical, or ecological principles; relevant policies/procedures; proven effectiveness; past experience; Medical Nutrition Therapy practice standards; patient/family requests and values; and legal parameters.
Evaluates, systematically and continuously, the patients' response to interventions.
Plans and presents educational programs which meet the assessed needs and capabilities of inpatients, outpatients, community groups, and health care professionals using appropriate department educational materials and lesson plans. Considers population served.
Assists patients, families and community members in identifying and securing available resources to achieve necessary goals.
Communicates and receives verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner.
Implements quality practice by following system policies/procedures, practice guidelines, and Medical Nutrition Therapy protocols.
Systematically evaluates quality and effectiveness of practice and revises practice to incorporate evaluation results.
To qualify for this role, you must possess:
College graduate with a B.S. in Nutrition and / or Dietetics or closely related field.
American Dietetic Association Registered or registry eligible, ADA registration within 90 days, MN State Licensure within 6 months of hire.
One plus year as a clinical dietitian on non-specialty practice areas. One to two years of position related experience in nutrition improvement.
Nutrition Care Planning Skills. Medical nutrition therapy skills. Excellent communication skills. Ability to multi-task on an ongoing basis. Good organization and prioritization skills. Continuous education in related clinical/nutrition areas.
Must be an Organizational Citizen, Relationship Builder, Superior Patient Advocate, Committed to being an Effective Systems User, Self-Motivated Problem Solver, Continuous Improver and Technically Advanced in Job Role.
Master's Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics or closely related field
Two to five years of experience as a dietitian or nutrition consultant.
Strong Computer and analytical skills strongly preferred.
UMPhysicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.
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