Nemours is seeking a Clinical Dietitian, to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, 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 provides clinical nutrition consultation in coordination with Physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary care team.
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
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
Research and Evidence-Based Practice - Ensures Nutrition Care is Consistent With Evidence-based Standards & Practice
Stays up to date with emerging research and practice guidelines
Develops or participates in research projects with other disciplines
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.
Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree in Nutrition related field preferred
Minimum of one year expereince required, Hospital experience preferred; at least 2 years pediatric experience 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 Florida Department of State: Division of Professional Regulation within 6 months of hire.
Additional specialty certification preferred (CDE, CNSC and or CSP)