Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Job Description and Requirements
Division: Long Term Care
Site: Forest Heights
Site Address: Forest Heights,60 Westheights Drive,Kitchener,ON,N2N 2A8
Employment Type: Full Time Contract
Expiration Date: 28/02/2018
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Registered Dietitian is responsible for providing resident nutrition/hydration care and documenting nutrition/hydration care in compliance with regulatory standards and Revera's policies and procedures.
This is a 18 months contract position.
To assess nutrition status for all residents on admission, annually and whenever there is a significant change in status;
To determine each resident's level of nutrition and hydration risk in order to prescribe/recommend needed interventions and follow-up care;
To develop a nutrition plan of care for each newly admitted resident;
To evaluate and modify, as needed, the nutrition plan of care for residents being followed by the RD, on an ongoing basis;
To document resident nutrition care for residents followed by the RD;
To provide nutrition/dietary counseling/education for residents and/or their caregivers, family members or substitute decision makers for the purpose of supporting optimum resident nutrition care;
To monitor residents at high nutrition risk and those at moderate nutrition risk who are considered by the RD to require ongoing RD monitoring", and to ensure that all other residents (those at low risk and those at moderate risk who are considered stable by the RD), and delegated to the Nutrition Manager are monitored;
To participate as a member of the interdisciplinary resident care team at resident care conferences, as scheduling allows;
To participate on other appropriate interdisciplinary committees such as the Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Resident Care/Professional Advisory and Ethics;
To participate as a key member of the home's Care Teams, such as Skin/Wound Care, Bowel Management and Dysphagia Management teams;
To coordinate continuous quality improvement of the home's nutrition and hydration care and food services and dining in collaboration with the NM;
To provide nutrition/dietary in-service education for Dietary and Nursing staff and other interdisciplinary team members as required;
To review and approve the home's seasonal menus, including those for therapeutic and texture modified diets and snack menus;
To uphold and promote the organization's values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera's Code of Conduct;
To approve the home's menus;
To oversee the Restorative Feeding, Dining Program and the Enteral Nutrition Program;
To collaborate with the Nutrition Manager and advise Administration on Resident nutrition care, considering resident's language, religious, culture and nutrient needs;
To complete all other tasks as assigned.
University degree in area of Food and Nutrition from an approved university;
1-2 years of experience in gerontology, rehabilitation, community/complex/long term care an asset;
Current registration in the applicable province's regulatory College of Dietitians;
Membership in Dietitians of Canada and the Gerontology Network;
Must be knowledgeable of Provincial Food Premises Regulation, CCHSA Accreditation Canada, Provincial/Health Authority regulatory requirements, and Residents' Bill of Rights;
Must possess strong written and oral communication, critical thinking, care coordination, time management and customer focus skills
Must have proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office applications and Synergy (Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), Point Click Care/POC/eMAR.
Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).
[posted Feb 2, 2018]
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