Cleveland Clinic Registered-Dietitian-Pediatrics in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Provides individualized medical nutrition therapy, education and counseling to patients. Works collaboratively with other health disciplines and departments to optimize nutrition care and patient experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care using medical nutrition therapy for an assigned patient population.

  • Provides counseling and education services to patient with disease processes that require nutritional management.

  • Implements a nutritional care plan, communicates plan, establishes a follow-up system and maintains documentation.

  • Writes changes for diet orders; initiates nutrient intake assessments; assesses patients for signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies; evaluates appropriate fluid and electrolytes; reviews laboratory and clinical progress notes; informs physicians of patients' nutritional status and need for changes in diet, enteral or parenteral feeding; develops care plans, documentation and reassessments.

  • Coordinates efforts of dietetic technician assigned to area.

  • Develops and contributes to Cleveland Clinic sponsored education programs for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, students, peers and the public.

  • Creates and revises education materials related to disease management through medical nutrition therapy.

  • Participates in program development designed to market and expand departmental services and revenue generation.

  • Markets services to potential and current referral sources; develops and implements services in response to client's needs and wants.

  • Actively contributes to departmental initiatives, including committees and projects.

  • Supports the dietetic internship program as a supervised practice rotation preceptor and class instructor.

  • Completes reports for ongoing productivity tracking.

  • Participates in professional growth activities; attends and contributes to conferences and seminars on nutrition and related topics.

  • Represents Cleveland Clinic on nutrition related matters.

  • Conducts clinical research. Utilizes clinical software applications to facilitate care.

  • Complies with all regulatory organizations including CMS, JCAO, ADA and policies and procedures of the department and Cleveland Clinic.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics or a closely related field.

Certifications:

  • Maintains current license to practice dietetics in the current state (LD) and active certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as a Registered Dietitian in clinical nutrition.

  • Successful completion of Cuff Dietetic Internship Program may substitute for experience requirement (Graduate Dietitian).

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to navigate extensively to provide services to a large number of patients throughout the hospital and manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer entry.

  • Must have physical ability to measure and weigh patients.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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