Clinical Dietician Relief at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Nutritional Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Job Description

Clinical Dietician AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
Location Address: 9100 W. 74th Street, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Providing faith-based, whole person care to Kansas City since 1962
  • Excellent health benefits, an onsite child care center and fitness facility  
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Largest health care provider in Johnson County with three campuses
Work Hours/Shift:
Relief - Varied Shift
At least 8 hours per week
Part of the Intensive Modification Program

You Will Be Responsible For:

Nutrition Assessment & Reassessment

  • Initiates and monitors nutrition assessments/reassessments per Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and regulatory standards.
  • Assessment criteria include achievable/measurable goals and plan of care.
  • Prioritizes patients at nutrition risk for timely management.
  • Reassesses patients throughout their hospitalization according to MNT Standards.
  • Documentation is complete and consistent with MNT standards of care, including response to treatment.

Therapeutic Diets

  • Demonstrates understanding of therapeutic diets, meal planning, processing patient menus and options for additional items available to patients.
  • Uses standards appropriate to age and clinical condition/diagnosis.
  • Selects items/products appropriate to patient age, condition, nutrient needs and route of delivery.
  • Evaluates patient response to diet served and communicates problems or ideas to appropriate Food Service personnel.


  • Demonstrates understanding of cultural, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and psychological factors/barriers that impact patient/client’s nutrition and motivation to change.
  • Uses educational and behavioral objectives and provides appropriate educational material/information.
  • Counseling documentation indicates teaching effectiveness, understanding and expected compliance.
  • Communicates with referral source if appropriate.


Enteral/Parenteral Nutrition

  • Uses standards/interventions/goals and plan of care appropriate to age and Clinical condition/diagnosis.
  • Calculates calories, protein, and fat provided in parenteral/enteral solutions (includes applicable medications).
  • Selects products appropriate to patient age, condition, nutrient needs and route of delivery.
  • Assessment/reassessment documentation includes current rate, what it provides, response to treatment and achievable/measurable goals.



  • Maintains accurate records of work activities (stats/logs) and submits required reports on time.
  • Demonstrates understanding of where to find necessary information in medical record, computer, and paperwork.
  • Maintains organized paperwork.



  • Follows approved abbreviations, avoiding those on the Do Not Use List per The Joint Commission.




  • Demonstrates safe and effective use of computers and printer.



  • Understands and utilizes “managing up”
  • Understands and utilizes AIDET in patient interactions
  • Utilizes LAST in service recovery situations
  • Assumes additional responsibilities to support team efforts when necessary
  • Demonstrates care and courtesy at all times
  • Exhibits good judgment and time management skills to accomplish daily tasks
  • Demonstrates a customer-centered approach in problem solving and decision making
  • Understands and adheres to all HIPPAA regulations
  • Offers ideas and feedback to enhance function of team
  • Exhibits professional manner through grooming, dress, language, and non-verbal behavior

What you will need:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1 to 2 Years of Position-Related Experience
  • Includes experience as a clinical dietitian in an acute care health setting
  • Kansas Licensed Dietitian
  • Master’s Degree Preferred
  • 5+ Years of Position-Related Experience Preferred
  • Certified Diabetes Educator Preferred

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director and Lead Clinical Dietitian and in collaboration with other members of the health care team, identifies patients at risk of nutritional deficit or excess, assesses nutritional needs and defines nutrient requirements, develops and oversees the implementation of the nutrition care plan for patients with complicated nutritional problems, evaluates the effectiveness of nutrition interventions, provides nutrition education related to medical nutrition therapy, and counsels patients and family members on appropriate food selections, eating habit and behavior changes to accomplish optimum patient outcomes and defined goals.  Promotes continuity of care through effective discharge planning, care coordination, and communication with the health care team.

The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for acting as a role model for the vision and values of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission.  S/he is accountable for working with the parameters of the Kansas Dietitian Practice Act, regulatory standards, established policies, and procedures; and utilizes other pertinent references as guidelines for clinical practice.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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