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Registered Dietician, Career Opportunity in Peterborough, Ontario

Job description

Responsibilities

  • Complete nutritional assessments for all new admissions.
  • On-going monitoring and assessment of residents who are identified as High Nutritional Priority
  • Complete Quarterly and/or Annual Nutritional Assessments according to the RAI-MDS schedule
  • Evaluate nutritional adequacy of dietary intake by calculating and analysing Food Intake Studies, as necessary
  • Inform and educate residents, family members, and team members on nutritional care, as required
  • Individualize resident’s diet to meet his or her needs by involving the resident’s family members, advocates, care givers, physician and other team members in care plan development
  • Liaise with dietary manager, food service supervisor, registered nursing staff, families and government officials
  • Review and approve the facilities bi-annual menu
  • Document prescribed nutrition interventions and compliance, as per the nutrition care plan Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of prescribed nutrition interventions and resident’s tolerance
  • Participate in quality services audit, clinical nutrition section
  • Participate in Palliative Care Committee and Skin & Wound Committee
Required Skills

Qualifications:

  • Registered Dietitian with the College of Dietitians of Ontario
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical and geriatric nutrition
  • Knowledge of Point Click Care preferred
  • Knowledge of RAI /MDS, RAPS, Care Planning and all MOH requirements
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in long-term care setting preferred
  • Superb organizational, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety practices, principles and legislation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Customer-focused attitude, with high emphasis on building and maintaining relationships with clients
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