Henry Ford Health System Dietitian- Registered/ 32hrs/wk/ Variable Shifts/ West Bloomfield in West Bloomfield, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Act as nutritional consultant and resource to members of the health care team. Provides comprehensive nutritional care including assessment, Nutrition Diagnosis, implementation of a care plan, counseling, education, and evaluation of outcomes to patients, families, and associates. Coordinates various education programs and seminars on nutritional topics.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the nutritional needs of patients by obtaining, verifying and interpreting data needed to identify nutrition related problems, their causes and significance.

  • Determine from patient/family, medical record and health care team the food and nutrition related history, anthropometric measurements, biochemical data, medical tests, and procedures, nutrition-focused physical findings and the client history.

  • Determine the nutrition diagnosis to identify and describe a specific nutrition problem (Intake, Clinical or Behavioral-Environmental) that can be resolved or improved through treatment/nutrition intervention by the registered dietitian. Implement nutrition interventions to resolve or improve the identified nutrition problem. Nutrition therapy recommendations are based on individualized, specific patient care needs; including food and or nutrient delivery (meals, snacks, supplements, enteral or parenteral), nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and coordination of care.

  • Monitor and evaluate patient care outcomes to determine the amount of progress made and whether goals/expected outcomes are being met. (Food/nutrition related history outcomes, anthropometric measurement outcomes, biochemical data, medical tests, and procedure outcomes, and nutrition-focused physical finding outcomes.)

  • Monitor patient’s food tolerances to ensure appropriate food consistencies and assess adequate nutritional intake.

  • Collaborate and communicate with health care providers a. Acts as consultant b. Informs team of advances in diet therapy, unusual diet related lab results, or other pertinent facts related to the nutritional care of the patient c. Investigates unusual occurrences/customer service complaints

  • Educate patients and/or their significant other as appropriate, on nutrition and special diets to be followed during and after hospitalization based on physician’s order to aid in maintaining patient’s health.

  • Educate patients and/or their significant other as appropriate, on nutrition and Maintain documentation of nutrition services provided in the patient’s medical record. Includes: Plan of Care, Nutrition Flowsheets, Education, After Visit Summary and written Handoff.

  • Develop and conduct in-service classes, community education and other health and nutrition offerings as requested or assigned.

  • Participate in special projects and committees related to the nutritional care of patients.

  • Maintain and enhance professional expertise through appropriate educational and organizational activities.

  • Develop and maintains educational resources appropriate to patient and audience needs.

  • Supervise dietetic interns/students orienting them to the profession and providing clinical teaching, precepting and mentoring throughout their program.

  • Acts as a liaison with the department of culinary wellness, both patient foodservice and retail foodservice, addressing patient, employee, visitor or staff needs.

  • Demonstrate professional characteristics and ethics by adhering to department and organizational policy and maintaining up to date knowledge and skills in field of expertise.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Hours: 1 - 2 evening per week. 10:30 am - 7:00 pm or 11:00 am - 7:30 pm

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics or related field that meets the requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This can be acquired through the completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved four year Baccalaureate degree program and an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited advanced Training program.

  • Master’s degree or Advanced Practice Certification preferred.

  • Requires a professional level of knowledge of chemistry, physiology, caloric and nutrient values and physical properties of foodstuffs with an understanding of medical nutrition therapy.

  • Requires the ability to read, write and speak English; use and understand medical terminology;

  • Follow oral and written instructions; perform arithmetic calculations;

  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Requires a relatively high level of interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work with medical, nursing and other health care professionals, patients, and their families.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:

  • Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as outlined in the HFHS’ Customer Service Policy and summarized below:

  • Communication

  • Ownership

  • Understanding

  • Motivation

  • Sensitivity

  • Excellence

  • Teamwork

  • Respect

    Overview

    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.

    Benefits

    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

    and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

    benefits and services.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.