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Regional Registered Dietitian

Company: Medilodge
Location: Sterling Heights
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Regional Registered DietitianMediLodge is proud to have received the 2023 Michigan Employer of the Year Award through the MichiganWorks! Association!Are you looking for a rewarding career and a stable company to call home? MediLodge offers you a rewarding experience to work with other warm-hearted team members who will support and guide you along your career path. At the end of each day, your professional success and personal fulfilment will be your reward for making a difference in the lives of our residents.Why Choose MediLodge? No matter where you reside or consider relocating to, we are the largest provider of skilled nursing long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services with 50 centers located throughout Michigan.Healthcare and Specialty Benefits:Effective 2024 we are pleased to offer our full-time employees a variety of medical coverage options through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.Affordable Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, and Vision insurance benefits through leading insurance providers to meet your healthcare needs and preferences for you and your family.We know your pet is family too! Three Pet Insurance options available to choose from.We provide an intercompany Employee Benefits Concierge to assist you in navigating and maximizing your benefits, should you have any questions.Flexible pay options; get paid daily, weekly, or bi-weekly with pay advances through UKG WalletCompany paid vacation days with rollover option and sick time.Employee Assistance ProgramExcellent career advancement opportunitiesTuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment programsCompany Paid Life Insurance401K retirement programHealth Saving Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and Dependent Care FSA.Unlimited Referral Bonuses and more!Summary:The Regional Registered Dietitian works with Regional and Corporate team to maximize the nutrition programs clinical and operational performance and will provide direction and coordinate activities related to dietary services. This position will assist dietitians and dietary managers to maintain quality patient care through compliance of federal, state and local regulations, as well as company standards. The Regional Dietitian will be responsible for understanding and validating company nutritional standards, Quality Indicators, and for coordination with the Regional team to ensure standards are maintained. This position will also be responsible for facility visitation and documentation requirements, where assigned.Qualifications:Education:Bachelors degree in Dietetics, Nutrition, or related fieldLicenses/Certification:Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Dietetics and NutritionLicense or certification as mandated by the state in which employedServSafe Food Safety Certification preferredExperience:Experience in long-term care environment and geriatric nutrition preferredEssential Functions:In collaboration with Corporate RD will direct and coordinate the development, implementation, and maintenance of the following:Diet ManualMenusDietary capital equipment specificationsDietary Quality IndicatorsCoordinate dietary services with other patient care services through on-going communication with other director/manager consultants.Function as facility Dietitian in those facilities designated by the Corporate Dietitian and/or Regional Director of Operations.Review Consultant reports, Quality Assurance, and survey results from the region. Recommend intervention and follow up if necessary.Ensure that National and Regional food vendor and manufacturer programs are complied with throughout the region.In collaboration with operations and facility administration, interview and select facility dietitians and dietary managers.Routinely communicates issues, concerns, and opportunities for improvement to the Executive Director and Director of Operations.Uses independent judgment and discretion on behalf of the organization in the performance of these duties.Monitor and validate nutritional systems for region.Provide assistance to operations to improve services in targeted facilities.Provide training to consultants, dietary managers, and dietitians throughout the region as indicated by Quality Indicators, changes in regulations, and facility visits.Will participate in presurvey visits with the regional team.Participates in the long-term care survey process. Instructs staff in matters of conduct and disclosure. Maintains a presence at the Nursing Center as directed by the Corporate/Regional team while surveyors are on-site and directs the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress, if appropriate. Works with the Nutrition Services Supervisor/Manager and other Nursing Center departments to develop survey plan of correction, as needed.Maintains good communications and working relationships with all departments in the Nursing Center.Performs job duties safely as specified in the physical, sensory, and mental requirements.Stays abreast of federal regulations for long-term care, dietetic registration/licensure, and food safety, as well as state-specific regulations for the state he/she works and incorporates into his/her work as needed.Monitors industry trends, new products, current research, and new programs in medical nutrition therapy and foodservice and incorporates into his/her work as needed.Performs other duties as assigned.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Ability to read and write in English at a level appropriate for the job.Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and at all levels of the organization.Ability to be accurate, concise, and detail-orientedAbility to read, speak, understand, and communicate effectively in English through verbal and written means.Knowledge of safe food preparation and handling techniques.Knowledge in quantity food production.Knowledge of medical nutrition therapy for residents in a long-term care setting.Understands principles of growth and development for the entire life span with the ability to provide care appropriate for the adolescent, adult, and geriatric residents as appropriate to the resident population.by Jobble

Keywords: Medilodge, Sterling Heights , Regional Registered Dietitian, Healthcare , Sterling Heights, Michigan

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