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Company: UPMC Senior Communities
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Description 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 application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition. Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based upon 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 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. Final candidates will be selected for a job title within the career ladder that reflects level of education, experience and manager discretion at time of offer.Qualifications Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree. 1-2 years healthcare experience preferred. 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 with Commission on Dietetic Registration or registration exam eligible with employment contingent upon passing the RD examination within 6 months of date of hire. Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years. Employees practicing in Pennsylvania: Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within 9 months of hire and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every 2 years.Employees practicing in Maryland: Registered Dietitian License from the State of Maryland required. Clearances must be dated within 90 days Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) Registered Dietitian (RD) Act 33 with renewal Act 34 with renewal Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.Total Rewards More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life - because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.Our ValuesAt UPMC, we're driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct

Keywords: UPMC Senior Communities, Harrisburg , Dietitian-Part-Time, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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