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Dietitian - Registered

Req #:  110488
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Education and Training
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Position Requirements:
Graduate from a 4 yr. accredited college with degree in Nutrition or Dietetics or equivalent and successful completion of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registration requirements. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to respond to the needs of a diverse patient population
Ability to develop patient educational materials Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Pediatric experience highly preferred

Licensed by the State of Illinois or proof of application. This position can recognize nutritional needs and behaviors of the following age groups: pediatric (infant, toddler, school age), adolescent, adult and older adult. Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.
Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time.
Flexible hours. Weekend hours may be required.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
To provide quality medical nutrition therapy to inpatients and nutritional expertise to all members of the health care team, outpatients and community groups.

Accountabilities:
Nutritional care for patients is provided in accordance with physicians' orders and standards of quality nutritional care that appropriately meet age, psychosocial and physical needs of patients.
Provision of nutrition education on prescribed diet, per established priority system, in order to improve patient knowledge/understanding of nutrition, diet therapy and compliance on prescribed diet. Education is provided to inpatients, outpatients, family members and the public through individual counseling, classes and community education.
Effective communication with patients/families, department managers, supervisors, coordinators, peers, staff and other health care professionals in a positive and results~oriented fashion.
Supportive of department efforts to ensure compliance with department standards, policies and procedures as well as DNV and local health department regulations.
Participates in the patient meal QA program and may provide operational support to the FNS department.

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago