University Of Michigan Ann Arbor , MI 48103
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The Adult Bariatric Surgery Program is seeking a full-time Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to provide outpatient clinical support in the specialty of bariatric surgery. The RDN will perform nutrition assessments and develop nutrition care regimens for patients in the Adult Bariatric Surgery Program, including both the pre- and post-operative bariatric populations. The RDN will provide services at the main campus and offsite locations, such as the Chelsea Health Center and Domino's Farms.
Organize patient health and disease information in order to identify nutrition related problems
Perform nutrition diagnosis after identifying and determining the cause of the problem
Develop and implement an individualized plan to address patient specific needs
Assist patient in behavior-based goal setting
Measure effectiveness of nutrition interventions in reaching desired outcomes
Reassess the nutrition care process and implement changes as indicated
Base interventions on reviews of quality research and/or use of medical nutrition therapy evidenced-based practice
Chart nutritional diagnosis, individualized nutrition treatment plan, follow-up documentation of patient outcomes and revisions to plan in the medical record. This communication is performed in a timely manner. Abide by UMHS policy for the proper use of patients' protected health information.
Provide personal or phone contact and follow-up with patients as needed
Recognize the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious and ethnic concerns
Participate in multidisciplinary bariatric review committee meetings
Facilitate group programs including: support group meetings and nutrition classes on a scheduled or as needed basis
Incorporate evidence-based standards when interpreting patient-related data
Precept dietetic interns
Conduct in-services and educational presentations to hospital/departmental staff, dietetic interns and community groups
Participate in the registry of eligible patients for the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative
Participate in nutrition research studies and communicate findings through reports, abstracts, presentations, and publication
Bachelor's degree granted by an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. Must be credentialed as RDN within 6 months of hire date.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Able to work with a team to accomplish organizational goals
Communicate in a clear, concise and diplomatic manner both verbally and in writing
Familiar with ADA MNT protocols
Knowledge of human behavior and characteristic learning needs throughout the lifespan
Able to empower and motivate others
Implement critical thinking to solve problems
Use technology such as word processing, spreadsheet, email, and nutrient analysis software
Master's degree in Dietetics, Nutritional Science, Health Behavior/Health Education is preferred.
Experience with adult weight management and dietary management of bariatric surgical candidates in an outpatient setting.
Certificate of training in adult weight management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Registration with the American Dietetic Association.
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Job Opening ID 161832
Working Title Registered Dietitian Nutrition
Job Title Registered Dietitian Nutrition
Work Location Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Organizational Group Um Hospital
Department UMH Gen Surg Clinic
Posting Begin/End Date 8/20/2018 9/03/2018
Paid Time Off Yes
Career Interest Patient Care Services