Monitors nutritional care, manages physician-ordered medical nutrition therapy, assesses patient needs, and provides nutrition education to individual patients with complex nutritional deficiencies. Develops curriculums and implements protocols. Develops nutrition projects, participates in research, develops and conducts educational programs for hospital staff, patients and the community. Qualifications EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Dietetics or nutrition related field. EXPERIENCE: 3 years related experience in a healthcare setting. LICENSE/CERT/REG: ADA (American Dietetic Association) registration. License to practice as a Dietitian/Nutritionist in the State of Maryland. CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) certification preferred. SKILLS: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Actively participate in department staff meetings to discuss and plan patient and community services. Communicates individually with physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff regarding patient care for individuals at risk. Meets with the health care team to discuss patient care needs. Works cooperatively with other departments to provide efficient patient care. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Coordinates support groups, participates in community health fairs and community centers' educational programs. Develops curriculums, protocols, and provides classes on nutrition-related topics as requested by the institution for outpatient and community settings. Participates in research activities. Documents relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in the medical record. Prepares written documentation as required by the profession and the department. Educates patients on modified diets through individual discussions with the patient and family as requested by the health care team patient and/or family. Maintains department records, care plans, reports, and files as required. Provides high-quality medical nutrition therapy: reviews medical records of patients/residents for nutritional consults and of those with abnormal nutritional parameters. Provides appropriate recommendations. Represents the department on performance improvement teams and education committees. Participates in department performance improvement initiatives. Serves as an educational resource to the institution and the community. Provides technical and educational assistance on a regular basis to clients, nursing, medical personnel, and ancillary staff. About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.