Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Llc,

3900 Stearns Avenue
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Stearns Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Llc,
Granite City, IL Full time
Posted on August 17, 2017


Functions as the Facility Consultant Dietitian as directed by the Executive Director.

Essential Duties:

Verifies and communicates weight loss standard of care to Executive Director.

Communicates and updates the Executive Director on the status of Food & Nutrition Services department; seeks assistance or guidance as needed, and inform Executive Director of progress of special programs and noteworthy events.

Completes documentation on high risk residents monthly

Participates in Facility weight and wound meeting

Assists Director of Food & Nutrition Services in effective cost management

Communicates with appropriate staff to monitor coordination of efforts in working on Facility projects or performance plans

Assists appropriate staff in formulating, conducting, and evaluating training sessions and workshops as needed

Completes nutritional assessments for new admissions, annual nutritional assessments and significant change nutritional assessments. Reviews diet history and medical record for pertinent nutritional information, records necessary information and notifies food service of likes/dislikes, beverage preferences, any food allergies and diabetic meal pattern if needed.

Assists Executive Director in forecasting food service capital expenditures

Assists Executive Director when requested in hiring and training of Facility Director of Food & Nutritional Services

Contributes to development and revision of manuals, policies and procedures and new programs.


Standard Requirements:

Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of the Facility

Is knowledgeable of resident rights and supports and atmosphere which allows for the privacy, dignity and well-being of all residents in a safe, secure environment.

Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: OSHA and safety, including standard precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs.

Adheres to:

Confidentiality of all data, including resident, employee and operations data

HIPA regulations

Quality assurance requirements and compliance with regulatory requirements

Compliance with current law and policy to provide a work environment free from sexual harassment and illegal and discriminatory behavior

Code of Conduct and Compliance Program when performing work function.

Supports and participates in common teamwork:

Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plans and completes job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgement.

Uses tactful, appropriate communications in sensitive and emotional situations

Follows up as appropriate with supervisor, co-workers or residents regarding reported complaints, problems, and concerns.

Promotes positive public relations with residents, family members and guests

Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene and other work duties as assigned

Participates as assigned in the orientation of new staff and demonstrates a positive, helpful, and enthusiastic attitude

Immediately reports incidents of alleged resident abuse or neglect or alleged violations of residents' rights to Supervisor or Executive Director

Maintains current practice standards or changes by participating in educational opportunities provided by the Facility and outside resources


Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, but which may be altered or redesigned depending upon individual circumstances. Performs other work duties as assigned.




Must be qualified dietitian or other clinically qualified nutrition professional either full time, part time or on a consultant basis. A qualified dietitian or other clinically qualified nutrition professional is one who.....

Holds a bachelor's or higher degree granted by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States (or an equivalent foreign degree) with completion of the academic requirements of a program in nutrition or dietetics accredited by an appropriate national accreditation organization recognized for this purpose.

Has completed at least 900 hours of supervised dietetics practice under the supervision of a registered dietitian or nutrition professional

Is licensed or certified as a dietitian or nutrition professional by the state in which the services are performed. In a sate that does not provide for licensure or certification, the individual will be deemed to have met this requirement if he or she is recognized as a "registered dietitian" by the Commission on Dietetic Registration or its successor organization

For dietitians hired or contracted with prior to November 28, 2016 meet these requirements no later than 5 years after November 28, 2016 or as required by state law.

A.D.A (Americans with Disabilities Act)(as amended) REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to, bend, stoop, push, pull and walk and stand for most of the working day. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as fax, telephone, etc. Requires normal range of hearing and vision. Must be free from communicable diseases that pose a "direct threat" to the health or safety of others and which cannot be eliminated by a reasonable accommodation. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and be able to carry and transport supplies. Must be able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical health examination as a condition of employment. Must be capable of performing the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation(s).

Skills: Must possess proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills; proficient interpersonal relations and communication skills; decision-making skills, basic computer skills; and be able to operate various medical and/or office equipment. Must demonstrate knowledge of safety techniques. Must be able to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing, and possess sufficient communication skills to perform the tasks required.

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