Education: Baccalaureate Degree along with completion of a dietetic education program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Licensure, Registration and/or Certification: Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a current Dietitian License with the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. In some instances new graduates may be registration-eligible and provisionally licensed.
Work Experience: Minimum 6 months related experience. (New graduates can utilize internships to count as experience.)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Basic nutrition assessment and counseling skills. Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to integrate the analysis of data to discover facts or develop knowledge, concepts or interpretations. Ability to organize and prioritize work in a timely and efficient manner. Ability to be detail oriented as required in the examination of clinical and numerical data. Basic computer skills.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Assesses patient nutritional status and associated risk factors through patient and provider contacts. Develop and communicate recommendations for a suitable diet in keeping with or developing treatment plan to achieve desired outcomes. Provides appropriate, pertinent consultation in a timely fashion for inclusion in the reporting processes. Serves as a resource and nutritional specialist as needed. Provides counseling based on established standards of care and practice guidelines. Counsels individuals on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, food selection and preparation, as appropriate. Gathers appropriate patient education manuals, visual aids, and other materials for patient mailings. Evaluates patient compliance with dietary interventions. Provides coaching to improve life style behaviors contributing to poor nutrition and poor health. Coordinates nutritional case management/therapy activities with health care team members. Conducts responsibilities in accordance with the standards set by applicable federal and state laws, policies and procedures, and applicable professional standards and codes of ethics. Performs other duties as assigned.
Decision Making: The carrying out of non-routine procedures under constantly changing conditions, in conformance with general instructions from supervisor.
Working Relationships: Works directly with patients and/or customers. Works with internal and external customers via telephone or face to face interaction. Works with other healthcare professionals and staff.
Special Job Dimensions: None.
Food & Nutrition Main Dining Room – Muskogee Campus
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401
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