We appreciate your willingness to serve as a preceptor for our dietetic interns. Preceptors play a critical role in the success of our internship and our interns. We express our gratitude for your time and dedication to precepting and advancing the field of dietetics.
Listed below is the KADDI preceptor handbook, describing the mission, goals, program outcomes, responsibilities as a preceptor, and how to reach the program director. The handbook also provides information regarding the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). During the internship, our interns perform core competencies by completing assignments during their supervised practice. The handbook provides step-by-step detailed instructions on how preceptors are expected to grade these assignments with an example rubric showing an assignment with its associated competencies. The preceptor handbook also contains the internship policies. KADDI expects the highest level of effort and professionalism from our interns.
Facility Site Form
Site form to be submitted after an intern has secured a rotation facility with a preceptor.
All preceptors must complete this form and provide evidence of continued competency appropriate to precepting responsibilities (examples given on the form) and copy of their license if applicable.
Link to Typhon login page. Evaluation forms pertaining to each rotation setting (B&E, Clinical, Community, Food Service) can be filled out and submitted online via Typhon.
How You As A Preceptor Can Help to Eliminate the Internship Shortage
KADDI interns have been struggling with finding preceptors due to the COVID-19 pandemic and staffing shortages at facilities. Some interns have had to travel hours from their homes since no local facilities were able to precept them. KADDI interns may contact you to see if you are willing to precept them. The requirements to precept KADDI interns include:
Teaching knowledge, skills, and professional values and behaviors for our KADDI interns to meet ACEND competencies
Instilling the need in interns to use evidence-based practice
Supervising the intern’s ability to successfully meet competencies on a regular basis
Evaluating the intern or student and providing feedback for improvement
Demonstrate no bias or conflict of interest
Uphold the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Code of Ethics
KADDI asks that you provide feedback on our program in a timely manner for any questions, comments, or concerns that may arise.
Being an RDN is required ONLY for the Clinical rotation. It is NOT a requirement to be an RDN for the Community, Foodservice, or Business & Entrepreneurship rotations.
If you believe you would be a good fit to precept KADDI interns, contact us at KADDI@consultingdietitians.com or by calling 918-574-8598.
A WORD FROM OUR PRECEPTORS...
"Keith and Associates has been great to work with. They have always sent us interns that are ready to jump into things and learn fast! They each have shown great initiative, confidence, and passion when they rotate with us. We have been so thankful for our great interns and look forward to having more from Keith and Associates in the future!"
– Emily Settler, RD, LD, March 2021
Our Preceptors Can Earn CPEU Credit Hours!
We want to thank all of our incredible preceptors for the job they are doing helping shape the RDNs of the future. As KADDI preceptors, we realize you work hard helping guide our interns through what it takes to become competent, capable, and confident RDNs. In return, KADDI wants to provide you with opportunities to receive free CPEUs! Below is a list of links provided to help make the process easier.
*Note: Preceptors cannot receive more than 3 CPEUs per year, even if they precept more than one student. CPEUs are based on the total amount of precepting hours, not students.
The preceptor must complete the Preceptor Confirmation & Self-Reflection Form provided by the program director. The form must be signed and dated by the ACEND accredited program director. This can be completed by sending the form to KADDI@consultingdietitians.com
*The form should be retained by the preceptor as documentation to be submitted to CDR if audited.