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Dietitian (UPMC McKeesport)

Description

Have you always wanted to get your healthcare career started?  Are you interested in a position that offers terrific benefits and opportunities to grow?  Do you enjoy working "hands on" in a team environment?  Then you may be a perfect fit for our role in the Dietary and Cafeteria Department at UPMC McKeesport.

UPMC McKeesport is currently looking to hire a part time Dietitian to work a daylight shift (8 am to 4:30 pm). This position will also have weekend and holiday responsibility as needed.

UPMC offers a competitive benefits package and has a career ladder in place that allows you to grow professionally and provides the ability to progress from both a technical and managerial standpoint.

Apply today and find out where your career can take you!

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

  • B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and 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 with 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)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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