• Full Time
  • Windsor

Berkshire Care Centre

Position Overview At Berkshire Care Centre, our vision is to create nourished, happy and inspired communities in long-term care. We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in long-term care homes by providing innovative, sustainable, and compassionate nutrition services. We believe that by connecting with our clients and residents, acting with integrity, respecting their dignity, and empowering them to make informed decisions, we can make a meaningful impact on their lives. Essential Duties Responsibilities Relating to the Effective Operations of the Dietary Service Carry out clinical and nutrition care duties. Consult on the development and implementation of policies and procedures on nutrition care, dietary services and hydration. Responsibilities Relating to Direct Resident Care Assess all new residents and work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to develop a plan of care and complete RAI-MDS 2.0 section K if applicable by home policy. Note height, weight, nutritional and hydration status and any related risks. Assign a nutritional level of risk to all residents upon admission and whenever there is a significant change in condition or the plan of care is ineffective. Ensure that all care plans of high risk residents are current by monitoring, evaluating, reassessing and completing RAI-MDS 2.0 section K (if applicable by home policy). If applicable by home’s policy, complete RAI-MDS 2.0 section 12 (nutritional risk) and section 13 (tube feeding) when applicable. Write resident’s diet orders including resident’s diet, texture modification, fluid consistencies and nutritional supplements in the Physician’s Orders found in the residents’ physical charts in order for Registered Staff to enter orders into EMAR. Assess/reassess the resident’s nutritional status when there are skin integrity issues. Review nutritional status of residents with significant unplanned weight changes as defined by: o A change of 5 per cent of body weight, or more, over one month. o A change of 7.5 per cent of body weight, or more, over three months Responsibilities Relating to Menu Development and Approval Approve resident menus as developed by Food Services Manager to ensure that they meet the residents’ nutritional and hydration intake requirements. Approve updated menus at least annually (section 77 Menu Planning Regulations 246/22, FLTCA 2021). Consult with Food Services Manager on therapeutic and texture modified menus. Communicate with resident and family and attend care conferencing meetings according to residents assessed needs. Qualifications Registered Dietitian, eligible for membership with the College of Dietitians of Ontario Experience in long-term care setting is an asset Experience with RAI MDS 2.0 and familiarity with the software PointClickCare is an asset Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based clinical practices Comprehensive knowledge of long-term care concepts and philosophies Experience in long-term care, with providing empathetic care for the elderly, Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Experience providing leadership and supervision in any healthcare environment. Ability to embrace various skills from the team to maximize the potential to enhance the well being of all individuals Must have a clear vulnerable sector screen, no older than 6 months, TB test results less than 6 months old, must be able to provide three supervisory reference COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment Work Environment We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, in accordance with industry standards and in compliance with legislative requirements, which includes taking steps to prevent/minimize occupational injury and illness. We are also committed to meeting the accessibility standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, including making accessibility an integral part of recruiting, hiring and supporting employees with disabilities. Physical Demands A physical demands analysis is required by an employer to determine whether an employee has the medical ability, critical strength, and mobility to safely work in a specific job. It provides the information to compare the abilities of an employee with what is required to safely perform the tasks of the position. Please refer to the Health and Safety Manual for position specific physical demands analysis.

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