This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
This title family: obtains diet history and assesses nutritional status of patients, including renal failure, diabetic and cirrhotic patients and other patients requiring special diets, and instructs patients and families on required diet therapy.
In conjunction with the medical staff, develops nutrition plans. This includes analysis of nutrition status, considerations of nutrient-drug interactions, and recommendations of nutrition treatment. Nutrition recommendations may include quantities of electrolyte, fluid, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, fat and energy needs as well as the most appropriate route such as central or peripheral venous access, or placement of a nasogastric, nasoduodenal, nasojejunum, gastrostomy, or jejunostomy feeding tube. Makes recommendations on the type of nutrient solution, start up and delivery rates, charts patient's progress and takes appropriate action is necessary. Directly supervises the assistant dietician and the diet technicians in their care of patients; lead medical staff development sessions; lectures in nutrition in the medical school; supervises dietetic students; initiates research studies in their particular area of expertise and contribute to the publication of their findings.
Master's Degree, registered dietician with ten years clinical experience required; clinical specialty certification desirable.
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