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Dietitian

  • Job ID: 613766852
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Department: Clinical Nutrition Support
  • Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $22.98 to $36.02 / hour

Description

A Dietitian will provide nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients.  You will also 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.
  • Formulate a Nutrition Diagnosis and identify Malnutrition through application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.
  • Provide timely interventions as determined by Nutrition Risk level and the Plan of Care.
  • 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 &/or committees responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • Participate in department based Quality Process Improvement activities with an ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations and other communications.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree
  • 1-2 years healthcare experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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