Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
This position manages a complex caseload of patients by providing comprehensive nutritional assessments and developing appropriate nutrition care plans and monitoring outcomes of plans. Provides patient and family nutrition counseling and education. Develops Nutrition Standards of Practice and Education material in collaboration with peers. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary Health Care team providing input into patient care policies, programs, quality improvement activities and provides in-service education in areas of expertise.
About Fairbanks Memorial Hospital
Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is a non-profit facility owned by the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation. A Joint Commission-accredited facility with 152 licensed beds, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is the primary referral center for residents of Alaska's interior. We have a strong patient to nurse ratio, a culture of Shared Leadership, and are proud members of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. In addition to our exceptional clinical environment, our location offers incomparable lifestyle rewards away from work. In Fairbanks, small-town living, spectacular natural beauty and endless recreation combine to create a one-of-a-kind place to live, work and play.
*Bonus, Relocation and Temporary Housing Assistance available for experienced Registered Dietitian!
Full Time: 40 hours/week, 8 Hour shifts, Monday - Friday with occasional weekend day
Provides comprehensive nutrition assessment of patients' nutritional needs. Obtains timely and appropriate data and analyzes/interprets data based on evidence-based standards and nutrition practice guidelines.Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan and communicates effectively to the other members of the healthcare team to provide optimal nutrition outcomes. Provides pertinent information in the medical records, patient plans of care and/or clinical pathways while meeting requirements of regulatory agencies (i.e. Joint Commission, CMS, State and Local Agencies).Provides nutrition education to patients, families, staff and other health care team professionals through the development of effective teaching materials and in-service programs; Evaluates patient and/or family response to education.Provides leadership in area of coverage, monitors proper patient care procedures and acts as liaison with nursing areas. May participate in process improvement teams. Serves as mentor to new staff.Participates in continuous quality improvement activities in clinical areas to ensure optimal nutrition care outcomes are achieved. May participate in outcome studies as needed. In some roles, this position may manage assigned staff: recruits, selects, trains, evaluates, manages performance.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Foundation Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
* Requires the knowledge and skills normally demonstrated by a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or applicable field of study. * Must hold current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). * Must possess a valid Alaska Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN) license. * Must be able to communicate effectively and function independently. Must be effective at prioritizing assigned patient load.Preferred Qualifications* At least 1-3 years' experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. * Additional related education and /or experience preferred.
Foundation Health Partners is an EEO/AAP employer; qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.