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Dietitian Gastroenterology (Lakeland) at Nemours in Lakeland, Florida

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

Nemours is seeking a Dietician GI - (PART-TIME) to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in LAKELAND, Florida.

Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children’s Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children’s Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.

This position serves as nutrition consultant in the outpatient setting. Nutritional care is provided for Gastroenterology.

Position Responsibilities

  • Functions as a nutrition consultant, completing nutrition referrals from Nemours physicians, as well as community pediatricians.

  • Develops and implements nutritional care plans based on documented nutritional assessments which encompasses data  pertaining to diet history, labs, medications, supplements,  medical history, 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 and pediatric formulas, along with ability to calculate specialized formula recipes and meal plans.

  • Communicates nutritional assessments, counseling reports and care plans to referring physicians and other healthcare providers through medical record documentation system.

  • Continually updates knowledge and teaching materials recommended for nutritional therapies pertaining to specific disease entities.

  • 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).

  • Participates in division team rounds as necessary.

  • Serves as nutrition resource to medical team, hospital staff and community.

  • Fulfills continuing education requirements to maintain registration through the American Dietetic Association (RD)   Florida State Licensure (LD/N), and additional specialty certification (CNSC, CDE, CSP).

  • Complies with HIPPA and OSHA/Safety Regulations.

  • Supports the concepts and philosophies of Patient and Family Centered Care.

  • Adheres to the Nemours Standards of Behavior.

Position Requirements

  • Completed a minimum of 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 American Dietetic Association (ADA) required; Masters degree preferred

  • Completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration and licensure.

  • At least 2 years of experience required; related internship experience will be considered in lieu of experience; At least  1 years of pediatric experience preferred

  • Must be an RD-Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

  • Obtain Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist (LD/N) status through the Florida Department of Health within 6 months of hire.

  • Additional specialty certification preferred (CDE, CNSC and or CSP)

  • American Heart Association BLS certification required

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.