Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Registered as a Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Maintenance of Registered Dietitian status with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
CPR training for those practicing in the outpatient nutrition clinic
One or more years of experience providing nutrition care in an acute care setting as a Registered Dietitian (unless grandfathered in under previous position requirements - 11/20)
If the position is within the outpatient clinical area, experience in counseling in an acute care or outpatient care setting is desired
Bachelors Degree in Nutrition or related field from an accredited college or university
Specialty certification in the area of practice; Certificate in Training (Adult Weight Management, Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management)
Motivational interview training.
Experience with clinical research protocols for applicable positions.
Independent action(s) required:
Nutrition care activities described in departmental policies /procedures.
Cannot provide nutrition care to end stage (dialysis) renal patients until one year post registration. Communication with health care team/patient food service managers regarding patient needs.
Medical Nutrition Therapy Patient Orders:
After competency is determined by the supervisor:
May modify diets, order snacks/supplements, initiate and manage enteral tube feedings
May order head circumferences, heights, lengths, and weights
May propose orders for vitamins, minerals, pancreatic enzymes, parenteral nutrition
Provision of in-services to staff.
Provide classes to dietetic interns, if appropriate for rotation (e.g. nutrition support, orientation) as assigned
Communication with health care team/patient food service managers regarding patient needs.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A
Additional position requirements:
Work weekends as assigned by supervisor.
Ability to work in a diverse environment.
Adherence to the Code of Ethics for the profession of dietetics and is accountable and responsible for actions and behavior.
Travel to satellite clinics (e.g. Stony Point, Hanover, etc.) when needed, as determined by supervisor. Pediatric Outpatient positions: Flexibility regarding work hours to include evening appointments.
Age Specific groups served: As appropriate based on assignment.
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical - Lifting less than 20 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change
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