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Luminis Health Lanham, MD Dietitian Clinical Dietitian
Job ID JL1767 posted on 02/22/24

Position Description

Position Objective:

Assesses nutritional needs; develops, implements, evaluates, and documents nutritional care plans for hospitalized patients; performs diet instruction in preparation for discharge, according to applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.

Essential Job Duties:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Assesses data reflective of patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirement relative to his/her age group.
Conducts nutritional assessment for patients and makes appropriate recommendations for medical nutrition therapy.
Consistently utilizes established screening criteria to identify patients at nutritional risk.
Documents screening and assessments in medical record according to clinical standards.
Recommends changes in medical nutrition therapy based on assessments and discusses rationale for change.
Develops and implements plans of nutritional care correlated with other health disciplines.
Calculates the composition of all enteral and parenteral formulas and assesses appropriateness.
Counsel patients and caregivers in nutrition principles, care plans, and food selection appropriate for diet order.
Precepts dietetic interns.
Participates in multi-disciplinary committees, task forces, and patient planning rounds.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Minimum Education. The minimum level of education for this position includes:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Must be available for weekends and occasional evening work.
Required License/Certifications:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) – ACEND approved internship or equivalent education and approved experience program.
Must be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of AND.
Must be licensed or meet licensure requirements and be in the process of applying for licensure with the Maryland State Board of Dietetic Practice.

Desired Qualifications

Must comprehend medical terminology.

Advanced Certification or CNSC preferred.


Sandra Lowery

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