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Clinical Dietitian PRN at Nemours in Orlando, Florida

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Nemours Children Hospital is seeking a PRN Clinical Dietitian working in the inpatient units. Would prefer 1 year of pediatric experience.

The Dietitian will function as a nutrition consultant in coordination with Physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary care team. The Dietitian will be responsible for conducting nutrition assessments, counseling and interventions.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • Must havecompleted 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.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience required. Hospital experience preferred; at least 2 years of pediatric experience preferred.
  • Master's Degree in Nutrition related field preferred.
  • Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Florida.
  • Must have completed continuing professional educational requirements to maintain registration and licensure.
  • Must obtain RD certificate within 180 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)
  • Additional specialty certification preferred (CDE, CNSC and or CSP)
  • Travel to satellite clinic locations as needed.

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