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Trinity Health Registered Dietician in Springfield, Massachusetts

Employment Type:

Part time

Shift:

Day Shift

Description:

Come join the Food and Nutrition team at Mercy Medical Center, part of Trinity Health Of New England! We are a member of the nationwide Trinity Health family, bringing compassionate care to our communities.

Position Purpose:

The Registered Dietician provides nutrition consultations across the continuum of cancer care including primary prevention, cancer treatment, secondary prevention, cancer recurrence, and palliative care. Provides age and culturally appropriate medical nutrition therapy to patients by assessing nutritional status, designing appropriate care plans, and monitoring to maximize clinical outcomes.

What you will do:

  • Implement nutrition screening for cancer patients undergoing active treatment and monitors effectiveness of screening procedures.

  • Performs individualized nutrition assessments using evidence-based practice guidelines and Nutrition Care Process based on patients' specific therapies and nutrition needs.

  • Assess need and provides oncology nutrition education to patients, families, and the health care team. Provides specific instruction on modified diets when appropriate.

  • Develop and implements patient specific nutritional care plans, interventions, and goals as per Clinical Nutrition Patient Care Guidelines.

  • Monitor and evaluates patients’ responses to nutrition interventions.

  • Manage nutrition support (enteral and parenteral nutrition) as per Clinical Nutrition Patient Care Guidelines including initiation, advancement, maintenance, and care coordination.

  • Monitor for food and drug interactions and makes appropriate interventions. Educates patients, families, and staff on interaction when appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Registration as dietitian with CDR and MA license required. Maintenance of registration and licensure required as per guidelines.

  • Requires the knowledge of theories, principles and concepts of human nutrition and metabolism.

  • Requires the analytical ability to collect information from diverse sources, synthesize a problem list and to devise/implement intervention with emphasis on nutrition needs of cancer patients.

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. This may include explaining clinical, technical concepts to physicians, other health care team members, patients and their families, comforting patients, and their families, enforcing policies and regulations in difficult situations, or performing other duties requiring a comparable level of communication skill.

Position Highlights and Benefits

  • Per Diem-Day Shift

  • Our Mission and Core Values

  • Great Benefits and Health Insurance Coverage - Starting Day 1

  • Career growth and advancement potential

  • Award-winning Patient Access Department

Ministry/Facility Information

Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran

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