Clinical Dietitian II- NFS Clinical Nutrition Support

UNC Health Care Systems Chapel Hill , NC 27516

Posted 5 months ago

Clinical Dietitian II - Inpatient Clinical Nutrition /GI Clinic

General Purpose: 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.

Primary responsibility is for inpatient clinical nutrition therapy with complex patients >50% of the time that includes management of macronutrient and micronutrient compositions for parenteral nutrition. The Clinical Dietitian II may also cover up to 20% of outpatient clinic.

The clinical Dietitian II will apply Nutrition Care Process (NCP), through nutrition focused physical exam. Nutrition/malnutrition assessment, nutrition interventions, monitoring and evaluating of the patient's progress.

The Clinical Dietitian II uses practice-specific dietetics and, as available evidence based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention.

The Clinical Dietitian II has extensive knowledge in the area of specialty practice, working with and applying this knowledge to the most complex

patients >50% of the time e.g., in Nutrition Support Services (TPN - Total Parenteral Nutrition management/ordering to include determining macronutrient and micronutrient composition of parenteral nutrition and performing nutrition focused physical examinations to determine malnutrition status.

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 part of the multidisciplinary team, serving as a resource on nutrition management of the specialty 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.

Education:

Bachelor's 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).

Professional Experience:

Specialist - Three (3) years as an RD with two (2) of those years' experience in area of specialty or three (3) years nutrition experience in a tertiary care, teaching hospital. Additional experience may be required for specific positions.

Licensure:

Registered Dietitian (RD) by The Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR). 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 hire).

Certification in area of 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. (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 certification).

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.



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Clinical Dietitian II- NFS Clinical Nutrition Support

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