Serves as the nutrition content expert and collaborates with the healthcare team to provide patient centered care. Provides complex medical nutrition therapy, participation in at least one intradepartmental committee, participates in multidisciplinary rounds, guides practice development of RD I, precepts dietetic students, medical residents and fellows as applicable.
Job Specific Duties
Utilizes the Nutrition Care Process to perform nutritional assessments, develop MNT POC interventions and methods for monitoring outcomes via the International Dietetics & Nutrition Terminology.
Responds to consults and nutrition screens and arranges follow ups within appropriate established time frames based on department policy and patient condition.
Coordinates patient nutrition care plans. Participates in interdisciplinary meetings; proactively identifies patient with nutritional needs during rounds and discharge meetings.
Communicates with medical team regarding nutrition interventions.
Documents assessments within the Electronic Health Record, utilizing department specific Power Forms and IPOCs.
Monitors use of formulary & non- formulary formulas and communicates with the formula room to coordinate provision of service.
Checks outpatients in at time of service and enters charges for outpatient services within 24 hours from date of service.
Provides nutritional education to patients & families within the specific scope of practice, while taking into consideration patient’s preferred learning styles/readiness for change/cultural beliefs.
Organizes and conducts education/in-services for department staff, nursing units, physicians and other ancillary staff members.
Participates in facility-wide and department program on performance improvement to improve processes and patient care.
Develops and modifies education materials for patients and family to meet their learning needs.
Communicates nutrition plans of care with medical team members, patients and families through verbal, written or electronic communication.
Serves as preceptor for dietetic interns and medical residents as assigned. Provides feedback for evaluation of interns/residents and feedback for improvement in dietetic intern program as needed.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree leading to R.D. (Registered Dietitian) status
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with at least 2+ years pediatric working experience (OR) experience in clinical adult acute care nutritionwithin the past 4 years
Licensed Dietitian/Nutrition or approved application from the Department of Professional Regulation of Florida within 6 months of hire date
American Heart Association AED - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Specialty Board certification from CDR or other Nutrition Society such as C.N.S.C., C.S.P.C.C. or C.S.P. preferred
Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families and co-workers
Able to communicate consistently and effectively (understand, read, write, and speak) in English
Able to communicate consistently and effectively (understand, read, write, and speak) in Spanish preferred
Able to interpret, adapt and react calmly under stressful conditions
Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
Knowledge of how to perform algebra computations and conversions in order to make nutritional recommendations
Able to interpret, evaluate, and utilize research results
Food & Nutrition Services
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.