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Trinity Health Cardiovascular Dietician in Chelsea, Michigan

The cardiovascular dietician will be responsible for managing nutritional based education components of the Pritikin ICR program. Candidate will assist with Pritikin best practices implementation and continuous program improvement. Will provide expert nutrition education/counseling to patients and their families in both individual and group sessions. Candidate will acts as a consultant to physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team regarding nutritional aspects of patient care. Candidate will also act as an expert resource and consultant in the field of outpatient medical nutrition therapy for physician, other health care professionals, or the community at large.

*DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:*

Conducts Pritikin nutritional workshops Conducts Pritikin cooking school workshops Serves as “chef” for the program Supports the use of Pritikin educational materials and determines additional resources that might be needed to meet patient needs. Along with all team members, is available to program participants and staff on the ICR floor to interact, educate and assist patients in achieving health goals Assesses patient nutritional status based on input from physician, medical record, and various clinical assessment methodologies.

Develops CAD, CHF, metabolic syndrome, diabetic and/or weight loss nutritional treatment plan which supports medical and nutrition standards of care and addresses areas of nutritional deficit/excess.

Interprets laboratory tests as appropriate.

Triages all lipid lab results and provides patient feedback based on lipid clinic protocols and physician consultation where appropriate.

Continuously monitors patient adherence to medical nutrition therapy according to treatment plan goals and outcome measures. Modifies treatment plan as needed to maximize patient progress toward goals.

Maintains documentation of parent progress through written or dictated progress notes.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Job Number: 00149741

Location: Chelsea, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - SJMHS Chelsea Comm Hospital

Employment Type: Part time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 20

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