Clinical Dietitian

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To assess the nutritional status and dietary needs of Reid Health PACE participants and plan for the provision of adequate dietary intake to enable client to achieve his/her optimal level of independent functioning. To provide necessary consultation and teaching to clients, families and the health team. To oversee food services, including congregate and home delivered meals. All Reid Health PACE staff members must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, plan care for and provide service to frail elderly participants according to the assigned responsibilities and Reid Health PACE standards.

Our values of Excellence, Empathy, Integrity and Accountability are essential to exceed our customers’ expectations. At Reid, we look for individuals who believe in our core values and demonstrate a genuine desire to make a positive impact to those we serve. We take pride in employing people who show up every day with a commitment to these values along with our mission and vision. We are one team working toward a common goal of providing outstanding customer care and service to our communities. If you have a calling to serve and are looking for meaningful and purposeful work, Reid Health is the place for you.

To lead our communities to well-being, one person at a time. It is not just what we do – it is who we are.

Overview of Responsibilities

Nutrition Services

Promotes the utilization of nutritional counseling and education through case finding techniques, which promote the growth of the nutrition services within Reid Health PACE Center.

Maintains productivity per program expectation.

Evaluates patient’s nutritional status, utilizing various lab values and physical assessments, obtaining primary care provider’s orders as required.

Assesses client’s food preferences, methods of preparation and cultural and environmental factors affecting the client’s dietary intake.

Participates in the development and revision of the client’s plan of care as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Develops a plan for the provision of food and drink appropriate for the client’s physical and medical needs and environmental conditions. Integrates the nutrition treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.

Educates the client’s family or other caregivers about the need for and preparation of therapeutic diets as part of the treatment plan.

Re-evaluates and revises nutritional plans as necessary to ensure the continued adequacy and appropriateness of the nutritional plan, obtaining primary care provider’s orders as necessary.

Reports client’s treatment response to the team and primary care provider.

Provides guidance in the selection and preparation of foods and their appropriateness to the overall nutritional treatment plan.

Oversees congregate meal service, home delivered meals, nourishment, inventory and sanitation, supervising paraprofessional staff in the performance of their duties as they relate to nutritional services. Documents the supervision according to established procedures.

Maintains necessary record keeping functions pertaining to clients’ care and submits in a timely manner.

Food Services

Identifies capital needs and monitors department purchasing. Completes required order information in conjunction with Reid Health PACE and monitors receipt of items. Approves food/non-food purchasing (including bulk food orders, nutritional supplements, paper goods and external food/delivery customer bills) monthly and forwards information to Reid Health PACE Finance Department.

Works with management team to prepare annual budget and manages appropriate areas of the budget.

Monitors monthly meal utilization and identifies strategies/procedures to attain budget allocation goals and key measures. Reports home delivered meal totals monthly. Investigates discrepancies and/or causes for increase in utilization and reports findings.


Knows and adheres to the philosophy and goals of Reid Health PACE

Maintains a quiet and safe environment for clients, visitors and staff.

Keeps confidentiality of client records, reports and discussions.

Participates in formulation and maintenance of Reid Health PACE policies and procedures.

Participates in Reid Health PACE Committees as requested by the Director of Clinical Services.

Advises the Director of Clinical Services in ways and means to establish better accountability of Reid Health PACE services to clients and referral sources. Integrates the nutrition treatment plan into the overall plan of care developed by the interdisciplinary team.

Attends and participates in scheduled staff meetings and client care meetings as requested.

Maintains flexibility in schedule and responds to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload in order to fulfill responsibilities.

Utilizes supplies and equipment economically.

Informs the Reid Health PACE Clinical Director of “unusual incidents.”

Identifies nutrition service delivery problems and uses good judgment in their solution.

Pursues professional growth through continuing education process.

Is professional in appearance and manner in the clinical area; recognizes own limits and seeks help and guidance from the Reid Health PACE Clinical Director as appropriate; responds in a positive manner to constructive criticism; serves as a role model for students and staff members.

Optionally holds membership in professional organizations.

Pursues professional growth through the continuing education process and presenting and publishing scholarly papers.

Performs other related duties as required.


Education Required: B.S. in Dietetics w/ ADA Registration & Indiana Licensure.

Education Preferred: Masters of Science Degree and registration with the American Dietetics’ Association.

Experience Required: Knowledge in the principles and practices of nutritional counseling and education. Two or more years of experience.

Experience Preferred: Knowledge in the principles and practices of nutritional counseling and education. Two or more years of experience with the elderly and frail population.

Licensure: Registration with the American Dietetics’ Association.

Certifications: As per degree

Other: Addresses clients, families, employees and colleagues with appropriate name and titles; answers telephone properly and takes messages accurately; works well with

clients, showing tact, consideration and an encouraging attitude to secure cooperation; maintains a collegial relationship marked by respect and cooperation with team members and other health care providers; is flexible in response to unexpected emergencies and changes in workload and staffing, and works where appropriate with

minimal supervision.

Schedule DetailsDay Shift. 40 hours weekly. Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

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