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Registered Dietitian - Temp

Description

 

Purpose:
To provide nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients.  In this temporary role, the selected candidate will provide nutrition coverage to general medical/surgical inpatients at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.   This position will be Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm.  There will be weekend shifts required when needed.

 


Responsibilities:
  • Accountable as nutrition liaison/expert to assigned units &/or 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.
  • Participate in department based Quality Process Improvement activities with an ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • 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

High School Diploma Strongly Preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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