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Clinical Dietitian - Pediatrics

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

CLINICAL DIETITIAN II - ENDOCRINOLOGY -
Seeking an experienced Pediatric Clinical Registered Dietitian (RD) to provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to pediatric patients.
Direct Hire
Full-Time
Competitive Compensation, based on experience.
Excellent Benefits Package
Relocation Assistance Available
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Abundant teaching, quality improvement, and research opportunities.
Generous time off, tuition assistance, clinical ladders, and comprehensive benefits.
If you love working within Pediatric nutrition, apply today!Job Summary:
The Clinical Dietitian II is responsible for patients admitted to the medical surgery and oncology floors. The Clinical Dietitian II will perform comprehensive nutrition assessments, diagnose nutrition-related problems, determine, and implement appropriate targeted nutrition interventions, and monitor and evaluate outcomes utilizing the Nutrition Care Process. The Clinical Dietitian II may have medical nutrition order writing privileges and may participate in EMR order entry for oral nutrition supplements, modulars, oral diets, tube feedings (enteral nutrition) and intravenous feedings (parenteral nutrition) per theClinical Registered Dietitian Medical Nutrition Therapy Order Management Protocol.The Clinical Dietitian II is responsible for nutrition education to patients and parents and may participate in on-going education programs for hospital staff, community, parent groups and professional organizations. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities.
The Clinical Dietitian II will possess strong clinical nutrition knowledge in complex areas of pediatric clinical nutrition, oncology and nutrition support. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities. Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment. The Clinical Dietitian II will consult and collaborate with other healthcare professionals within the hospital and practice plan. The Clinical Dietitian II is perceived as the expert resource for all clinical nutrition concerns. Participates in education of clinical nutrition interns, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses and other clinicians. The Clinical Dietitian II will report directly to the Director of Clinical Nutrition.Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work with various members of multidisciplinary teams as well as with other employees throughout the organization. Strong knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy principles as they relate to the pediatric oncology. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to patients and families, medical staff and physicians. Ability to function independently and demonstrate effective time management. Ability to counsel and educate others. Strong knowledge in the scientific rationale and application of oral nutrition supplements, infant and pediatric formulas, enteral nutrition support, intravenous feedings and feeding modules (carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals). General knowledge of Word Microsoft Office, Power Point, Excel, EMR.Training & Education:
Bachelor s degree in Nutrition, Registered Dietitian (RD) credentialed from the Committee on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Licensure in the state of Pennsylvania (LDN).Required Licenses & Certifications:
Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credentialed. Pennsylvania State Licensure (LDN) must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Advanced degree or specialty certification required (CSP, CNSC, CDE, CLC, CSO, IBCLC) or obtained within 12 months of hire as approved by Director, Clinical Nutrition. Credentials, PDP and licensure must be maintained.Experience:
Two years related experience required as a Clinical Registered Dietitian with pediatric clinical experience preferred.About the area:
Philadelphia, PA, offers a rich tapestry of historical landmarks, vibrant culture, and modern attractions, making it a dynamic destination for tourism. Visitors can explore iconic sites like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, dive into the city's diverse arts scene at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and indulge in the culinary delights of its renowned food scene. With a blend of historic charm and contemporary energy, Philadelphia welcomes travelers to experience its unique blend of American history, culture, and innovation.

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