Medtrust, LLC

  • Registered Dietitian - Pediatric

    Location US-VA-Portsmouth | US-VA
    Posted Date 1 day ago(1 day ago)
    Job ID
    2018-3641
    Experience (Years)
    1
  • Overview

    MedTrust, a GiaMed Resources JV member, announces a full time position for a Registered Pediatric Dietitian!

     

    Position Description:

    • Supports Navy Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), Virginia
    • Assigned to the Pediatrics Department
    • At the Pediatric Ambulatory Care Dietitian Services
    • Interdisciplinary Team approach to Patient care

    Current Incumbents and Contractors are welcome to apply!

     

    Typical Schedule:

    • Full time, 40 hours / week
    • Monday - Friday 0730 - 1800
    • Saturdays 0730  1200
    • Occasional Federal Holidays

    Please call Sabina @ 210-686-5825 to discuss position details or 

    for immediate review, email your resume to smanzano@medtruststaffing.com

     

    As a MedTrust employee, you may be eligible for the following benefits:

    • Medical, Dental & Vision
    • Continuing Education funds
    • Paid Time Off
    • Life & Long Term Disability Insurance
    • 401K

    Responsibilities

    Duties:

    • Serve as the specialist in the area of pediatric outpatient nutritional care, providing counseling services to patients with disease processes that require nutritional management and impact on nutritional status.

    • Develop assessment techniques and education protocols and programs that are necessary for providing comprehensive nutritional care for pediatric outpatients who may have complex nutritional and/or psychosocial problems that impact on adherence to prescribed dietary regimens.

    • Provide professional guidance and education in nutritional management and diet counseling of pediatric outpatients to medical residents, interns, allied health professionals, dietetic students, and entry level dietitians.

    • Serve on multidisciplinary treatment team (s) composed of physicians, nurses, social workers, and other allied health team members.

    • Review the medical record and interact or consult with team members in planning and implementing nutritional care processes compatible with the overall team treatment plan.

    • Provide diet counseling and nutrition care services to pediatric outpatients whose disorders/diseases require complex dietary management.

    • Use unique approaches to achieve compliance with patients that are not located in a controlled medical center environment.

    • Conduct in-depth diet history with patients and/or caregivers regarding food habits, preferences, ethnic or cultural background, economic status, physical limitations, and lifestyle habits which may impact food intake or the ability to adhere to a nutritional care plan.

    • Review medical records and interview patients to evaluate anthropometric data, laboratory parameters, drug-nutrient interactions, and diet counseling needs.

    • Use knowledge of etiology and pathophysiology of multiple disease states, knowledge of digestion and metabolism of nutrients, and assessment of nutritional status to develop a realistic individualized dietary plan for the patient.

    • Implement appropriate dietary regimes for individual outpatients/family/caregivers upon consult from physician or nurse practitioner.

    • Alter diet prescriptions in consultation with physician, when indicated.

    • Record results of nutritional assessments, diet counseling, and progress on follow-up visits in the medical record.

    • Coordinate all Pediatric Dietetic patient education activities for outpatient use, including review and revision of diet instruction materials, identifying need for additional materials, and coordinating development of new materials.

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      Provide and participate in educational programs such as medical conferences, seminars, and workshops.

    • Provide support, expertise, and service as a consultant to other dietitians and health team members regarding diet counseling and nutritional management of pediatric outpatients.

    • Assume an active role in applied nutritional research and clinical study activities, including collecting scientific data, preparing and publishing materials.

    • Participate in investigative studies to improve nutritional care delivery to patients; participate in the development of programs that further the goals of the service.

    • Systematically monitor effectiveness of practice through client database and outcomes evaluation. Synthesize and use the results of these evaluations to make or recommend changes including policy, procedure or protocol documentation.

    • Perform interpretation of laboratory data.

    • Perform evaluation of diet history, twenty four (24) hour recall, and food frequency data.

    • Perform modification in fiber, consistency, calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and minerals.

    • Provide alternate dietary plans to account for food allergy, food intolerance, or for food preferences such as vegetarianism.

    • Incorporate into dietary plans: nutritional factors associated with obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiac, gastrointestinal, hepatic, hypertension, metabolic, endocrine, renal, surgery, neurologic, pulmonary, malabsorption, and infection; all life cycle phases (e.g., pregnancy, lactation, infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics); disease prevention of palliation (e.g., dental caries, oral health, weight control, risk factor intervention, oncology, abnormalities of nutrient metabolism, drug-nutrient, and diet-drug interactions, substance abuse, and feeding problems);

    Qualifications

    • Possess a minimum of one (1) year full time experience as a dietitian within the preceding three (3) year
    • Possess and maintain a current registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association)
    • Possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted license/certification/registration to practice as a Registered Dietitian (RD) in any one (1) of the fifty (50) states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Completion of a post- Baccalaureate degree Dietetic Internship Program of supervised practice (for a minimum of nine hundred (900) hours) accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (ACEND)

    Education:

    • A Baccalaureate degree and completion of curriculum requirements of a Dietitian Program from a school accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (ACEND);

    OR

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited or approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (ACEND).

    MedTrust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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