Clinical Dietitian

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full-time Clinical Dietitian for the UC Garnder Neuroscience Institute.

The dietitian will support the UC Health with delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures. This position will focus on Patients with Neuron Disease (ALS and related diseases)

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

Responsibilities

The dietitian will e ngage in population appropriate communication and give clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.
  • Utilizes population specific physiological and developmental assessment criteria, assesses nutritional needs of patients who have been screened and identifies in need of medical nutrition therapy.
  • Directs calculation and documents calorie counts/enteral and parenteral intake.
  • Communicates assessment of nutrition status to other health care providers via documentation in patient medical record and participation in interdisciplinary patient care rounds.
  • Considering age specific physiological and developmental needs and cultural socioeconomic issues develops plan of care to achieve desired outcomes; monitors and reassesses in accordance with established standards of care to evaluates outcomes and revises plan of care as needed to improve outcomes.
  • Communicates nutrition needs and care issues to other health care providers via documentation in patient medical record and via participation in interdisciplinary patient care rounds.
  • Supervises/participates in menu revisions, record keeping activities, supplement implementation and acceptance/food quality/acceptance and adequacy.
  • Educates patients, family and/or significant others in normal and therapeutic nutrition and drug nutrient interactions based on assessment of individual learning needs (cognitive/emotional relative to age; cultural, and spiritual); develops education materials to be utilized in patient education.
  • Communicates patient education issues to other health care providers via appropriate documentation in patients' medical record and participation in interdisciplinary patient care rounds.
  • Provides supervised learning experiences for dietetic interns when appropriate, provides in-services to other health care providers in nutrition/service issues pertinent to patient care; develops and provides education to the community.
  • Participates in competency assessment process and self-evaluation to establish professional goals and development plan emphasizing area of specialization as appropriate.
  • Participates in interdepartmental and intradepartmental performance improvement activities related to patient care and service.
  • Participates in research protocols and development of clinical pathways in assigned area(s) of responsibility.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Dietetic Internship required.
  • Registered Dietitian and License Dietitian required.
  • Minimum Requirement of recently certified, licensed or graduates within past 12 months.
  • Zero to six months of experience required; one to two years equivalent experience preferred.

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