Consulting Dietitian

Position Type Contract
Hours Per Week As needed
Education Level Massachusetts State Registered Dietitian
Years Of Experience 2
Position Status Now Hiring!
Location Attleboro, MA

Job Responsibilities

Provides dietary consultation to clients in the home setting as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to care. Is available to staff on specific client nutritional issues related to the overall medical plan of care.

Job Requirements

  • Makes home visits to clients with nutritional problems
  • Assesses clients who have
    • difficulty in complying with dietary restrictions
    • difficulty in understanding complex dietary restrictions
    • exhibited high nutritional risk
    • shown evidence of malnutrition or slow wound healing process
    • other nutritional problems for which nursing staff desires additional consultation
  • Assists the registered nurse in teaching difficult dietary regimes
  • Serves as a consultant to the nursing staff regarding nutrition and health care
  • Counsels the client/family on nutritional matters
  • Assists in evaluating nutritional needs of the client
  • Assists in planning for home dietary management
  • Records observations and activities related to client care. Submits documentation within 48 hours of visit
  • Participates in case conferences and in-service programs as requested
  • Obtains & maintains knowledge of the provisions of the HIPAA Privacy Regulation
  • Complies with all federal and state laws and regulations governing the privacy of a client’s protected health information
  • Positively contributes to all phases of the Quality Assessment Performance
  • Improvement (QAPI) program. Contributions may include; identification
    of problem areas; recommendations to address problem areas; data collection;
    attendance at periodic QAPI meetings or participation in performance
    improvement projects

Job Qualifications

– Massachusetts State Registered Dietitian
– 2 or more years professional experience in nutrition
– Ability to communicate effectively