Huggins Hospital

  • Clinical Dietician

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/6/2018 10:56 AM)
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    New Hampshire
  • Overview

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Clinical Nutrition, is responsible for assessing nutrition risk, nutrition education needs, calculating daily nutrient needs and putting nutrition interventions in place for patients.



    Education:  BS in Dietetics, Completion of accredited Dietetic Internship

    Experience:  1 year experience as Clinical Dietitian

    Licensure:  Current Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Current New Hampshire Registered Dietitian License


    Clinical Competency

    • Coordinates the nutritional care of hospital in-patients, ADP participants and Sugar Hill Assisted Living residents. Completes and documents nutrition assessments, develops care plans and provides nutrition education per department standards.
    • Communicates with medical and nursing staff, food service and nutrition assistant personnel and other ancillary departments in regards to nutritional care of patients. Participates as part of the multi-disciplinary health care team concerning patient care plans.
    • Proficient with computerized documentation. Proficient with Room Service data base.
    • Complies with established hospital policies and procedures. Demonstrates sound professional judgment and complies with standards of professional practice.           
    • Assists with and reviews patient menu selections to ensure understanding and compliance with prescribed Nutrition Prescription. Conducts meal rounds as appropriate; assesses and evaluates patient satisfaction.
    • Participates in test tray evaluation and documentation.
    • Provides nutrition focused activities for Assisted Living and Adult Day programs.
    • Responds to nutrition consults with written recommendations to ordering MD per department standards.
    • Updates room service data base with patient likes, dislikes, meal preferences, meal patterns and other pertinent information needed to provide safe, compliant meals to patients.
    • Leads the monthly Cardiac Rehab Nutrition Session.
    • Oversees high risk patients and develops Nutrition diagnosis (PES statement) when working same shift as Diet Technician Registered (DTR).

    Patient Advocacy

    • Sets the stage for a positive patient interaction by always introducing self and clinical role.
    • Answers patient and family nutrition related questions promptly and courteously
    • Facilitates patient and family centered care via clear communication of nutrition plan of care and educating at a level the patient, family and/or caregiver can comprehend.
    • Care given to all patients addresses the age of each patient as well as the physical, psychological and individualized learning needs.
    • Recognizes and utilizes appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, healthcare illiteracy and hearing and sight impaired individuals.
    • Take proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse/neglect including child, elder, sexual abuse, spousal abuse, and reports to supervisor and/or appropriate authorities


    • Adheres to Infection Prevention standards, consistent in hand hygiene practice before and after each patient interaction.
    • Participates in quality review within the department, utilizes evidence based best practices, and participates in performance improvement projects.
    • Adheres to the Dietetics standards of care and Code of Ethics as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics


    • Displays ability to work as a team member, is able to take direction and be accountable to assist shift team to accomplish all care priorities. Demonstrates understanding of work schedule reliability and proactive communication to nutrition team dynamics.
    • Adheres to standards and applicable codes of conduct and ethics that govern behavior among peer and colleagues to create an environment promoting cooperation, respect and trust
    • Maintains professionalism by adhering to the Huggins Hospital dress code
    • Continues professional growth by maintaining education hours for license renewals
    • Maintains active RDN, LD license and certification


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