01 May
Dietitian - Outpatient
Pennsylvania, Altoona-johnstown , 16601 Altoona-johnstown USA

We’re excited to recruit a Dietitian to join our UPMC Altoona Nutrition Services team! This is a flex, full-time position that works daylight hours, Monday through Friday. This position has the opportunity for a flexible schedule: 56-80 hours biweekly.Purpose:To provide nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients.Responsibilities:

Provide quality patient care to diverse patient populations using Medical Nutrition Therapy to include assessment, goals, and plan of care.

Accountable as nutrition liaison/expert to assigned units &/or committees responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.

Demonstrate effective communication methods as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary care team.

As required, knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.

Formulate a Nutrition Diagnosis and identify Malnutrition through the application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.

Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based on patient/family learning needs and abilities.

As required, demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations, and other communications.

Provide timely interventions as determined by the Nutrition Risk level and the Plan of Care.

Participate in department-based Quality Process Improvement activities with an ability to actively endorse evidence-based practice.

Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol.

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Skills: Analytical skills to accurately assess, plan, and evaluate outcomes. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and collaborate in a team environment. Strong nutrition education/counseling and mentoring skills.Critical thinking skills for sound decision-making. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: Registered Dietitian within 6 months of hire. Licensed Dietitian within 9 months of hire.

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)

Registered Dietitian (RD)

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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