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141.1

T.H. Nutritional Services

 

Obtains diet history and assesses nutritional status of patients, including renal failure, diabetic and cirrhotic patients and other patients requiring special diets, and instructs patients and families on required diet therapy.

 

T.H. Clinical Nutritionist I: (SLó4)

In conjunction with the medical staff, develops nutrition plans. This includes analysis of nutrition status, considerations of nutrientódrug -interaction, and recommendations of nutrition treatment. Nutrition recommendations may include quantities of electrolyte, fluid, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrate, protein, fat and energy needs as well as the most appropriate administration route such as central or peripheral venous -access, or placement of a nasogastric, nasoduodenal, masojejunum, gastrostom, or jejunostomy feeding tube. Makes recommendations on the type of nutrient solution, start up and delivery rates, charts patientís progress and takes appropriate action if necessary. Directly supervises the assistant dietician and the diet technicians in their care of patients; lead medical staff development sessions; lectures in nutrition in medical school; supervises dietetic students; initiates research studies in their particular area of expertise and contribute to the publication of their findings.

Preferred Qualifications: - -

Masterís degree, registered dietitian with ten (10) years clinical experience required; clinical specialty certification desirable.

 

State Title Code: 3744830

SUNY Title Code: 3650

Revised: 10/1/87

141.2

 

T.H. Clinical Nutritionist II: (SL-3)

Develops and implements nutritional care plan based on assessment of nutritional needs, current nutrition-related problems and psycho-social status; consults with physicians and other health-care professionals concerning patientís nutritional care with recommendation for appropriate nutritional therapy; counsels individuals and families in nutritional principles, meal planning, nutritional supplement or special products selection, reviews laboratory values, conducts anthropometric measurements and other objective nutritional status (ie: nitrogen balance study to assess nutritional status); refers patient to other professionals for proper financial assistance and psychosocial intervention; communicates nutritional problems; diet history and nutritional data through documentation to meet accreditation and regulatory agencies standards. Participates in patient care meetings, other health care team rounds, conferences and assigned committees; provide inódepth nutritional evaluation and follow up care for high risk patients requiring aggressive nutritional intervention; delivers lectures on nutrition to Medical & Allied Health Staff and students as requested; serves as nutrition person for individuals in communities seeking qualified nutrition information in given area of expertise. Designs and develops educational materials to assist in patient education and in management of diet related problems; guides and supervises program and dietetic personnel; participates in the development, review and updating of. nutrition policies and procedures relative to the research program; studies and analyzes recent scientific literature in nutrition for the development of research projects; anticipates in the collecting documentation of nutritional data in research projects; interprets, evaluates and utilizes pertinent current research relating to nutritional care; researches and writes hospital diet manual, develops experimental diets as requested by medical staff; writes and publishes research results. Monitors food service in compliance with dietary description and quality standard. Evaluates patientís acceptance; plans and participates in quality assurance studies for nutritional services; coordinates and integrates clinical and administrative aspects of dietetics to provide quality nutritional care. Provides supervision for the maintenance of therapeutic accuracy, the nutritional care plan and the formulation of supplemental feeding implemented by Diet Technician. Attends professional meetings or continuing educational progress for maintaining registration status and clinical specialty.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree, Registered Dietitian. Five (5) years of hospital experience in clinical dietetics. Masterís degree preferred.

 

State Title Code: 3744831

SUNY Title Code: 3651

Revised: 10/1/87

141.3

 

 

T.H. Clinical Nutritionist III: (SL-2)

Develops and implements nutritional care plan based on assessment of nutritional needs, current nutritionórelated problems and psycho-social studies; consults with physicians and other healthócare professionals -concerning patientís nutritional care with recommendation for appropriate nutritional therapy; counsels individuals and families in nutritional principles, meal planning, nutritional supplement or special products selection, monitors pertinent laboratory values, conducts objective studies (e.g. nitrogen balance studies, calorie counts etc.) to assess nutritional status and adjust diet or formula as needed; refers patients to other professionals for proper financial assistance and psycho-social intervention; communicates nutritional problems, diet history and nutritional data through documentation to meet accreditation and regulatory agencyís standards; participates in patient care meetings, other health care team rounds, conferences and assigned committees. Provides inódepth nutritional evaluation for patients at risk; plans and participates in orientation and inservice educational programs for the organizationís personnel; serves as nutrition person for individuals in communities seeking qualified information designs and develops educational materials to assist in patient education and in management of diet related problems; guides and supervises programs for students; participates in research projects as assigned; researches and writes hospitals diet manual. Develops experimental diets as requested by medical staff. Monitors food service to comply with dietary prescription and quality standard; evaluates patientís acceptance; plans and participates in quality assurance studies for nutritional services; coordinates and integrates clinical and administrative aspects of dietetics to provide quality nutritional care; provides supervision for the maintenance of therapeutic accuracy, the nutritional care plan and the formulation of supplemental feeding implemented by Diet Technicians; attends professional meetings or continuing educational programs for maintaining registration status.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree, Registered Dietitian. Three or more years of hospital experience in clinical dietetics.

 

State Title Code: 3744150

SUNY Title Code: 3652

Revised: 10/1/87

141.4

T.H. Clinical Nutritionist IV: (SL-1)

Provides nutritional care of patients at moderate medical nutritional risk; will review medical records for laboratory values and results, medications, food-drug interactions diagnosis, past medical history and prognosis; interviews patients for dietary history; presents food intake and acceptance of present situation to make nutritional evaluations and is responsible for implementation and evaluation under close supervision of the registered dietitians. Plans and participates in orientations of inservice educational programs for hospital personnel; assists in the development of patient nutritional materials; participates in data collection for nutrition research studies; analyses and utilizes pertinent published research related to nutrition care responsibilities; assists in updating hospital diet manual. Monitors service in compliance with dietary prescription and quality standard; evaluating patientís acceptance; plans and participates in Quality Assurance studies for Nutritional Services.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelorís degree, RD eligible. This is an entry level position for a dietetic student having just completed a C.U.P., or internship and awaiting to take the American Dietetic Association Registration Exam for Competency.

 

State Title Code: 3744151

SUNY Title Code: 3653

Revised: 10/1/87


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