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Dietitian, Full-Time Daylight Hours! UPMC McKeesport

  • Job ID: 2300004P
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7am-3:30pm or 8am-4:30pm shifts
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC McKeesport
  • Department: Dietary and Cafeteria
  • Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.82 to $33.48 / hour

Description

UPMC McKeesport is searching for a full-time Dietitian to support our Food Service Department! Our Dietitians work daylight shifts 7am-3:30pm or 8am-4:30pm.

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus!

$10,000 will be paid to you in one installment within 90 days of hire if you make a 2-year commitment to UPMC

If you're looking to join a team that strives on improving the patient experience, we invite you to apply today!


Dietitians provide nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality patient care to diverse patient populations using Medical Nutrition Therapy to include assessment, goals, and plan of care.
  • Accountable as nutrition liaison/expert to assigned units &/or committees responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary care team.
  • As required, knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
  • Formulate a Nutrition Diagnosis and identify Malnutrition through the application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based on patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • As required, demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations, and other communications.
  • Provide timely interventions as determined by the Nutrition Risk level and the Plan of Care.
  • Participate in department-based Quality Process Improvement activities with an ability to actively endorse the evidence-based practice.
  • Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol.
  • Oversee the diet office as needed
  • Provide nutritional recommendations to physicians in the order section
  • Writes modified diets as needed
  • Conducts in-service and/or presentations for staff and community. Participant in nutrition programs
  • Participates in weekly interdisciplinary patient care plan meetings as required by the facility
  • Performs calorie counts and documents intake appropriately in the medical record
  • Complete consults within 48 hours of receiving them
  • Performs quality improvement initiatives as appropriate
  • Plans, directs and provides nutrition care for all ages
  • Assess, determine, and maintain nutritional requirements of tube feeding and TPN patients
  • Visits and interviews patients/residents upon admission and regularly thereafter to obtain information regarding food habits, preferences, dislikes, and allergies, and for guidance in planning the patient's/resident's diet.
  • Do follow-ups promptly
  • Identify patients that fall into the malnutrition or weight categories for DRG
  • Follow clinical nutrition policies established for your UPMC facility
  • Knowledgeable of current enteral and oral formulary products used at your UPMC facility and appropriate substitutions.
  • Help with the clinical workload when someone is off

 

Qualifications

  • Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
  • 1-2 years of healthcare experience preferred.
  • 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 or registration exam eligible with employment contingent upon passing the RD examination within 6 months of the date of hire. Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years.
  • Employees practicing in Pennsylvania: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within 9 months of hire and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every 2 years.


Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration or registry eligible with employment contingent upon passing the RD examination within 6 months of the date of hire. Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years wi
 

  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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