Dietician - Dietetics

Dietician - Dietetics

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Limited
Visakhapatnam India
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Job Description


GeneralDescription of the Job Class
  • Coordinateall phases of nutrition care including
  1. Nutritionassessment
  2. Nutritioncare planning
  3. Nutritionmonitoring
  4. Nutritioneducation and counseling of hospitalized patients
  • Performduties in support of and in compliance with performance improvement plans, JCI,and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies.
  • Providenutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with the patient%27smedical goals independently.
  • Evaluate,interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs ofhospitalized patients using established standards of care and practiceguidelines.
  • Identifyand provide age-specific nutrition counseling to meet the cultural needs of thepatients and their families.
  • Suggestorders for diet, supplement, enteral/parenteral nutrition per hospital policy.
  • Functionas an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team.
  • Preceptdietetic interns and provide on the job training for new entrants.
  • Contributeto develop, review, update and implement educational materials to meet theneeds of patients and professionals.
  • Supervisedaily work of Clinical Dietitian Associate; provide input into evaluation butdoesn%27t directly evaluate their performance.
  • Continuingprofessional education %26amp; update on nutrition information relevant tocurrent practice theory (eg. Guidelines for nutrition care).
  • Coordinatewith Food Services team to ensure proper dietary service to the patients.
  • Otherjob-related tasks as assigned by superiors.

Clinical Assessment
  • Conducts assessment via a review of patient record, patient andcaregiver interview, physical assessment, review of objective data (weight,height, weight history, biochemical data, etc.).
  • Utilizes problem-solving skills to determine most appropriate NCP.
  • Consults with health care team to obtain relevant information.
  • Uses information obtained to formulate an appropriate nutritionplan which includes recommendations for calories, macro and micronutrients andfluid, therapeutic diet/supplement recommendations, and education.

Formulation of a Nutrition Care Plan
  • Formulates a nutrition care plan (NCP) based on a clinicalassessment and evidenced based practice. The NCP includes therapeutic diets,nutrition support, oral nutrition supplements, modified textures and themonitoring and evaluation of such plan.
  • Ensure to discuss the plan with the patient and/or caregivers andthe interprofessional team.
  • Supervises the customization of therapeutic diet orders to meetpatient requirements and preferences and to optimize intake through the use ofsupplements.

Monitoring and Implementing a NutritionCare Plan
  • Review and interpret oral intake of therapeutic diet, delivery ofenteral feeding and IV nutrition, biochemical data, physical assessment byusing patient chart, interviewing patient and caregiver, and consultinginterprofessional team, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the NCP.
  • Inspectmeals served for conformance to standards of palatability and appearance atrandom and accuracy of special diets as and when required.

PatientEducation
  • Providespatient focused, disease/condition specific nutrition education to patients andfamily members.
  • Evaluateand develop strategies to overcome communication barriers includingmulticultural, literacy.

Documentation and InterprofessionalCollaboration
  • Documents nutrition assessment and NCP in patient medical record.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Able to work effectively as a member of an interprofessional team.
  • Communicates pertinent aspects of nutrition assessment and NCP tophysicians and interprofessional team members at patient rounds.
  • Advocates patient needs to inter professional team members andfamilies of patient.

Continuing Professional Development
  • Is committed to ongoing professional development in order tocontinue to provide optimal patient care.
  • May be actively involved in the steps of research activities suchas collecting data.

QualityImprovement
  • Followsand keeps up to date on hospital and department policies and procedures
  • TrainsClinical Dietitian Associates and student interns as needed.
  • Contributesto the updation of nutrition education materials as required.
  • Iscommitted to, and participates in, ongoing quality improvement in theorganization;
  • Representsthe department and profession in a positive progressive manner within thehospital and community.

Accountability
  • Communicaterelevant information to superiors %26amp; peers.
  • Performany job-related task as and when assigned by the superior.

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