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Registered Dietitian

Company: VHC Health
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Registered DietitianThe Registered Dietitianis responsible for providing quality and timely nutritional care to patients. Requires thorough knowledge and understanding of Regulatory, Departmental, and Hospital policies and procedures pertaining to nutritional care, including nutrition screening, assessment, and reassessment; food-drug interactions; enteral and parenteral nutrition support; patient education; outpatient counseling; and documentation. Must demonstrate competence in assessing the nutritional requirements of patients across the life-cycle, including: neonatal (birth -1 year), pediatric (1-11 years), adolescent (12-17 years), adult (18-65 years), geriatric (65 and over), and pregnant/lactating patients.Join our team and unlock your potential!VHC Health is a 453-bed nationally recognized Hospital and teaching facility that has been delivering high quality care to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for over 75 years. VHC is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network (a national network of independent healthcare organizations), a designated Level II Trauma Center and a recognized Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We are proud to announce that the Leapfrog Group has awarded the hospital with an 'A' grade in Hospital Safety for the 19th year in a row, achieved an Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 10th year in a row and VHC has ranked Number 2 in Best Hospitals in the Washington, DC metropolitan area by U.S. News and World Report's 2021-2022 rankings. At VHC we are always striving to provide continued excellence and growth for our employees as well as top notch care for our patients.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited school of health related services preferred
  • Registered Dietitian (R.D.) or eligible to sit for the Registration Examination
  • One year experience with dietetics in an acute care facility preferred
  • A Registered Dietitian will oversee Registered Dietitian (RD) Eligible individuals by reviewing and signing off on their notes daily.
  • A Registered Dietitian is responsible for placing orders for RD Eligible individuals when applicable.
  • Utilizes available screening mechanisms to identify patients requiring nutritional intervention
  • Assigns priority level of care to patients for assessment time frames
  • Determines nutritional implications of selected laboratory tests, anthropometric data, and other clinical data
  • Provides diet/nutrition education and counseling according to established practice guidelines and standards
  • Develops and conducts effective nutrition in-services for the medical staff, nursing, and other groups based on need
Paid Major HolidaysGenerous Paid Time Off / VacationSick TimeHealth InsuranceDental InsuranceUndergraduate Student Loan RepaymentFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Health Savings Account (HSA)Health Fitness & Education Class DiscountsEmployee Wellness BenefitsHospital Discount for Employees and FamilyVHC Retirement ProgramTuition ReimbursementFree onsite parkingCommuter BenefitsCareer CoachingFamily Leave401(k) + Match

Keywords: VHC Health, Arlington , Registered Dietitian, Healthcare , Arlington, Virginia

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