Ochsner Health is hiring for a Renal Dietitian – New Orleans

We’ve made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed – our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.  We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!

This job coordinates the nutritional care of patients. Completes nutritional assessments, prepares nutrition care plans, recommends nutritional therapies, and monitors the effectiveness of nutritional care. Provides nutrition education to promote improved health and complies with regulatory requirements. Conducts and participates in community education, marketing, and public relations efforts. Attends committee meetings as assigned. Participates in in-services and continuing education programs.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company’s discretion.

Education

Required – Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field

Work Experience

Required – 1 year clinical work experience with knowledge of normal and therapeutic nutrition, nutrition screening and support principles, and modified diets.

Certifications
Required – Registered Dietitian status with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Current licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist status with LBEDN

Preferred – Certification in specialty area

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong personal commitment to professional development and maintaining clinical services that are evidence based.
  • Excellent analytical skills to assess nutritional status and develop appropriate care plans based on problems identified.
  • Excellent 0rganizational and prioritization skills to meet frequent deadlines.

Job Duties

  • Assesses patients’ nutritional needs and creates nutrition care plans.
  • Provides nutritional education and counseling.
  • Documents records completely and accurately.
  • Supports departmental goals.
  • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
  • Other related duties as required.

    Instructions to Apply: Find complete job description and apply online at: https://careers.ochsner.org/job/19956054/registered-dietitian-nephrology-clinic-new-orleans-la/