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Registered Dietitian

Description

UPMC is hiring a Registered Dietitian to join the Nutritional Services Team! This flex full time position is regionally based and will help to cover clinical at UPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley, UPMC Jameson, and occasionally at UPMC Horizon - Greenville. This position will also include coverage at the Jameson Diabetes Clinic. Final candidates will be selected for a job title within the career ladder that reflects level of education, experience and manager discretion at time of offer.

Purpose:
To provide an advanced level of nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients including those within specialty area.

Responsibilities:

  • As required, knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
  • Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary care team.
  • 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.
  • Contribute to maintaining standards of nutritional care current for the system.
  • Provide enhanced nutrition care to all patients including those within specialized 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.
  • Formulate a Nutrition Diagnosis and identify Malnutrition through application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.
  • 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.
  • As required, demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations and other communications.
  • Provide in-servicing or CEU opportunities to the multidisciplinary team at the department, facility or system level annually.
  • Lead at least one annual department, facility or system based initiative or Quality Process Improvement activity through to completion annually with the ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Complete at least one professional contribution annually.

 

Qualifications

  • Dietitian

Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree. 1-2 years 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.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) 
Registered Dietitian (RD) 

Licenses and Certifications Notes

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.

  • Dietitian II

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.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) 
Registered Dietitian (RD) 

Licenses and Certifications Notes

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.

  • Dietitian, Advanced Practitioner 

B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics 4 years clinical Nutrition experience as a registered dietitian required with minimum of one year in specialty area preferred. OR Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics. 2 years clinical nutrition experience as a registered dietitian required with minimum of one year in specialty area 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. Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years. Specialty certification required and maintenance of specialty certification as specified by governing body. 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)
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  • Act 34 with renewal
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