Pediatric Clinical Dietitian I- Eating Disorder Unit
Company: UNC Healthcare
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 13, 2022
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The Clinical Dietitian I works closely with the multidisciplinary
healthcare team to coordinate evidence based medical nutrition
therapy that is integrated and compatible with the patient focused
medical goals. Primary responsibilities include application of the
Nutrition Care Process (NCP), through nutrition focused physical
exam, nutrition/malnutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis,
interventions, monitoring and evaluating of the patient's progress.
The dietitian is an essential part of the multidisciplinary care
team in the inpatient setting, especially in the high nutritional
risk pediatric patient population. The dietitian in this role
provides medical nutrition therapy for adult and pediatric patients
on the following services: eating disorder unit and adolescent
psych unit. Additional responsibilities include leading a cooking
group, nutrition group and completing daily patient menus. The
Clinical Dietitian uses practice-specific dietetics and as
available and evidence based practice protocols/nutrition practice
guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention. The Clinical
Dietitian performs business functions, such as management of
resources in a cost-effective manner, and participates in
compliance and quality performance improvement efforts to ensure
that nutrition care is safe and effective. The Clinical Dietitian
is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, is involved in
team conferences, provides nutrition-related in-services and
contributes to the development and revision of hospital policies.
The Clinical Dietitian also may be involved in community-based
nutrition programs and maintains professional competency and skills
required for professional practice. The Clinical Dietitian precepts
interns, supports and trains clinical dietitians in the core
behaviors and responsibilities of the department and
1. Assesses nutritional needs using standardized practice and
critical thinking. Identifies nutrient requirements according to
age, disease and individual needs for assigned patients.
Demonstrates clinical and age specific competency as evidenced by
clinical competency tools, forms, chart audits, tests, observation,
2. Acts as a resource person for the specialty team assigned and
serves as a liaison between other medical specialties and ancillary
3. Assists in achieving compliance with the Joint Commission,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Healthcare Facilities
AccreditationProgram (HFAP), or other accrediting agency standards
to continuously improve the safety and quality of care to the
public and to the organization's performance improvement
4. Attends medical rounds, patient care conferences, and continuing
education/staff meetings. Participates in quality improvement
initiatives and cross training
5. Develops, implements, and monitors nutrition care plans and
participates in the discharge planning process. Provides education
using established behavioral change techniques.
6. May lead, direct, and manage the work assigned to others within
the department. Documents all aspects of nutrition care in the
medical record. Demonstrates compliance with regulatory agency
standards as evidenced by timely completion of clinical nutrition
workload as evidenced by chart audits and organizational /
regulatory agency surveys.
7. Participates in the training of clinical nutrition intern
students by acting as preceptors throughout the year as
Other Information Other information:
--- Bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or
college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation
Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
--- Completion of a Coordinated Program in Dietetics or Dietetic
Internship accredited by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education
in Nutrition and Dietetics) of no less than 900 hours (1200 hours
for graduates of programs beginning 2012)
--- Registered Dietitian (RD) by The Commission of Dietetic
--- Licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) by the North
Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition. (Certain positions may
allow licensure to be obtained within one (1) month from date of
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- Prior experience may be waived for specific positions.
Additional experience may be required for specific positions. UNCMC
Cardiac Rehab: Two(2) years as a clinical dietitian in a cardiac
rehabilitation program or outpatient cardiology clinic.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
--- --- Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to
apply all steps of the process.
--- Knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy.
--- Understands and can implement Motivational Interviewing
--- Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinion, active
listening, and observations.
--- Decision making, problem solving, and collaboration.
--- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal
form to patients, public, hospital and medical staff, and
--- Ability to function independently on assigned patient care
--- Ability to counsel and educate others.
--- General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and
Job Details Legal Employer: STATE
Entity : UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit : NFS Clinical Nutrition Support
Work Type : Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week : 40.00
Work Schedule : Day Job
Location of Job : US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime : Exempt: Yes
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