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Clinical Dietitian, Inpatient

Company: University of Maryland Medical System
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: June 8, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCompany DescriptionWhen we say "our community" we mean it.

UMMC Midtown Campus, one of two campuses of the University of Maryland Medical Center, has had a long history of working to keep our community healthy and has grown to become a trusted teaching hospital for medical and surgical care in Baltimore City.

Located in Baltimore's cultural center near the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, UMMC Midtown Campus is a 180-bed, community teaching hospital with a focus on helping people manage chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary conditions, and infectious diseases.Job DescriptionI. General SummaryUnder general supervision, collaborates with members of the healthcare team, attends rounds and independently provides optimal nutrition care to patients at high nutrition risk based on own knowledge and clinical skills. Provides education, training, and expertise as a professional resource to members of the healthcare team, nutritionists, and dietetic interns to advance their development in the field.II. Principal Responsibilities and TasksThe following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

  • Provide medical nutrition therapy to adult inpatients at nutrition risk, including those receiving enteral or parenteral nutrition, in a community based clinical setting.
  • In collaboration with team, develops an interdisciplinary nutrition plan of care for patients, within a specialty population, and attends rounds.
  • Discusses plan of nutrition care with patient/and or family; electronically documents nutrition plan of care and education provided.
  • Actively contributes to teamwork (cooperates with peers, flexible w/cross coverage) and achievement of department goals; attends staff meetings.
  • Provides education, training, and expertise as a professional resource to members of the healthcare team.
  • Attends and/or participates in various in-service, continuing education credits, external training workshops, and conferences to maintain state licensure. Utilizes and integrates evidence into practice.
  • This position includes occasional weekends. All levels of experience welcome. Advanced certification not required.QualificationsIII. Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics or related field is required.
    • Registration by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) is required.
    • Current licensure in the state of Maryland as a Dietitian/Nutritionist required.
    • Two years clinical experience is preferred as a Registered Dietitian.
    • Prior completion of a Specialty Fellowship Program or Specialty Certification: e.g. CNSC, CDE, CSR, CSP, CSO, IBCLC, etc. or achievement of MS is preferred. Maintenance of 30 CEUs/2 years is required.IV. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      • Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology as they relate to nutrition is required to make clinical decisions regarding a patient's nutritional care plan.
      • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively communicate with patients and in making recommendations to physicians and other allied health professionals related to the patient's plan of nutrition care.
      • Ability to establish and maintain courteous and effective relationships that foster quality customer service, demonstrate sensitivity and awareness of customer needs when dealing with patients, visitors, co-workers and healthcare staff.
      • Demonstrates ability to learn and use an electronic medical record to enter and manage patient information.
      • Demonstrates ability to be self-motivated, work independently, and as part of a team. Must have effective time management skills.
      • Demonstrates ability to understand and apply the procedures, practices, policies and fundamental concepts in the assigned unit/division and maintain patient confidentiality.
      • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide nutrition care appropriate to the age of the patients served for given service. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care as described in the unit/area/department policies and procedures.

        Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore , Clinical Dietitian, Inpatient, Healthcare , Baltimore, Maryland

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