Minimum Qualifications Candidate must currently be certified in New York State as a Dietitian or Nutritionist OR
currently be registered with the American Dietetic Association as a Dietitian OR
be eligible for a 70.1 transfer OR
be reachable on the Civil Service List
Duties Description The Dietitian will provide total nutrition care to assigned individuals which include the following duties:
• Ensure that all assigned individuals have appropriate diet orders as ordered by physician.
• Consult with physicians and other health professionals on nutritional needs of individuals served.
• Complete Annual, Semi-Annual, Quarterly Nutrition Note in the Electronic Health Record.
• Monitor the need of high nutritional risk individuals in their assigned area (i.e. tube feedings, aspiration pneumonia, modified food and liquid consistency diets, diabetes, hypertension, weight etc.)
• Make recommendations to the team regarding nutritional needs.
• Attend and participate in Life Plan meetings.
• Develop seasonal menus tailored to the individuals’ needs.
• Plan and supervise the preparation of special diets and provide recipes.
• Conduct weekly meal observations.
• Develop staff training plans for employees on all three shifts in assigned areas based upon individuals’ specific nutritional care needs.
• Provide periodic oversight across all shift in assigned residences.
• Other duties as assigned.
* Travel will be required.
Additional Comments Please note:
• If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) 473-9689 or Email at email@example.com to obtain information and RA forms.
• Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
• OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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