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Clinical Dietitian (Full time and Part time available) Northwest Community Healthcare Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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A new part-time Clinical Dietitian (Full time and Part time available) employment is available in Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Highly motivated candidates with excellent communication skills are encouraged to apply. New opportunities are offered by Northwest Community Healthcare.

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Job: Clinical Dietitian (Full time and Part time available)

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Company: Northwest Community Healthcare
Location: Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Job Description

Full Time and Part Time available

Shift: Full time, Days, Rotating weekends
32 Hrs/week

Shift: Part time, Days, Rotating weekends
28 Hrs/week

Reporting to the Nutrition and Food Service Director, assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the nutritional care for patients of all age groups (pediatric through geriatric); serves as liaison between patient, medical staff, and Nutrition and Food Service Department.

1. Performs nutritional screening and assessment. Develops and implements ongoing nutritional care plan based upon the developmental needs of each patient. Monitors patient response to nutritional intervention. Identifies and closely monitors patients not receiving adequate nutrition.

2. Collaborates with members of the health care team to provide medical nutrition therapy.

3. Recommends patient specific macronutrient/energy prescription (oral, enteral, or parenteral) Collects assessment data relevant to nutritional support according to established protocol. Quantifies actual nutrient intake.

4. Plans, develops and implements nutritional education for in-patients, outpatients and/or patient caregivers. Adapts patient education materials to level appropriate for age specific population. Assists in the updating and acquiring of patient nutrition educational materials.

5. Designs and develops consumer nutrition education programs and/or services with audience characteristics in mind. Identifies and uses evaluation criteria for assessing effectiveness of these programs.

6. Participates in multi-disciplinary and departmental Quality Improvement program and special assignments as requested.

7. Serves on interdisciplinary committees and study groups.

8. Actively assesses, evaluates and maintains professional development and competency as outlined in the position description.

9. Prepares and completes patient records, billing and documentation according to departmental guidelines.

10. Serves as a nutrition consultant/liaison throughout the continuum and acts as a preceptor for dietetics or other students.

11. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies, and procedures.
Qualifications

1. Bachelor of Science degree in an approved program in Nutrition/Dietetics and completion of a one-year internship in Nutrition/Dietetics.

2. Current registration as a dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association or eligibility.
Must successfully pass Dietetic Registration examination within one year of eligibility.

3. Current Illinois licensure, or eligibility.

4. The analytical skills necessary to determine patients’ nutritional needs and to develop a nutritional care plan.

5. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact with patients, their families, physicians and other hospital personnel and to supervise students.

6. The knowledge and organizational skills to develop and modify menus to comply with the patient’s diet prescription.

7. The verbal communication skills necessary to convey information in a clear, concise manner.

8. The written communication skills necessary to effectively document nutritional assessment/education results and nutritional recommendations.

9. The ability to work with little supervision.

10. The ability to use a computer for storage and retrieval of data.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Requires light physical effort. May require frequent periods of standing or walking. May require occasional lifting or moving lightweight material, or rarely lifting or moving average weight material.

2. Flow of work and character of duties involves normal visual and mental attention.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
1. Good working conditions. Typical office working conditions, thought at least one disagreeable element or hazard, i.e. infectious disease, is occasionally present in the environment.

About Us
Serving Chicago’s northwest suburbs since 1959, we are an independent, not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing outstanding care in the communities we call home. Our comprehensive, patient-centered system of care has dozens of locations throughout the area.
Our award-winning care has been recognized on a national level. Some of our top awards include:
America’s 250 Best Hospitals™ Award recipient for three years in a row from Healthgrades®
Magnet® designation for nursing excellence, received consecutively since 2006
The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and Comprehensive Stroke Center designation
Our team includes:
4,000 employees
1,200 physicians on staff
200 primary are and specialty physicians

Annually, we treat an average of 20,000 inpatients and provide:
350,000 outpatient visits
76,000 emergency department visits
38,000 home care visits
2,700 newborn deliveries
A growing healthcare system
Over the years, we have continued to grow to meet the area’s changing needs. Today, we’re a world-class healthcare provider that combines compassionate care with a healing environment, cutting-edge clinical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, including:
A 509-bed hospital, including the South Pavilion with 200 private rooms
The William J. and Marian H. Busse Center for Specialty Medicine, an eight-floor facility housing physician offices, medical specialty services and advanced diagnostic technology
A Level III NICU, Level II Trauma Center and a dedicated pediatric emergency department
Five Immediate Care Centers, in Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Schaumburg
23 physician offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg
Nine outpatient imaging locations that provide advanc emergency department
Five Immediate Care Centers, in Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine and Schaumburg
23 physician offices in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Kildeer, Mount Prospect, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Schaumburg
Nine outpatient imaging locations that provide advanced imaging technology, including MRI, CT, ultrasound, X-ray and 3D mammography
13 clinical laboratory sites in seven suburbs and at the hospital
33-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation unit and seven outpatient rehabilitation centers
The Wellness Center, a premier health and fitness center and spa on the NCH campus
A full-service, retail pharmacy on the hospital campus

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Arlington Heights

Work Locations: 800 W Central – Hospital 800 W Central Rd Arlington Heights 60005

Job: Professional/Technical

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

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