The pediatric Registered Dietitian (RD) provides medical nutrition therapy to patients with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary related conditions.
Assess nutritional status and calculate nutrient requirements utilizing current pediatric standards and provide written documentation.
Develop and implement nutrition care plan based on nutritional assessment and provide documentation.
Instruct and counsel patients/caregivers regarding modified diets and/or modified formulas and provide documentation of description of instruction and assessment of understanding and compliance in the progress note.
Evaluate effectiveness of care plan in meeting therapeutic goals and provide documentation in the progress note.
Provide continuity of care by serving as a resource person for the patient, providing referrals to other health care agencies and facilities and providing follow-up care as ordered and documented in the progress note.
Maintain effective communication with the health care team through patient care conferences and interaction with other health care providers.
Attend pertinent education activities and review literature to maintain area of clinical expertise.
Develop and implement an individualized portfolio plan in accordance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for professional growth and development.
Precept interns from regional dietetic internship programs.
Develop patient education materials and programs.
Complete necessary documentation for acquisition of enteral/parenteral nutrition products through durable medical equipment and insurance companies.
Serve as a pediatric nutrition resource to community health care providers and professionals.
Provide comprehensive medical nutrition therapy for pediatric patients ages 0-18 years.
Communicate effectively with caregivers/patients during counseling sessions and via telephone/e-mail.
Function well in a team setting as a member of the Department of Pulmonology.
Registered Dietitian with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in the state of Florida.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.