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Collective Bargaining Unit: SEIU Local 73 Posting Salary: $25.049 Hourly
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Food & Nutrition
1901 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
The Dietitian II interviews, nutritionally assesses, and counsels patients regarding Therapy in one or more assigned hospital units. Participates in interdisciplinary team conferences, health team rounds, and consultations with medical staff. Develops and implements nutritional care plan. Documents nutritional care given in the medical record. Monitors and evaluates effectiveness and outcome of nutrition care processes. Conducts nutrition education classes. Participate in quality assurance program.
Reviews medical orders for patients diet requirements
Reviews patient's current medical status through patient visitation and diet history, medical chart review, interdisciplinary team conferences, health team records, and consultation with other staff
Conducts nutrition assessments, develops and implements nutritional care plans which appropriately meet age, psycho-social, and physical needs of the patients to ensure that the nutritional requirements are being met, and are in compliance with accrediting agencies and Quality Assurance Standards
Counsels patients and families on therapeutic diet or normal nutrition
Records and maintains appropriateness of nutritional assessments and care provided; documents in medical record
Prepares and submits reports as required
Conducts patients meal rounds to monitor food intake and evaluate meal services
Visits patients regularly to ensure patients are receiving appropriate nutritional care and to provide follow-up care
Reassess nutrition status/needs for assigned patients and evaluates effectiveness of nutrition therapy for specific age groups and disease state
Conducts nutrition education classes for patients, staff, affiliated students, and serves as a resource person to other health care members
Instructs, supervises and evaluates dietetic students as assigned
Compiles and develops educational materials
Must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Food and Nutrition or related degree (must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Must have an active registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (must provide proof at time of interview)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Specialty certifications in Nutrition Support and/or Pediatrics
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of Quality Improvement methods
Knowledge of diabetes care, diabetes self-management and food and nutrition
Skilled in applying current American Diabetes Association (ADA) standards in patient management
Skilled in delivering information to patients and clinical staff
Ability to apply learned knowledge of modern principles and practices of Medical Nutrition Therapy
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with other members of the Health Care Team for the enhancement of patient care
Ability to teach and conduct in-service trainings
Ability to assess impact of diet on diabetic patients
Ability to prepare education plans for diabetics
Ability to plan and develop nutritional education materials for patients
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.