Tower Health

  • Registered Dietitian Part-Time

    Job Locations US-PA-West Grove | US-PA-West Grove
    Requisition ID
    2018-17108
    Hospital
    Jennersville Hospital
    Shift
    Day shift
    Department
    Cafeteria
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Food Services/Nutrition
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview

    About the Organization 

    Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

     

    With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

     

    Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

     

    At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide nutrition services to hospitalized inpatients, outpatients, and community programs. Integrates nutrition care from the hospitalized patient to continuum of care.
    • Performs initial nutritional assessment of patients admitted to hospital, per policy.
    • Analyzes calorie count information and conveys recommendation to physician.
    • Formulates nutritional assessment of patients consistent with risk level and/or complex nutritional support utilizing age specific assessment guidelines.
    • Evaluates appropriateness and effectiveness of nutritional therapies and revise plan of care to promote optimal nutritional care of patient.
    • Accurately calculates nutrient needs for complex disease conditions and specific age ranges.
    • Develops plan of care based on patient/client individual need.
    • Communicates nutrition therapy recommendations to appropriate personnel utilizing appropriate channels of communication.
    • Additional duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • B.S. required
    • Experience in acute care, out patient setting or teaching preferred.
    • Must be licensed as a Registered Dietitian. Proof of registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association or eligibility to take the CDR of the ADA exam.
    • Able to handle emergency or crisis situations

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