Formulates and implements optimal nutrition therapy and evaluates outcomes for assigned patients. Coordinates nutritional care with other disciplines. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all steps of the process.
Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy.
Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinions, active listening, and observations.
Decision making, problem solving, and collaboration skills.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to patients, public, hospital and medical staff, and physicians
Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units.
Ability to counsel and educate others.
General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Key Job Responsibilities
Provides the Nutrition Care Process.
Implements plan of care and works collaboratively.
Counsels, educates, and communicates with patients and caregivers appropriately.
Demonstrates professional development and leadership.
Demonstrates performance measurement and quality improvement.
The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
Must have good balance and coordination.
The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.
Bachelor's Degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, or related area from an accredited program.
Completion of required dietetics coursework and supervised practice through a Didactic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship, or a Coordinated Program in Dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Minimum of 1 year of experience as a registered dietitian required.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); or
registry eligible graduate (see substitutions allowed)
Certification/licensure as required by state of practice. (see substitutions allowed)
Internal Number: 144377
About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Memphis, Tennessee, with locations and partners across the Mid-South. Throughout our history, we have remained affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Our faith inspires us to serve our patients and improve the health of our entire community.
We’re committed to creating an environment that values the individual differences and unique contributions of everyone touched by our organization. And because no one knows our patients better than their family and friends, we encourage their participation in care and planning.