Clinical Dietitian Bariatrics – Up to $75K Annual Salary

Clinical Dietitian Bariatrics – Up to $75K Annual Salary

Allied Health – Clinical Dietitian Bariatrics

 

POSITION TYPE: Allied Health

SPECIALTY UNIT: Clinical Dietitian Bariatrics  

LOCATION: Tallahassee, Florida

SHIFT: Days / No Weekends

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

 

Job Description:

Bariatric dietitians develop and implement nutrition therapy plans for patients who are going to or have already undergone bariatric weight-loss surgery. In this role, you provide counseling services either in private or group sessions, help patients understand their changing nutritional needs, and monitor patients for signs of dietary deficiencies. You start your relationship with patients’ months before they are scheduled for surgery to prepare them for the eating and lifestyle changes they need to make to be successful after the procedure. One of the most important lessons you teach patients is to reduce their portion sizes from the amounts they used to eat before surgery. You may work with patients from six months to a year and may meet every two to four weeks.

 

Responsibilities:

·      Coordinates all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of hospitalized patients and outpatients in a variety of settings. 

·      Perform duties in support of and in compliance with performance improvement plans, JCAHO, and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies.

·      Demonstrates responsibility and accountability in planning and organizing the nutritional care of patients.     

·      Assesses patient nutritional needs, diet restrictions, etc. to develop and implement dietary care plans and provide nutritional counseling. 

·      Develops measurable short and long-term nutritional goals and evaluates to desired outcomes.

·      Ensures the accurate calculation of nutritional needs based upon individual therapeutic need. 

·      Ensures documentation in medical record is timely, accurate and in accordance with PCD guidelines.

·      Monitors and inspects meal service for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance. 

·      Participates in rounding and proactively responds to patient needs to improve patient outcomes and positively impact overall patient experience.

 

 

Job Benefits:

·      Competitive salary

·      Direct Deposit

·      401K

·      Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

·      Employee discount program

·      Excellent room for growth and advancement

 

 

Requirements:

·      Current License as a Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of practice.

·      Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics required.

·      Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  

·      At least 1 year of related experience required.

 

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