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Clinical Dietitian

Wilmington, DE 19801
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Nemours Children's Hospital - Delaware is looking for a full time Clinical Dietician to work in a pediatric setting.

1. Nutrition Operations - Ensures Delivery of Quality Clinical Nutrition Services

  • Functions as a nutrition consultant, completing nutrition consults and referrals from Nemours and community providers
  • Conducts nutrition assessment and intervention for Inpatients and Outpatients, as required by the specific position. For inpatients, this includes those patients identified at high nutrition risk; completes re-screens for patients who are identified at moderate or low nutrition risk upon admission
  • Develops and implements nutritional care plans based on diet history, labs, medications, supplements, medical history, medical care plan, and expected growth and development appropriate for the patient's age, sex, cultural /ethnic background and disease specific requirements
  • Performs nutrition counseling for pediatric patients/caretakers regarding disease specific diets and /or formulas. This requires knowledge of composition of infant, pediatric, and adult formulas, along with ability to calculate specialized formula recipes and meal plans
  • Documents nutritional assessments and recommendations via EPIC medical record documentation system
  • Actively participates in team rounds, as necessary
  • Provides recommendations for and prescribes enteral feeding and parenteral nutrition orders, as necessary
  • Demonstrates clinical proficiency in direct clinical nutrition patient consultation/care and is responsible for the completion of 100% of clinical competencies (to include basic competencies and enteral/parenteral prescribing competencies, as deemed necessary by manager)
  • Continually updates teaching materials recommended for nutritional therapies pertaining to specific diseases
  • Serves as nutrition resource to medical team, hospital staff and community
  • Interacts and coordinates nutritional care of patients with physicians and other health care providers (nurses, social workers, therapists, hospital/community dietitians, homecare companies, pharmacies, and school personnel)
  • Fulfills on-call responsibilities on a rotating schedule with other dietitian staff

2. Professional Development
  • Attends appropriate continuing education to maintain professional credentials and expand knowledge and skills
  • Participates as expert speaker/author on pediatric nutrition topics, as appropriate
  • Fulfills continuing education requirements to maintain registration through the Academy of Nutrition And Dietetics (AND) as a Registered Dietitian (RD), State Licensure, and additional specialty certification (CNSC, CSP, etc.), as applicable
  • Complies with Requirements of the RD Clinical Nutrition Ladder, as applicable

  • Must have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a U.S. regionally accredited university or college and course work accredited or approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
  • Must have completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration and licensure.
  • Master's Degree in Nutrition related field preferred.
  • Must obtain RD certificate within 90 days of hire by passing the national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
  • Obtain Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist status through the Delaware Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation within 6 months of hire.
  • Additional state Licensure in Pennsylvania, Maryland, or New Jersey may be required, based on the position.
  • Additional specialty certification preferred (CDE, CNSC and or CSP)

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Posted: 2021-12-26 Expires: 2022-01-24
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