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Company: Universal Health Services, Inc.
Location: Kirkland
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:


Fairfax Behavioral Health is in need of a Per Diem position with flexible schedule. Dietitian to work at Fairfax Behavioral Health hospital in Kirkland, Washington. POSITION SUMMARYThe Dietitian plans modified diets as requested by the attending physician/licensed practitioner, provides nutritional assessments for patients as needed, and counsels patients and their families on dietary plans, food selections, preparation and nutritional principles. Monitors the performance improvement plans of the Dietary Services department and provides input in the development and implementation of patient care plans in relation to nutritional needs Wage Range:Minimum: $34.00/hourMaximum: $44.86/hour

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE * Education: Requires a minimum of Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition or dietetics from an accredited college or university. * Experience: Requires a minimum of one (1) year post internship work experience in clinical nutrition in a health care facility with concentration in nutritional assessment and counseling. * Credentials: Registration with the Commission on Dietetics and dietitian certification with the State of Washington. REQUIRED PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATIONAbility to demonstrate proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 by October 18, 2021 or date of hire if after October 18, 2021. Reasonable accommodations maybe considered. PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE* Master's degree in clinical nutrition or dietetics.* Prior experience with eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and other behavioral conditions preferred. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES1. Provide direct nutritional care for in-patient, PHP and IOP patients including, but notlimited to, nutritional assessments, care planning, and monitoring as needed.2. Coordinate patient care with multidisciplinary team.3. Review patient's medical record to determine their nutritional needs, assess their current dietary patterns, and ensure that dietary consults are completed within 72hours of providers orders.4. Collaborate with the patient to develop an individualized eating plan to assist in achievement of personal health goals.5. Conduct nutrition counseling and medical nutrition therapy to adolescents and adults struggling with food and body image issues, diabetes, obesity and other nutritional concerns.6. Consult with patients and their family members concerning dietary needs and goals.7. Plan modified diets for patients as requested by attending physician/licensed practitioner.8. Communicate patient's special nutritional needs to the Food Service Supervisor in a timely manner9. Monitor and document patients care in regard to therapeutic diets, and update their medical record as changes in nutritional needs occur.10. Contribute to overall department planning of dietary services.11. May inspect meal assembly to ensure trays conform to prescribed diet and meet standards.12. Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.13. Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.14. Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.15. Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.16. Ensure Dietary Department provides quality food service to patients in accordance to JCAHO standards. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESTHIS SECTION DESCRIBES WHAT KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION SHOULD CURRENTLY POSSESS. THIS LIST MAY NOT BE COMPLETE FOR ALL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. 1. Knowledge of all the facets of nutritional and dietary planning.2. Knowledge of JCAHO Standards.3. Knowledge of the unique dietary needs of various age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).4. Knowledge of nutritional menu planning and skill in interpreting and applying this knowledge to patient's needs.5. Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.6. Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.7. Effective oral and written communication skills.8. Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.9. Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.10. Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.11. Ability to work as a team player.12. Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.13. Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.14. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.15. Ability to meet corporate deadlines.16. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDSTHIS SECTION DESCRIBES HOW AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION CURRENTLY PERFORMS THE FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. MODIFICATIONS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH THIS JOB MAY BE PERFORMED WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. 1. Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of patient charts.2. Ability to stand and walk up to six hours and sit up to two hours.3. Ability to frequently lift or carry up to 10 lbs. and occasionally life and carry up to 50 lbs.4. Ability to frequently reach above, at or below shoulder height. MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES:THIS SECTION DESCRIBES THOSE MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES AN EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION MUST BE ABLE TO USE. 1. Telephone and paging systems.2. Diet manuals.3. Basic office machines.4. Dietary charts.5. Policies, procedures, plans and program manuals.6. Diet software.7. Microsoft Word and Excel. BENEFITS:

  • Insurance:
    • Full time and part time employees (scheduled 20 or more hours per week) and their families are eligible to be covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance
    • Retirement Plans:
      • Employees are able to enroll in the Company's 401(k) plan or deferred compensation plan
      • Paid Time Off/Vacation:
        • Full-time Employees are eligible for 21 days of PTO annually. Part-time employees are eligible for also eligible for PTO depending on FTE.
        • Extended Leave Bank sick hours accrue at a rate of 1.85 hour per pay period for Full-time employees, and is prorated according to hours worked for part-time employees
        • Holiday hours are included in the PTO accruals
        • Additional Benefits Information:

Keywords: Universal Health Services, Inc., Kirkland , DIETITIAN, Healthcare , Kirkland, Washington

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