Job Description Caring employees make the difference!! At American Senior Communities, we C.A.R.E! * C
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These are the core values at American Senior Communities. They are our guiding principles to help each of us make the right choices. They not only frame our decisions, but they also guide our actions. These values provide the framework for all of our relationships with our customers, staff, family members, and community at large. Are you ready to make a difference?
We are currently accepting applications for the following position: Registered Dietitian Consultant
Provides oversight on clinical documentation in the form of nutrition assessments, routine quarterly progress notes, significant change assessments and routine follow up notes for all residents. Responsible for accurate MDS Dietary completion, development of care plans for residents and revision of care plans as resident condition changes. Serves as a team leader for the Nutrition at Risk meeting. ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS:
We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:
Completes and updates nutritional status for the comprehensive resident assessment process.
Performs assessments to identify residents’ current needs for dietary services and those residents at nutritional risk. Refers residents to Registered Dietitian for additional evaluation.
Interviews residents, interested family members, legal representatives, and significant others to obtain and update information needed to develop individualized plans of care to accommodate individual needs and preferences and to protect and promote residents’ rights.
Runs the Nutrition At Risk Interdisciplinary Team Meeting by keeping an updated list of all residents who meet the risk requirements. Provides leadership and discussion of residents with the team members to determine appropriate interventions for the residents and assist with follow through.
Works cooperatively with members of the interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care. Attend care conferences, nutritional wellness committee, and wound rounds. Communicates resident concerns and responses to interventions to the interdisciplinary team members and direct care staff.
Responsible for inputting resident weights in to a designated computer program to identify those residents with significant weight changes, and providing this information to the rest of the interdisciplinary team.
Records progress notes in the clinical records including subjective findings, objective symptoms, observations of behavior, interventions provided to resident and resident’s responses to dietary interventions.
Identifies ways to accommodate resident’s choices, preferences, and customary routines in matters of eating. Includes these approaches in plan of care and gives information to direct care staff. Cooperates with other departments to identify and accommodate individual resident needs and preferences.
Conducts regular meal observations, reviews records, and interviews staff and residents to ensure that all residents are receiving food in the amount, type, consistency, and frequency to maintain adequate nutritional parameters. If food intake is inadequate or resident’s nutritional status is poor, adjusts the menus to meet nutrient needs of the resident. Refers complex issues to the Registered Dietitian for assessment and intervention.
Maintains workplace in an orderly clean manner. Stores supplies and equipment in proper place when not in use.
Assists the Dietary Manager with verification of resident information regarding new admissions, diet order changes, room changes, and daily census.
Attends in-service education programs and staff meetings as assigned and applies information to job tasks.
Actively participates in the long term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining presence at all times while surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate. Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies. Collaborates with the Executive Director to develop responses to survey report as needed.
Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
Room for Advancement
Year End Bonus
Verizon and Sprint Cell Phone Discount
O2ne Program – Paid LPN and RN Training
Referral Bonuses up to $1000
YMCA Discounts AND NOW OFFERING… 25% off tuition at any Harrison College Location!
Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, familymembers, customers and staff.
Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or Food Science.
Registered in the state of Indiana.
About this company
At a time when home and health services are seen as fragmented and, consequently, frustrating, where can today’s senior adults find a housing community to call home? That was our challenge, and the reason we created American Senior Communities. We’ve created senior living communities specifically designed to serve today’s seniors by providing a multitude of lifestyle choices with integrated services and amenities.
Each American Senior Community is part of the neighborhood in which it exists. Our leaders and staff live in surrounding areas and know the community well. We value the same things in life that you do. The foundation of our senior living communities is based on the knowledge that we’ll be part of your neighborhood for many, many years.
When someone chooses to live in one of our retirement communities or health care facilities, we become an extension of their family. We take the time to get to know each of our residents and their families on a personal level. Our communities are made up of individuals, and with that in mind, we focus on serving individual need
Location/Region: Harrison, NY (US)