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Clinical Dietitian- Inpatient


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Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

7543 Inpatient Clinical Nutrition

Supervisory Organization

Inpatient Clinical Nutrition

Grade

G12

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PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.

Summary

Job Title: Clinical Dietitian Inpatient

THis position is located in Lancaster, PA

Part time, 0.5 40 hours per two weeks working (3) 8 hour days per 2 week pay most Mondays and every other Friday with every 4th Saturday  and an on call holiday rotation.  This position is located at Lancaster General Hospital.

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POSITION SUMMARY: Participates as a member of the LGH healthcare team and is responsible for providing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and nutrition education to patients of all ages and to members of the community.  The RD serves as a resource for nutrition information to various allied health personnel and assists in integrating the patient’s nutritional care into the total treatment plan. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Gathers and analyzes data from the medical history, medication record, lab values, nutritional and social history and through patient interview and/or physical nutrition assessment as appropriate to complete comprehensive assessment of nutritional requirements of patients served on assigned inpatient units. Utilizes current computer technology as it applies to clinical applications and departmental functions.

  • Identifies patients at nutritional risk, categorizes level of malnutrition based on ASPEN/AND criteria if present, initiates nutrition intervention(s) as indicated and assigns time frame for follow up care according to established standards.
  • Develops and implements nutritional care plan: Communicates plan to heath care team by verbal and written documentation. Assesses outcomes of nutrition interventions. Revises nutrition care plan to attain goals and desired outcomes. Maintains accurate electronic record of care plan; uses electronic care plan as an effective communication tool with fellow nutrition staff. 
  • Analyzes physiologic and metabolic responses to PEN
  • Tailors nutrition support regimens to the needs of the individual per clinical data and outcomes
  • Evaluates social, economic and demographic factors prior in regards to discharge planning for patients receiving PEN
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Medicare guidelines regarding PEN
  • Obtains required continuing education to maintain professional growth, development and competency.  
  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (PEN) support: Calculates nutrient requirements and recommends PEN formulations to physicians, Attends multidisciplinary team rounding as appropriate and necessary to promote nutrition outcomes as required by patient unit assignment, Educates individuals and families in nutritional principles, therapeutic dietary plans, food selection, food economics; adapts nutrition plan to the individual’s lifestyle.  Teaches group nutrition classes, and Interprets, evaluates and applies current research and evidence-based information related to nutritional care.  Utilizes these resources to develop and update education materials including the LGH Intranet.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Attend multidisciplinary team meetings. Conducts in-services and classes to peers, allied health and medical professionals
  • Counsels patients on food/drug interactions when appropriate.
  • Functions as a liaison to the Food Service Department to promote patient satisfaction.  Assists with patient meal planning when needed.
  • Provides clinical guidance to dietetic technicians.  Participates in designing and conducting performance improvement initiatives with physicians, nurses and ancillary departments (such as radiology, pharmacy, speech).
  • Gathers and analyzes data from the medical history, medication record, lab values, nutritional and social history and/or physical nutrition assessment as appropriate to complete comprehensive assessment of nutritional requirements of patients served at Lancaster General Hospital. Utilizes current computer technology as it applies to clinical applications and departmental functions.
  • Participates in the on-call responsibilities for this position as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition or related field from an accredited school.
  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian, issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association or registration eligible/obtaining certification within three (3) months from date of hire.
  • Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a dietitian-nutritionist.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of clinical nutrition experience and education.
  • One (1) year education background in teaching/learning with excellent interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) to three (3) years of clinical nutrition experience and education skills.
  • One year of  Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition support experience.
  • NICU Only: One year of experience with neonatal intensive care unit population.

This position requires a license or certification

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Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

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LGH Part Time Posted on 07/13/2021