Northwell Health Practice Dietitian - Reg in Great Neck, New York

Req Number 0019P2

Job Category Dietetics

Job Description

As the Practice Registered Dietitian, you have the unique opportunity to transform care for our patients by ensuring their overall nutritional care. In this role, you must be able to plan, assess, implement, and evaluate the patients' nutritional care plan. You will be responsible for documenting nutritional care plans in the patient medical record, according to Health System policies and procedures. Furthermore, it is important that you follow protocol in order to ensure the safety of patients and team members. You may assist in menu modifications and other nutritional related functions, including nutritional counseling in individual or group settings. It is important that you maintain efficient and positive communication with team members and patients in order to provide a safe and a pleasant environment

Responsibilities Include:

  • Interviews patient and/or family for nutritional history.

  • Assesses patients and documents in patients' medical record, according to Health System policies and procedures.

  • Recommends nutrition care plans to medical staff for review and consideration.

  • Recommends therapeutic diet modifications and/or supplemental feedings to physicians for patients.

  • Provides nutritional guidance and counseling to patients and their families. Provides written material as needed and according to prescribed diet.

  • Prevents and treats illnesses by counseling individuals and groups on nutritional practices, promoting healthy eating habits and recommending dietary modifications.

  • Promotes sound eating habits through education

  • Evaluates individual needs, develops nutritional care plans, and instructs individuals and their families.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food, Nutrition or Dietetics, required.

  • Registered Dietitian, required.

  • Active member of the American Dietetics Association, preferred.