Piedmont Health Services, Inc.
  • Moncure - Moncure WIC/Nutrition
  • Full Time

 

MNT Dietitian

Piedmont Health Services

Moncure and Siler City Community Health Center

Full-Time with Benefits 

Bilingual (English/Spanish Speaking Preferred)

Job Summary

 

The primary responsibility of the MNT Dietitian is to be part of the healthcare team to provide nutrition counseling and education to Piedmont Health Services' patients.  Evaluate the patient's nutritional status and requirements, evaluate patient readiness and confidence to make changes, and develop and help patients implement nutrition care plans.  Communicate nutrition care plans to the physicians and other health professionals.  Perform tasks that will make MNT financially stable.

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education/Licensure/Experience:Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution approved by the ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) with a major in nutrition and a Registered Dietitian. Spanish speaking preferred. Interested in becoming a certified diabetes educator or is a diabetes educator preferred. Clinical dietetics experience preferred.

 

•  Ability to teach; analytical thinking

 

•  Ability to provide care to all age groups of patients; knowledge of clinical dietetics

 

•  Must be able to work under pressure

 

•  Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Patient Population Served

Ethnically and racially diverse population of all genders and races, adults, teenagers, infants and children and all family members involved.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Patient Care

Determine patient's needs based on the medical and nutrition risk identified. Follow the format set by AND using ADIME.

Provides individualized counseling in nutrition and physical activity based on needs identified.   

Assess medications related to nutritional health issues and providing prescription recommendations, when appropriate, to the patient's PCP.

Scan medical schedule for potential patients that day or for the future.

Consults with medical providers, social workers, nurses, and other healthcare providers as needed to provide optimal care.

Conducts counseling in culturally appropriate way to meet the needs of the patients.

Properly document, based on contact, on all forms (i.e. bariatric forms) and in EHR.

Based on professional discretion determines follow-up appointments for the patient. 

Contacts other health professionals or agencies if needed to provide optimal care for the patient.

Works with other health center staff or outside medical professionals to provide care for patients.

Demonstrates the ability to work with diverse patient populations served.

Patient Education

Asks open-ended questions to obtain additional information.

Provides thorough assessment of each patient and determines appropriate nutrition diagnosis. 

Based on client centered approach, determines educations topic.

Effectively presents education topic with appropriate handouts.

Documents nutrition education contacts.

Interprets, evaluates, and utilizes pertinent current research relating to nutrition care.

Assists in the development and selection nutrition education materials for use by clients.

Assists in outreach activities

 Procedure Execution

Reviews chart notes for past visits prior to meeting with patient

Performs anthropometric measurements as needed.

Assists in check-in process as needed. 

Works with supervisor and center manager to ensure appropriate scheduling (in order to reach encounter goals).

Administrative Duties

Recording weekly encounters and reporting total encounters monthly to supervisor 

Assists in problem solving and making recommendations concerning issues pertinent to the MNT Program guidelines within local agency

Perform phone calls, emails, and/or sends letters to schedule MNT appointments.

Helps to ensure a safe environment in clinic with staff and clients.

Performs all others administrative duties as assigned or needed.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Requires frequent sitting for long periods, operation of standard office equipment and computers.  May require lifting of up to 25 pounds.  Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires use of office and clinical equipment, such as laptop & desktop computers, telephones, fax machines and copiers.  Requires normal vision range.  Work is performed in an office environment.  Contact with staff  and external clients.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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