The Clinical Dietitian performs patient care nutritional activities for patients of Jackson Hospital. These activities include: screening patient nutritional status, assessing laboratory values and other pertinent information, developing appropriate medical nutrition therapy care plans, consulting with other health care professionals (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc.), participating in departmental and interdisciplinary quality improvement activities, and assisting in monitoring/training the diet clerks regarding diet knowledge and patient care.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Foods and Nutrition or Dietetics which is an American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved undergraduate program. Dietetic Internship, Coordinated Undergraduate (CUP), or master's degree with qualifying work experience.
Experience: Prior hospital experience desired.
Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Must have current registration with American Dietetic Association (ADA) or be eligible to take the ADA Registration Exam. Must pass the registration exam within two successive attempts.
If not licensed in the state of Alabama, must apply to the state Alabama Board of Examiners for Dietetic/Nutrition Practice within 30 days of hire.
Equipment/Tools/Work Aids: Nutrition/diet manuals, menus, computers, calculators, nutrition education literature/visuals, and related reference/research books, periodicals, and publications.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Basic computer and calculator usage skills. Work requires knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to various age specific populations.
Jackson Hosptial & Clinic