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Mt Washington Pediatric Hospital Baltimore, MD Clinical Dietian Clinical Dietitian
Job ID JL1727 posted on 11/15/22

Starting Date:
11/10/2022

Position Description

JOB SUMMARY

As a competent practitioner of medical nutrition therapy, provides all aspects of nutrition support to a specialty pediatric population ranging in age from birth to 18 years of age.
This is primarily an inpatient position with the opportunity to follow a small population in the outpatient setting.
This is a full time position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION

Assesses patients' nutritional status
Develops appropriate medical nutrition therapy care plans
Provides nutrition counseling and education to patients and caregivers
Documents recommendations for treatment in the patient's electronic medical record according to facility policy
Communicates effectively with coworkers and families to ensure appropriate nutrition care plan is implemented and followed
Participates in interdisciplinary rounds with the medical, nursing and rehab staff
Coordinates care with interdisciplinary team members.
Performs all duties and responsibilities for designated inpatients and ambulatory care patients.
Functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team to develop, coordinate, implement and evaluate patient's nutritional care plan.
Complies with all hospital wide and departmental policies and procedures
POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Educational Requirements - Baccalaureate degree in Nutrition or Dietetics. Completion of a Dietetic Internship and successful passing of the CDR exam.
Licensure, Certification and Registration - Dietitian licensure in the State of Maryland with maintenance of licensure through required continuing education. Registration with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
Pediatric clinical nutrition experience recommended.
Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively and courteously with patients, families and members of the health care team
Ability to lift, move or position patients of varying sizes and weights in order to obtain anthropometric data as needed
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to the Director of Clinical Nutrition for administrative and operational direction
Works cohesively with members of the clinical team to provide optimal nutrition care for all patients
Directs, teaches and guides the Nutrition Assistant staff
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Directly interfaces daily with patients and families, fellow team members, medical providers, nursing staff and other health system staff.
TOOLS/EQUIPMENT USED

Calculator and computer program for calculation of nutrient plan and patient intake, calipers and scale as needed. Personal Computer for documentation in medical records.
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS

Typical health care environment. Incumbent is expected to use good judgement and employ Universal Precautions when working with patient to reduce/eliminate exposure to communicable disease and infection. Contact with blood and body fluids is not expected on a routine basis. However, contact is possible when performing certain tasks indicated in the essential job functions.
This job description identifies the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not to be considered an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties or skills required of an incumbent.

Additional Information
Schedule:
Full-Time
FTE/Hours Per Pay Period:
1.0/80 Hours
Shift:
Days

Minimum Qualifications

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Educational Requirements - Baccalaureate degree in Nutrition or Dietetics. Completion of a Dietetic Internship and successful passing of the CDR exam.

Licensure, Certification and Registration - Dietitian licensure in the State of Maryland with maintenance of licensure through required continuing education. Registration with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Desired Qualifications

Pediatric clinical nutrition experience recommended.

Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate effectively and courteously with patients, families and members of the health care team
Ability to lift, move or position patients of varying sizes and weights in order to obtain anthropometric data as needed

Contact

Monica Atkinson
410-578-2626
matkinson@mwph.org
http://www.mwph.org/jobs


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