CLINICAL DIETITIAN - Pediatric Abdominal
- Location: Durham, NC
- Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Full Time Pediatric Abdominal Transplant and Intestinal Rehabilitation Position at Duke University Health System
Duke University Hospital has an opening for a pediatric dietitian to join their team of dynamic and enthusiastic professionals.
This is a full time position devoting 60% inpatient and 40% outpatient. Candidates for this position should ideally have broad pediatric and TPN order writing experience, and the ability to work well as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
Provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with the patient's medical goals.
Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs of hospitalized patients and out patients using established standards of care and practice guidelines.
Identify and provide age-specific nutrition counseling to meet the cultural needs of the patients and their families.
Develop, review, update and implement educational materials to meet the needs of patients and professionals.
Write order for diet, supplement, enteral/parenteral nutrition and laboratory data per hospital policy.
Function as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team.
Maintain registered dietitian (RD) status including continuing professional education per the Professional Development Portfolio.
Precept dietetic interns and provide on the job training for newly hired clinical staff.
Supervise daily work of dietetic technicians, registered; provide input into evaluation but doesn't directly evaluate their performance.
Comply with Nutrition Services meeting and attendance standards.
Attend multidisciplinary rounds, write daily inpatient TPN orders, and collaborate with providers (MDs, APPs). Complete nutrition assessments and follow up notes per policy as outlined by the Department of Nutrition Services. Counsel patients and parents throughout hospital stay regarding nutrition status and practices. Provide discharge education on recommended nutrition care routine to follow at home.
Provide outpatient nutrition services in clinic two days per week. Manage and write TPN for 15-20 home TPN patients. Develop policies and protocols for quality improvement and safety regarding nutrition practices. Provide orientation for incoming clinicians. Precepts dietetic interns.
Education and Experience
Must be a Registered Dietitian in good standing and licensed to practice dietetics by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. Work experience as a pediatric dietitian/nutritionist, CNSC certification and EMR charting experience is strongly preferred.
- PART TIME