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Sr Dietitian - Oncology

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:


Summary
The Oncology Dietitian provides nutrition education and care across the continuum of the cancer experience including primary prevention, cancer treatment, secondary prevention, cancer recurrence, survivorship and palliative care. The Oncology Dietitian serves as the nutrition expert in Oncology Medical Nutrition Therapy collaborating with the multi-modal comprehensive cancer program at MyMichigan Health

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(20%) Implements and maintains nutrition screening system for cancer outpatients undergoing active treatment. Collaborates with providers and staff to obtain referrals oncology patients that may benefit from Medical Nutrition Therapy.

(50%) Counsels inpatients, outpatients and their families in medical nutrition therapy and adapts diet and nutrition support plans to meet specific individual needs. Establishes tube feeding orders and recommends parenteral nutrition plans following best practice guidelines. Evaluates and uses information on nutritional supplements/indications for use and product composition. Documents nutrition assessment, intervention, education and follow-up in the electronic medical record. Uses International Dietetics and Nutrition Terminology (IDNT) and the nutrition care process when documenting patient care.

(20%) Provides education and presentations to staff and community on nutrition topics related to cancer prevention, cancer treatment and survivorship.

(10%) Participates on the Cancer Committee and Cancer Survivorship Team attending meetings as required by the Commission on Cancer Accreditation Program.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Maintains and applies in-depth body of knowledge of food and human nutrition unique to cancer.

Participates in the education and training of new personnel, residents and dietetic interns.

Compiles reports and maintains records in accordance with established policies.

Serves as the primary dietitian resource for specialty area (Oncology). Assists with policy and procedure development and formulary review and decision-making.

Stays current with research and trends and serves as a resource for inquiries from the healthcare team related to the specialty area.

Acts as a resource for peers on nutrition issues related to specialty area and provides continuing education each year based on current research.

Complies with MyMichigan Health policies and procedures.

Other Duties as assigned.

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES

CDR - Commission on Dietetic Registered Required Equivalent Experience - Registration by CDR for a minimum of three years required.

CERTDIETI - Certified Dietitian Required Equivalent Experience - Certification by the CDR as a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). The Oncology Dietitian will be required to obtain certification

EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:

Ability to work independently to produce desired results.

Interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully with individuals and groups and interact with people at all levels to communicate ideas and concepts in a clear and understandable manner.

MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.

Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.

Can move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.

Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

Physical Demand Level: Light. Must be able to occasionally (0?33% of the workday) lift or carry

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Sr Dietitian - Oncology, Other , Midland, Michigan

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