Posting Note: Cardiac Tx & ICU experience preferredThe Pediatric Dietitian I (PD I) provides evidence-based nutrition care to patients/families using practice skills which satisfy the needs/concerns of assigned patients. The PD I can formulate and implement an individualized nutrition care plan using current medical nutrition therapy (MNT). The PD I contributes to nutrition care decisions that lead to positive outcomes and is an effective educator.
Education1. Bachelor’s Degree and supervised practice experience which meets the requirements for registered dietitian status of the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Required Experience1. Six months or more practice experience Required 2. Experience in a health-care, preferably hospital, environment using current MNT to provide care to general hospitalized patients which may include but is not limited to parenteral and enteral formulas, GI disorders, cardiac, diabetes, renal, pulmonary, and/or weight management/growth concerns/disorders. Preferred 3. Pediatric experience Preferred Certifications/Licenses/Registries1. Current Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D. or R.D.N.) credential recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Required Special Skills1. Strong verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills are essential. Required 2. Flexibility with scheduled days of work and hours of work, participation in the On-Call/Weekend rotation to meet patient care demands and project/activity deadlines. Required 3. Bilingual (Spanish) skills. Preferred
1. Provides nutrition care to assigned patients/families with general pediatric nutritional conditions/disorders, ages and developmental stages. Contributes to decisions by using critical thinking and problem solving skills in the patient care setting. Professional knowledge and skills meet generalist-level indicators from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scope of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for pediatric dietitians. 2. Assesses the nutritional needs of patients, develops and implements an effective MNT plan of care, recommends and implements effective interventions and monitors/evaluates nutrition care outcomes for patients in a timely manner. Follows PCH standards of care and evidence based practice guidelines applicable to assigned patients. Develops nutrition plan of care that is integrated with the patient’s total health care needs and includes the psychosocial, ethnic, cultural and religious needs of the patient/family. Responds to and is sensitive to individual differences, varying socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 3. Selects the appropriate feeding modality for the patient and accurately calculates nutritional needs. Changes to the nutrition plan of care are made according to findings in a timely fashion. 4. Assumes a proactive role with patient/family education and patient/family satisfaction in the practice setting. Provides nutrition education to patients/families by identifying preferred learning style and then selecting technique, tools and materials which promote/enhance learning. Adapts teaching style to facilitate learning and behavior modification for individual patients/families. Assumes personal accountability to enhance the patient experience by using high quality, patient satisfaction-directed interactions/tools/activities in the execution of duties. Interacts with patients and families in a compassionate and respectful manner at all times. Seeks assistance from more experienced team members and management to satisfy patient/family when needed.
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