Dietitian, Outpatient Cancer Center
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- Entity: Winchester Medical Center
- Shift: Day
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
The Dietitian assesses for nutrition risk and medically necessary needs of the patient and provides discipline specific interventions through the nutrition care process. The Dietitian is responsible for establishing and maintaining professional competence, identifying educational needs, seeking out learning opportunities from more advanced clinicians, and specific continuing education. The Dietitian is mindful of fiduciary responsibilities and delivers nutrition therapy in a timely and efficient manner, adhering to evidence-based practice, documentation and billing guidelines, and recognizes the need for program development and process improvement initiatives.
Responsibilities and Duties
Accurately assesses the nutrition status and needs of the patient according to protocol and provides nutritional guidance appropriate to the age of the patient being assessed. Plans and implements appropriate nutrition education and counseling for patients and documents for referring physician. Consistently and independently collects pertinent patient health data, analyzes the data to determine diagnosis and expected outcomes and creates and implements an individualized patient care plan. Consistently and independently prioritizes and delivers safe effective patient care. Reviews the medical record with good interpretation of medical terminology and labs. Collaborates with health team members about the patient’s nutrition status. Consistently uses appropriate Nutrition Care Process documentation to record services provided in the medical record, which includes use of computer and paper system, according to established policies and procedures. Conducts nutrition and diet group classes for inpatients, outpatients, and committee groups as assigned. Keeps accurate records of daily activities. Updates nutrition education materials as assigned. Effectively manages assigned caseload and work schedule per departmental productivity and efficiency expectations. Follows specific guidelines for clinical competence by establishing, maintaining and updating professional performance, knowledge and skills. Interacts with, and contributes to, the professional development of specific discipline and interdisciplinary colleagues. Attends and participates in continuing education programs, meetings, and workshops as appropriate. Obtains and provides feedback regarding one’s own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues, and others. Provides mentorship to dietetic interns, student volunteers, students of other disciplines. Participates in Nutrition Committee activities as applicable. Develop and meet two professional goals and two to three goals related to department needs (in conjunction with your immediate supervisor). Optional participation in work development clinical dietitian ladder. Individual must meet goals for clinical ladder position, submit work to review group under each guideline for clinical II and clinical III position to be eligible for promotion. Identify program needs and assure that best practice standards are being incorporated into the delivery of services. Participates in and/or contributes to the development of programs according to identified departmental needs utilizing EBP and professional practice guidelines and communicates as indicated. Provided leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession. Interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.
What You Will Bring:
Bachelor's degree in Nutrition/Dietetics accepted by Commission on Dietetic Registration required
Master's degree in Nutrition/Dietetics accepted by Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred
Previous experience in enteral nutrition preferred
Certification & Licensures
Registered Dietitian or registry eligible within six months of hire West Virginia licensure or registry eligible if applicable
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required*
Certification Specialist in Oncology (CSO) from CDR within 5 years of hire preferred
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Basic computer and keyboarding skills or participation in computer training within the first year of employment.
Competent to successfully interact with patients, according to their special needs which may apply based upon the age of the patient served - Age Specific Competencies.
Learning and exhibiting consistent proficiency for entry level, setting defined, basic competency in the provision of discipline specific interventions.
What You Will Get:
At Valley Health, we believe everyone is a caregiver, and our goal is to create an environment where our caregivers thrive physically, financially, and emotionally. In addition to a competitive salary, our most popular benefits for full-time employees include:
• A Zero-Deductible Health Plan
• Dental and vision insurance
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Tuition Assistance
• Retirement Savings Match
• A Robust Employee Assistance Program to help with many aspects of emotional wellbeing
• Membership to Healthy U: An Incentive-Based Wellness Program
Valley Health also offers a health savings account & flexible spending account for childcare, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and professional development. In addition, several perks come with working for the largest employer in the region, such as discounts to on-campus dining, and more.
To see the full scale of what we offer, visit valleyhealthbenefits.com.
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