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Dietitian, Advance Practitioner

Description

Purpose:
To provide an advanced level of nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients including those within specialty area.  UPMC Presbyterian is seeking a credentialed CNSC Dietitian to join our dynamic team for help with management of our TPN patient population.  This position will be Monday-Friday, standard business hours and will include hoildays and weekends when needed.


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.
  • Promote consumer health, wellness and lifestyle management; deliver current, science based information on emerging trends.
  • Demonstrate professional writing skills in preparing materials, presentations and other communications.
  • Effective in educating groups of diverse populations thru appropriate design and implementation of nutrition programs.
  • Participate in CQI initiatives &/or departmental projects as required, with follow through to completion .
  • Knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.

 

Qualifications

  • 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)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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