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Registered Dietitian Union

Paramus, NJ 07652
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Bergen New Bridge, a not-for-profit safety net facility, provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute and ambulatory care from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and community physicians, mental health and substance use disorder treatment, and long term care to the greater Bergen County community. The Medical Center, including its Long Term Care Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is in network with all major New Jersey commercial insurance plans covering 99.91% of NJ residents.

The Medical Center is a full-service hospital with a 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography), and more than 26 medical specialties available through its Ambulatory Care Center. Bergen New Bridge is a Veterans Community Care Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans and is a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality in the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).

**Position Summary**

This is for a frontline position covered by a collective bargaining agreement with a union. The Registered Dietitian Union position is responsible for providing comprehensive nutrition assessments and care planning for patients and residents with special needs. Implements business practices in order to uphold Company mission and values. Contributes to account revenue and operating profit through the implementation of services.

**General Responsibilities:**

**Responsibilities** :

+ Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction for nutrition assessments and care planning of patients and residents.

+ Fulfills contractual obligations to the client to ensure account retention.

+ Develops nutrition plans, including specifications, methods and timetables depending on patient and resident status and needs.

+ Accountable for the execution of service quality by maintaining highest level of delivery.

+ Promotes and supports workplace diversity initiatives.

**Duties** :

+ Directs dietary care of patients and residents with special needs including screening, assessment, intervention, care and discharge planning to ensure patient nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.

+ Educates medical staff and counsel patients/residents and their families on proper nutritional care.

+ Manages and promotes food and nutrition programs according to Sodexo standards and policy.

+ Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets and menu requests.

+ Stays current with most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications and standards of practice.

+ Probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate Sodexo resource when necessary.

+ Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. HIPPA/Privacy Act, quality assurance, safety, operations, personnel).

+ Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments.

**Qualifications & Requirements**

+ Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

+ Maturity of judgment and behavior.

+ Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

+ Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity in light of Sodexo time and attendance policy and/or client operating hours.

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule.

+ Must comply with any dress code requirements.

+ Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.


+ Bachelors degree required

+ 2 years related work experience

+ Must be 18 years of age or older

+ Communication and Influence: Requires verbal and written communication skills to convey information that may be somewhat complex, and/or to others who may have limited knowledge of the subject in question. Role may require basic negotiation and influence, cooperation, tact, and diplomacy, etc.

+ Technical Knowledge: Full use and application of standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques in area of specialty. Focuses primary on own area of specialty. Exposure to related disciplines.

+ Analytical Thinking: The ability to systematically gather information from a variety of sources, analyze the information, identify implications of data, draw appropriate conclusions, generate viable, alternative solutions to a question or problem, and evaluate the consequences of choosing each alternative.

+ Diversity Awareness: The ability and willingness to respect and value the differences and perceptions of different groups/individuals. This includes respecting, understanding, valuing and seeking out individual differences to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

+ Customer Focus: The ability to provide excellent service to external and internal customers. This includes seeking to meet customer needs and demands quickly and effectively; remaining calm and professional when dealing with internal or external customers that are difficult or upset; reviewing complaints from internal/external customers and takes action to remedy the complaint; and treating the customer as if he/she were valuable.

+ Drive and Dependability: The ability and willingness to demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, optimism, and passion when working. This includes demonstrating persistence, heightening personal effort in the face of obstacles and adversity; pursuing excellence for self and organization; having a sense of urgency; and possessing ambition.

+ Stress Tolerance/Flexibility: The ability to work productively and effectively when faced with stressful work situations and time pressures. This includes maintaining stamina and effective interactions with others under stressful working conditions and maintaining a calm, controlled, professional manner when facing high pressure and demanding situations.

+ Interpersonal Relations: The ability to develop and maintain professional, trusting, positive working relationships with supervisors, staff, managers, customers, and vendors. This includes being approachable and taking time to address employees personal and professional needs, as well as client and customer concerns; treating others with respect and dignity; and expressing empathy and compassion when dealing with the needs and problems of others.

+ Integrity: The ability and willingness to uphold ethical standards and comply with all state and federal laws and company policies and procedures. This includes fulfilling commitments; accepting constructive criticism; accepting responsibility for own performance, as well as that of the group; not accepting credit for the efforts or work of others; and avoiding conflict of interest situations.

+ Communication: The ability to speak clearly and politely to management, associates, and customers when conveying information, using correct grammar when speaking and not using slang terms; and targeting the amount, style, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver


+ Registration required

+ Certification as required by local state regulations

+ Physical Requirements:

+ Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses

+ Typical physical demands are required to perform the work, such as some walking, standing, bending or carrying of light items

**Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):**

+ Generally in an indoor setting; however, may participate in outside activities and events

+ Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment, however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities

+ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud

+ Wears protective clothing and/or Personal Protective Equipment required by the work environment or governmental regulations

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

**Benefits Eligibility**

Full Time Benefits: At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. Eligible employees can enroll in their benefits, which will be effective beginning on their first day with Sodexo. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts (eligibility varies by unit and may not be available to all employees).

**Job Locations** _US-NJ-PARAMUS_

**System ID** _886930_

**Category** _Hidden (14237)_

**Employment Status** _Full-Time_


**Unit Contact** _sabyn matli_

**Target Hourly Rate** _57k-62k_


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Posted: 2022-11-17 Expires: 2023-04-22

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