Apr 10, 2021

Clinical Nutrition II- Pediatric Gastro. CHoR Pavilion

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

  • At the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we nurture the champion in every child. We fight the forces that threaten them—however complex the condition or elusive the cure. We build communities of wellness. To heal the hurt of broken bones, broken hopes and broken systems. We practice with rigor and love, to restore young bodies, minds and spirits with the tenacity to take on the world. Only to find their spirit compels us to care in ways that overcome the impossible.

    The Clinical Dietitian II is responsible for pediatric/ adolescent patients in outpatient clinics including satellites but may also cover inpatients on GI service. The Clinical Dietitian II will perform comprehensive nutrition assessments, diagnose nutrition-related problems, determine and implement appropriate targeted nutrition interventions, and monitor and evaluate outcomes utilizing the Nutrition Care Process. The Clinical Dietitian II is responsible for nutrition education to patients and parents and may participate in on-going education programs for hospital staff, community, parent groups and professional organizations. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities.

    The Clinical Dietitian II will possess strong clinical nutrition knowledge in complex areas of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition support. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities. Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment. Will consult and collaborate with other healthcare professionals within the hospital and practice plan. Participates in education of clinical nutrition interns, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses and other clinicians.

    JOB SUMMARY
    • The chief objective of this position:

      • To competently provide and document nutrition care to patients as applicable to practice area.
    • 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
    • Experience REQUIRED:

      • 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)
    • Experience PREFERRED

      • If the position is within the outpatient clinical area, experience in counseling in an acute care or outpatient care setting is desired
    • Education/training REQUIRED:

      • Bachelors Degree in Nutrition or related field from an accredited college or university
    • Education/training PREFERRED:

      • Outpatient positions: 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.
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