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Nutritionist-Oncology - BCC Baptist Cancer Center

Job ID: 8836
Job Category: Food & Dietetic Services
Job Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: BMH-Tipton Hospital
Location: Covington, TN

Summary

Functions as a member of the cancer care delivery team together with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, clinic/infusion room nurses, patient navigators, and the psychosocial team. The goal is to manage all aspects of the nutrition plan to include assessing the nutrition status of cancer patients, implementing nutrition care plans, monitoring the needs of nutrition plans and management of alternative plans. Performs other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

  • Screens patients using accurate and relevant data to identify and prioritize patients at risk for malnutrition.
  • Uses accurate and relevant data and information to identify and evaluate nutrition related problems.
  • Identifies and implements the appropriate plan designed with the intent of changing and/or correcting a nutritional decicit.
  • Provides ongoing education, counseling and training to all patients, staff and community.
  • Serves as a community liaison, participates in research and will maintain credentials by participation in ongoing educational activities.
  • Completes assigned goals.


Requirements, Preferences and Experience

Education

Minimum: TN state licensure as a Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist within one year of hire.

Experience

Minimum: Two (2) years of nutrition experience in an acute care or outpatient setting preferred. Experience teaching clients of diverse ethnic, cultural, and education backgrounds with strong written and verbal interpersonal skills.

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 2475 - Nutritionist-Oncology
Facility: BMH-Tipton Hospital
Department: BCC Baptist Cancer Center
Category: Food & Dietetic Services
Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:TN:Covington
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