Outpatient Clinical Dietitian II Pediatric Subspeciality and Primary Care
Company: UNC Health Care
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 12, 2022
Description Become part of an inclusive organization with over
40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health
and well-being of the unique communities we serve.Our Food and
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member of the UNC Health family, our Food and Nutrition team helps
to provide top quality Carolina Care, fueling our patients, their
families, and our own employees. Our recipe for career success is
reflected within our organizational values and what we can offer
our team members. Offering a full comprehensive benefits package
with up to 5 weeks of paid time off accrued annually, tuition
assistance, and highly competitive starting wages. We offer higher
hourly wage incentives for those that work night shifts and for
prior relevant experience. See yourself at UNC Health and join our
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The Clinical Dietitian II 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. The Clinicial Dietitain II provides professional
outpatient nutrition services to patients referred from N.C.
Childrens Hospital pediatric subspecialty and primary care teams
and is dedicated exclusively to caring for children's health care
needs. 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 Clinical Dietitian II uses practice-specific dietetics and as
available and evidence based practice protocols/nutrition practice
guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention. The Clinical
Dietitian II has extensive knowledge in the area of clinical
practice as evidenced by years of experience and/or specialty
certification(s) noted in the requirements listed below. The
Clinical Dietitian II 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 II is an integral partof the multidisciplinary
team, serving as a resource on nutrition management of the clinical
practice area(s) is involved in team conferences provides
nutrition-related in-services and contributes to the development
and revision of hospital policies. The Clinical Dietitian II also
may be involved in community-based nutrition programs and maintains
professional competency and skills required for professional
practice. The Clinical Dietitian II precepts interns and supports,
models and trains clinical dietitians in the core behaviors and
responsibilities of the department and organization. The Clinicial
Dietitain II will provide professional outpatient nutrition
consultation to pediatric patients at UNC Hospitals outpatient
clinics and at our UNC Health Affiliates as necessitated.
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,
etc.2. Acts as a resource person for the clinical team assigned and
serves as a liaison between other medical specialties and ancillary
services.3. Assists in achieving compliance with the Joint
Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Healthcare
Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), or other accrediting
agency standards to continuously improve the safety and quality of
care to the public and to the organizations 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
coordination of care and discharging 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. Creates/updates evidence based protocols in area of
clinical practice and trains others in order to ensure medical
nutrition therapy practices are current and meet established
guidelines.8. Identifies needs for professional development and
mentors others in area of clincal practice. Participates in the
training of clinical nutrition intern by acting as preceptor
throughout the year as assigned.9. Participates in clinical
research, on-the-job training, or QI projects as pertains to
clinical practice area. Leads efforts to continually understand and
measure quality of the clinical area practice in terms of
structures, process, content, and outcomes. Designs and tests
interventions to change process and systems of specialty practice
area with the objective of improving quality outcomes. Serves on
cross functional quality teams.
Other InformationOther information:
Bachelors 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
If less than five (5) years of experience, certification in area of
clinical specialty (e.g., CDE, CNSC, CNSD, CSR, CSP, CSSD, CSGN,
CLE, BCLE, etc.) or advanced degree or approved to practice in
specialized roles where certification does not exist is required.
(Certain positions may allow specialty certification to be obtained
within six (6) months from date of hire or next offered exam date
for those who have obtained educational preparation for
Some positions may require appropriate credentialing for billing
purposes (e.g., NPI, Medicare/Medicaid Provider, BCBSNC Provider)
to be obtained within one (1) month from date of hire.
Professional Experience Requirements:
Three (3) years as an RD with two (2) of those years' experience in
area of clinical specialty or three (3) years nutrition experience
in a tertiary care, teaching hospital and certification in
specialty area or advanced degree is required.
Five (5) years of experience as an RD
Must maintain certification until RD has at least 5 years of
experience (or longer if required for certain positions i.e.
Nutrition Support Team) or have at least five (5) years of
experience as an RD.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all
steps of the process.
Comprehensive knowledge and application of medical nutrition
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 DetailsLegal Employer:STATEEntity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Outpatient Nutrition ServicesWork Type: Part
Standard Hours Per Week: 24.00Work Schedule: Day JobLocation of
Job: US:NC:Chapel HillExempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes
Keywords: UNC Health Care, Chapel Hill , Outpatient Clinical Dietitian II Pediatric Subspeciality and Primary Care, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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