Registered Dietitian

Job Title: Registered Dietitian

Reports To: N/A

Location: Allentown

Employee Type: Part Time (1 day per week)

Summary:
OAA Orthopaedic Specialists is seeking a part-time (1 day per week) Registered Dietitian to provide clinical nutrition services to OAA patients.  As an independent contractor, this involves assessment of individual nutritional status, evaluation and recommendation of appropriate dietary interventions to improve nutritional status, and education for OAA patients. Responsible for independently implementing nutritional care to patients within established standards of practice.

Essential Functions:
  • Completes initial and follow-up nutrition assessments of patients, performs nutrition diagnosis, develops and implements individualized nutritional care plans per standards of care and documents results appropriately.
  • Responds to consults from the medical/surgical staff within 24 hours.
  • On an as needed basis, participates in appropriate patient management consults with providers.   
  • Utilize assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations.
  • Documents relevant, accurate, and timely information performed in steps in the Nutrition Care Process in the patient’s electronic medical record in accordance with department standards.
  • Determines continuation of care based on whether the patient has met intervention goals.
  • Individualizes materials for patient education, monitors and develops basic educational materials.
  • Interacts professionally with other healthcare professionals and is perceived as a resource on nutrition issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to patients and families, public, medical staff and physicians.
  • Ability to function independently.
  • Ability to counsel and educate others.Bachelor's Degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition.  2 years of experience required. Registered Dietitian required (Commission on Dietetics Registration).


Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition.  2 years of experience required. Registered Dietitian required (Commission on Dietetics Registration).

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists has been the preferred choice of the Lehigh Valley for comprehensive orthopaedic care for over forty years. Our mission is to be the region’s premier medical provider focused exclusively on orthopaedic care. To achieve this mission, OAA Orthopaedic Specialists seeks to employ individuals that strive to put the needs of our patients first and foremost. With internationally-renowned physicians, state-of-the-art technologies, and various locations, OAA is home to some of the area’s best and brightest employees.

Our employees strive to provide a quality patient-centered experience to our patients and their families. OAA offers a great benefits package to include Health/Dental/Vision, Company paid Life/LTD and AD&D insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, and a 401(k) retirement plan after 1 year of service.

OAA is an equal-opportunity employer.
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