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Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center- Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
UW Medical Center-Montlake's Food & Nutrition Services has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, day shift, REGISTERED DIETITIAN 2. The Food & Nutrition Services Department aims to improve the health of the community by linking evidence-based nutrition to the healthy foods we serve and to the education we provide staff, patients and the community.
Design evidence-based nutrition care plans for high acuity inpatient population based on their nutrition diagnosis and as outlined by departmental standards of care protocols and policies.
Provide ongoing evaluation and monitoring of patients by documenting their progression toward meeting prescribed goals in the electronic medical record and by communicating with other members of the healthcare team.
Provide recommendations for nutrition support. This includes appropriate recommendations for diet prescriptions as well as for tube feeding and TPN.
Provide effective nutrition education to patients and their care providers that takes into consideration their learning abilities, readiness to learn, and cultural beliefs.
Actively participate in patient care conferences, discharge rounds, and other interdisciplinary care and process improvement teams.
Maintain current clinical knowledge of best practices for nutrition and actively participate in the process of developing and reevaluating standards of care protocols.
Assist with the supervision and oversight of the diet technicians.
Precept dietetic interns and UW Nutrition Graduate students on a yearly basis.
Model UW Medicine service culture guidelines and exemplify Patients are First philosophy.
Position the Nutrition Department to exceed expectations of the medical/surgical teams by developing rapport with physicians, nurse managers, and patient care units
Champion the departmental wellness initiative by participating in taste-testing; contributing to internet/intranet site; promoting the efforts of patient food services and retail operations throughout the organization; and participating in the coordination of care between clinical team and the kitchen.
This position will require the advanced understanding of the specific nutrition needs for organ transplant patients as well as general understanding of the role of nutrition in general surgery, cardiology; solid organ transplant; dialysis and for those patients admitted to the General Medicine Services.
Bachelor's Degree with major in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition or Food Service Administration; completion of American Dietetic Association approved dietetic education program; Registered Dietitian status; 24 months recent full-time experience as an R.D.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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