Job Description

Job Title: Dietitian II - Hillman Cancer Center
Job ID: 32208991
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (M-F)
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Cancer Centers
Department: HBC CC Dietary
Location: 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232

Description

To provide a high level of nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients.

Responsibilities:

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

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.

 

Are you a registered dietitian with 1-3 years of clinical experience and a true passion for oncology? The team at Hillman is looking for the right candidate with the flexibility and motivation that is needed to build a new and evolving program!

 

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.

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

     

    Salary Range: $21.64 to $36.63 / hour

    Union Position: No

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