Job Description

Job Title: Dietitian II
Job ID: 724250
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility:
Department: UPP10 MED Gastroenterology
Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213

Description

Purpose:
To provide a high level of nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients.  This position will be Monday-Friday, standard business hours.  

Responsibilities:
  • Accountable as nutrition liaison/expert to assigned units & participate as a member of interdisciplinary committees, responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.
  • Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol.
  • As required, demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations and other communications
  • As required, knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Formulate a Nutrition Diagnosis and identify Malnutrition through application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.
  • Lead one department initiative/professional contribution through to completion annually with the ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Mentor and train dietetic students, interns and support personnel and provide feedback for student and program improvement.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • Provide in-servicing or CEU opportunities to the multidisciplinary team at the department or facility level.
  • Provide quality patient care to diverse patient populations using Medical Nutrition Therapy to include assessment, goals and plan of care.
  • Provide timely interventions as determined by Nutrition Risk level and the Plan of Care.

Qualifications

  • B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree with 3 years clinical nutrition experience as a registered dietitian OR
  • Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics with 1 year clinical nutrition experience as a registered dietitian required.
  • Skills: Analytical skills to accurately assess, plan, and evaluate outcomes. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and collaborate in a team environment. Strong nutrition education/counseling and mentoring skills. Critical thinking skills for sound decision making.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration. Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years. Licensed Dietitian � Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every 2 years.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Registered Dietician

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $21.01 to $35.57

Union Position: No

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