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Pediatric Associates Wheaton, MD Pediatric Dietitian Clinical Dietitian
Job ID JL998 posted on 04/16/19

Starting Date:
May 13, 2019

Position Description

- Provide medical nutrition therapy to infants, children and adolescents with obesity, hyperlipidemia, prediabetes, malnutrition, feeding difficulties, food allergies, food aversions, constipation, iron deficiency anemia, eating disorders, feeding tubes, etc.
- Interact with children and their families and discuss abnormal lab values in layman terms.
- Consult with primary care physicians regarding abnormal findings.
- Monitor tube feedings for patients with G-tubes, G/J tubes to ensure appropriate growth.
- Recommend appropriate infant and pediatric formulas to families and physicians.
- Research current nutrition topics to stay abreast of new information released in the media and science communities.
- Encourage patients to set realistic health goals (3-6 goals) per visit.
- Provide motivation and encouragement to patients and their families.
- Follow up with patients as appropriate and help to schedule such follow ups.
- Provide support to nursing staff to aid with vitals (blood pressure, height, weight) as needed during times of high volume.
- Provide patients with resources such as recipes, handouts (English/Spanish) for different disease states.
- Recommend appropriate nutrition related labwork to physicians/NPs
- Follow eating disorder protocol as appropriate- monitor vitals, labs, etc.
- For visiting patients- obtain release form from patient and coordinate with patient’s PCP to provide feedback and progress
- Add relevant nutrition posts on home Facebook page: recipes, nutrition articles, etc.
- Participate in community events such as Career Day or Health Fairs.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidate must be Registered by the Commission of Dietetic Registration for at least two years and have 1 year of pediatric clinical experience as an RD. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar area required. Must be knowledgeable in infant and pediatric formulas, and be able to understand nutrition needs for children.

Licensed to practice dietetics in Maryland or willing to obtain license prior to start date.
Ability to have a flexible work schedule and be willing to travel to all 4 office locations (Wheaton, Silver Spring, Olney and Rockville).

Desired Qualifications

Experience with nutrition support, feeding tubes, etc. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) preferred. Experience with patients with eating disorders.


Paula Kress

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