Licensed Dietitian- Per Diem at Brigham & Women's Faulkner Hospital(BWFH)

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

Schedule: Per Diem. Flexible schedule to cover inpatient nutrition coverage. Weekend coverage, 2-3 days per month.



Under the supervision of the Clinical Nutrition Manager, the Licensed Dietitian performs a variety of duties pertaining to the delivery of high quality, personalized Medical Nutrition Therapy to patients.


Principle duties and responsibilites:


  • Attends department meetings, monthly in-services, training classes, etc as assigned.

  • Performs tasks associated with Medical Nutrition Therapy which may include but are not limited to:

    • nutritional assessment

    • nutrition therapy care planning

    • nutrition education



  • Writing orders for Medical Nutrition Therapy in collaboration with the medical team, including but not limited to:

    • initiating and/or adjusting diet modifications based on medical condition, disease state or patient request to be consistent with therapeutic home diet

    • ordering oral nutrition supplements

    • ordering vitamins or minerals

    • initiating or changing a calorie level

    • modifying enteral nutrition including formula type, rate and frequency

    • initiating nutrition related laboratory tests



  • The Licensed Dietitian in involved in the Department's Performance Improvement Initiatives and is required to assist with data collection, analysis and interpretation.

  • The Licensed Dietitian is required to act as a preceptor to Dietetic Interns and as a resource to the Clinical Dietitians.

  • The Licensed Dietitian is responsible for upholding and enforcing standards and policies as set forth by the hospital and the department.

  • In the absence of the Clinical Nutrition Manager, the Licensed Dietitian may be required to supervise the Nutrition Assistants.



Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.


Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a 171- bed non-profit, community teaching hospital located in Jamaica Plain directly across the street from the Arnold Arboretum. Founded in 1900, Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital offers comprehensive care in a wide variety of specialties. Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital is a designated Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a recognition that fewer than nine percent of all US hospitals receive.


At Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, we believe that everyone should have the chance to live a healthy life. From creating breakthroughs that have paved the way for treatments around the globe to training the next generation of providers, our patients, and those we may never meet, are at the center of everything we do. If you're looking for more than a career, join Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Our patients call it better care. Our employees call it home.



Qualifications


  • Bachelors Degree is required.

  • Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration is preferred.

  • Dietitian/Nutritionist Licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is required.

  • Successful completion of a Practical Experience, approved by the CDR, is required (e.g. Dietetic Internship, AP4 Program, Coordinated Undergraduate Program, etc).

  • Healthcare experience is preferred.

  • Staff adheres to all iCARE Standards

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

  • Must have basic computer skills in order to be able to use various computer programs/systems within the hospital.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.






EEO Statement

Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospitalis an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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