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Dietitian-UPMC Mercy -Casual

  • Job ID: 057882805
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours: Variable hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Mercy
  • Department: Dietary and Cafeteria
  • Location: 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $21.11 to $34.54 / hour

Description

UPMC Mercy is hiring a Casual Dietitian to support the Thoracic Surgery Clinic at our Pittsburgh, Pa location. 

Outpatient and GI/Thoracic experience is strongly preferred!

This casual shift will day various daylight hours on Tuesday and Thursday!


Purpose:

To 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 application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based upon 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 Nutrition Risk level and the Plan of Care.
  • Participate in department based Quality Process Improvement activities with an ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol.

Qualifications

  • Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree. 
  • 1-2 years healthcare experience in Outpatient GI/Thoracic 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 3 months of date of hire. 
  • Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years. 
  • Licensed Dietitian
  • Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within 6 months of hire and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every 2 years.

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

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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