The Registered Dietitian directs and coordinates nutritional care to patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. Performs nutritional assessments; develops and implements care plans, education of patients, staff communication with physicians and health team members. Serves as a facilitator for all nutrition-related patient care needs.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition or closely related field
License/Certifications: Active Maine State Registered Dietitian license; Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) required
Excellent knowledge of nutrition principles and diet therapy in order to accurately assess patients’ medical and nutritional status and to formulate care plans
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary for interacting with patients and other members of the healthcare team
Skill in time management, problem-solving, multitasking, prioritizing and nutritional care coordination
Ability to respond the changing workload based on patient census and to direct, supervise and evaluate nutritional care needs in order to individualize nutritional care provided to patients
Ability to maintain professional manner even under stressful situations
Proficient computer and presentation skills
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of twelve local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and over 22,000 employees. It is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire.
We offer benefits that support an individual’s needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our package includes health and dental insurances, paid parental leave (available at most locations), retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.
With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with healthcare professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the wellbeing of our communities and employees. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Our care – and the science behind that care – is top rate. Join us and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to another level.