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Elior North America
Registered Dietitian 2
Elior North America
Registered Dietitian 2 (Req #: 2769246)
Food Service Management
Full Time
Minimum education:
Bachelor's Degree
EEO code:
2. Professionals
Date posted:
February 6, 2019
Location: Job Location Address Map
134 Meade St, A'viands-South Dakota Human Services Center
Yankton, SD, 57078, US
End date:
July 1, 2019
Not disclosed
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Job link:
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Position Summary:

Identify and assess the nutritional needs of assigned patients/residents, initiate interventions to achieve and/or maintain individuals nutritional status, and enhance quality of life consistent with patient’s/resident’s goals. Will provide nutritional expertise to the health care team and educate patients/residents, staff or consultants. Will follow the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics standards of practice and facility regulatory requirements. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Interacts with other departments in setting up procedures, polices and problem solving as they relate to the patient/resident dining service and nutrition.
  • Works with nursing and dining staff to promote optimal patients/resident care and makes regular rounds to all care areas.
  • Actively participates in the development, review and revision of the continuous quality improvement programs.
  • Is involved in developing, planning and presenting nutrition and food service related training sessions to nursing and dining services staff.
  • Participates in facility menu planning for regular and therapeutic diets in conjunction with the Dining Services Director.
  • Reviews and approves cycle menus, responds to requests for changes from the resident food committee with menu revision and analysis.
  • Responsible for updating resident/patient diet, weights, food preferences and other patient data in the computerized tray card system.
  • Conducts regular and ongoing meal rounds, dining room assessments and test tray audits.
  • Monitors and evaluates resident/patient satisfaction with food selection, preparation and service along with the Dining Services Director.
  • Attends professional meetings and conferences to keep current with trends related to nutrition and food service.
  • Attends facility assigned meetings, such as quality assurance or safety council, as assigned by the Dining Services Director, District Manager of Field Support Dietitian.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with Dining Services Director to keep informed of current food service operations and concerns. May need to assist with daily operations as request by Dining Services Director.
  • Updates and maintains facility specific nutritional care policies and procedures.
  • Inspires confidence with patients, visitors and other staff members by communication in a highly professional manner.
  • Ensures accuracy and consistency of diet orders, nourishments and supplements in the computerized nutritional software.
  • Assists in other areas of Dining Services as necessary.
  • Liaison with the Field Support Dietitian in development of facility standards and practice.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree at a US regionally accredited university or college by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) or meets the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics requirements for eligibility.
  • Completes 75 hours of continuing education hours every five years in accordance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration utilizing the professional portfolio development process.
  • Licensed or certified per state requirements.
  • Certification in approved sanitation course such as Serve Safe per company standards or state requirements.
  • Knowledge of The Joint Commission/ Critical Access/OBRA/other regulation specific to comprehensive assessments, care planning and residents rights.
  • Knowledgeable in assessing neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric and pregnant/lactating residents/patients.
  • Knowledgeable on the current medical nutritional therapy related to: diabetes, GI disorders, hypertension, renal disease, hepatic disease, nutrition support, cardiovascular disease, cerebral vascular disease and oncology.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach others is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate well to individuals and groups with widely varying backgrounds, perspectives, education, and skills is required.
  • Excellent work record, superior communication, cooperation, and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to work with team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle difficult situations with residents/patients and staff with tact and empathy.
  • Practice patient confidentiality, effective interpersonal skills, good judgment, ability to listen with empathy and set priorities.
  • Ability to read, speaks, write and understand English.
  • Ability to hear and verbally communicate on the telephone and to hard of hearing residents/patients.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds.
  • Must be able to perform respective tasks.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and days including weekends.
  • May be exposed to hot, humid work areas.
  • May be exposed to sharp instruments and power driven equipment.
  • May be exposed to caustic chemicals.
  • Must be able to sit for duration of conferences.
  • Must be able to endure repetitive periods of writing and/or typing at a computer terminal.
  • May be exposed to blood, bodily fluids or tissues.
  • Work in a stressful environment managing residents and their families. 

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