Registered Dietician $50.75/hour
Company: PLEASANT VALLEY MANOR
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Job Title: Registered Dietician Department: Dietary Job Type:
Contract Shift Type: Part-Time (About 25 Hours/Week) Pay:
$50.75/hour We are actively seeking a contract Registered Dietician
for a part-time role. As a Registered Dietician, you are
responsible for establishing and maintaining nutritional levels for
our residents. If you are a detail-oriented individual focused on
residents dietary requirements and quality of life, who can
effectively collaborate with teams of individuals to provide
dietetic services, then wed like to talk to you about this flexible
work opportunity. Pleasant Valley Manor is a premier non-profit
long-term care facility located in the idyllic foothills of the
Pocono Mountains near Stroudsburg, PA, with caring roots in our
community since 1974, delivering unparalleled quality and
compassionate resident care with a focus on individual resident
needs, and delivering positive outcomes for residents and their
families. Duties and responsibilities of a Registered Dietician
include, but are not limited to, the following: Plans, organizes,
develops, implements, and interprets the programs, goals,
objectives, policies, procedures, etc. necessary for providing
Performs nutritional assessments for newly admitted and readmitted
residents, and documents accordingly in the medical record.
Interviews each new admission and re-admissions to assess their
nutritional needs and food/fluid preferences and maintains records
of such. Prepares the MDS and Care Plans on admissions and
re-admissions. Performs nutritional assessments for identified high
risk residents, with 5-day and 14-day MDS reviews, and documents
accordingly in the medical record. Consults with the Medical
Director and the Director of Nursing, regarding residents'
Monitors resident weights for trending or significant weight
changes as obtained from the nursing staff. Recommends appropriate
interventions and provide follow-up monitoring. Monitors nursing
staffs timely obtaining of weights and notifies Nursing
Administration of missing weights.
Coordinates the Nutrition At Risk (NAR) Program for those with
significant weight changes. Supervises the weekly NAR Team Meetings
of interdisciplinary staff. Maintains weekly reports.
Participates in QAPI meetings.
Provides Administration with a monthly NAR summary report.
Attends and provides recommendations at the weekday morning
inter-disciplinary care rounds.
Verifies diet changes as ordered by the Attending Physician and
recommends diet changes as indicated.
Maintains nutrition care plan for all residents.
Identifies residents who may be appropriate for a change in level
of care as demonstrated by decline in condition and makes
recommendations to the Attending Physician and interdisciplinary
Reviews and approves cycle menu for residents with seasonal
Serves as resource person when nutrition charting documentation
changes or requires revisions.
Interprets lab values of residents and makes recommendations
Determines nutrient needs in assessments and determines fluid goals
for residents. Coordinates and approves special menus as requested
Oversees the Clinical Nutrition Assistant in completing low risk
assessments; 30-, 60-, and 90-day quarterly and annual MDS
assessments; and provides ongoing education as deemed
Coordinates schedules with the Clinical Nutrition Assistant to
ensure proper coverage.
Assists the Food Service Director with the organization, direction,
and administration of the overall operation of the Dietary
Completes annual performance review appraisals for Clinical
Nutrition Assistant position and reviews with the
Serves as a management resource during the State Survey visits and
provides input and documentation as requested by
Submits to the clinical care team all resident food preferences on
admissions and readmissions and any changes in food preferences
requested by the resident, nursing, or the therapy staff.
Reviews Dietary Department policies/procedures, updates diet manual
as appropriate, and informs the Administrator of all changes.
Reviews and approves any menu changes and revisions in seasonal
cycle menus for nutritional adequacy and resident acceptance and
therapeutic diets, and makes recommendations accordingly.
Communicates resident food preferences with Dietary Department
personnel as required.
Reviews food temperature, dishwasher temperature, and PH logs
monthly and reports issues to the Administrator.
Reviews results of monthly Menu Review Meetings held between
residents and the Dietary Department and makes recommendations
Reviews diet manual at timely intervals and updates
policies/procedures as appropriate in communication with nursing
Monitors interactions between the Physical Therapy Department and
the Dietary Department on issues of diet texture concerns.
Reviews nutritional supplements being provided to residents and
communicates to management staff issues with ordering and
Validates all communications between the Dietary Department and the
nursing staff regarding diet changes, changes in food requests and
Attending Physician consult requests.
Provides nutrition education classes where required by the facility
or as part of a compliance plan of correction for the Department of
health or other regulatory entity. If required by the facility,
additional hours, at the stated hourly rate, will be agreed upon to
perform these education sessions.
Provides hygienic dietetic services which meets the daily
nutritional needs of the residents, while providing palatable and
Involves the resident and/or the residents family in planning
objectives and goals for the resident.
Visits each resident, every three (3) months, or more frequently if
required, and records findings on residents' charts, as well as any
medical change in diet. Visits monthly (or more frequently if
required) each tube feed resident and residents with staged skin
areas and records findings on residents' charts. Monitor treatment
books on all Units for staged skin areas and chart on residents at
Revises and approves cycle menus (as prepared by the Dietary
Director): including regular, therapeutic, Holiday, and special
Maintains an up-to-date Diet Manual, which is available for use by
the attending physicians, nursing staff and Dietetic personnel in
Maintains records of diet orders and changes, nutritional care
plans and nutritional counseling afforded to the facility's
Revises and approves menus (as prepared by the Dietary Director),
with regard to the cultural backgrounds and food habits of
residents, and keeps records of general and therapeutic diets.
Evaluates present supplements and vitamins for continued use,
Follows through with the correction of any deficiencies noted by
State or Federal inspectors, relating to dietetics.
Assists with acquainting employees with health and safety standards
of the Dietary Department Conducts monthly inspections of the
When appropriate and in accordance with facility policies, makes
recommendations regarding employees' discipline, advancement,
suspensions or discharge.
Attends staff and/or committee meetings, as required or as directed
by the Administrator.
Provides appropriate educational programs for residents and
Orders food and fluids recalls to determine Kilocalorie protein and
fluid needs of residents Prepare monthly weight report by
evaluating weights for 30-, 90-, and 180-day intervals.
Attends Care Plan meetings in the absence of the Dietary
Performs similar or related duties, as required. Qualifications:
Current/valid A.D.A. registration, with PA RD/LDN. All other
unrestricted and unconditional required licenses and certifications
relating to the position.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel,
residents, family members, government agencies, and the general
Must possess ability to interpret and exhibit knowledge of laws,
regulations and guidelines pertaining to the provision of dietetic
Knowledgeable of Point-Click-Care electronic documentation and
reporting system a plus.
Working knowledge of MS Office, computers, data entry, output,
Ability to examine, understand, and verify dietetic documents and
reports. Must be able to prepare reports in a systematic, neat and
Ability to function independently, have flexibility, personal
integrity and the ability to work effectively with residents,
personnel and support agencies. COVID-19 Precautions: Temperature
Mandatory once-a-week COVID testing.
Free voluntary COVID vaccinations for employees.
PPE required and provided.
Social distancing guidelines in place.
Escalated sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning measures. Pleasant
Valley Manor is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental
disability, veteran status, or any other state and federal
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