Basic Function: Oversee nutritional care for patients seen in the pediatric gastrointestinal ambulatory care settings. Patient ages may range from neonates to young adult. Manage complex nutritional problems primarily related to a variety of conditions, both acute or chronic medical conditions. Recommend and calculate specialized nutrition regimens, including monitoring and implementing specialized nutrition support as needed. Identify, diagnose and address malnutrition. Demonstrate flexibility in job role to meet patient, department, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) team, and organizational needs.
Supervision received from Manager of Ambulatory Care Nutrition Services
Preceptor to Dietetic Interns and students.
Liaison relationship with interdisciplinary health care team for patient care populations of responsibility.
Peer relationships with RDNs in work group.
· Conduct an ongoing comprehensive nutrition assessment for patients identified at nutritional risk and/or for patients identified to be seen as per ambulatory clinic standards.
· Incorporate evidence-based standards when interpreting patient related data.
· Organize patient health and disease information in order to identify nutrition-related problems.
· Evaluate need for specialized nutrition support and make appropriate recommendations accordingly.
· Develop and implement an individualized plan for nutrition intervention.
· Perform nutrition diagnosis after identifying the problem and clarifying the cause of the problem.
· Ground interventions through review of quality research and/or use of medical nutrition therapy evidenced-based practice.
· Chart nutritional diagnosis, individualized nutrition treatment plan, follow-up documentation of patient outcomes and revisions to plan in the electronic medical record. This communication is performed in a timely manner that is consistent with unit policy and procedures.
· Recognize the varied needs of age-specific populations, as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
· Measure effectiveness of nutrition interventions in reaching desired outcomes.
· Reassess the nutrition care process and implement changes as indicated.
· Obtain prior authorizations for nutritional supplements and support regimens as needed.
· Communicate regularly with the medical team through interdisciplinary ambulatory care clinic coverage.
· Abide by Michigan Medicine policy for the proper use of patients’ protected health information.
· Abide by Michigan Medicine policy for the proper use of infection control precautions in patient care areas.
· Precept dietetic interns.
· Provide service to the ambulatory pediatric multispecialty clinics for identified patient populations, including telephone support. Utilize charge capture by RDN for RDN services.
· Provide quality service based on customer expectations and needs.
· Incorporate Michigan Medicine core values of respect, compassion, trust, integrity, efficiency and leadership into all work efforts.
· Maintain productivity standards and practice effective time management.
· Participate in developing nutrition-related policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and forms, particularly those associated with pediatric nutritional care.
· Assist in achieving compliance with state and federal regulatory and accrediting agencies.
· Participate in interdisciplinary meetings, task forces, and projects as appropriate.
· Contribute to quality improvement efforts.
· Collect outcome data to help improve practice.
In order to be considered for this position the applicant must have met or will have met all the required qualifications prior to the start date of employment.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
Able to work with a team to accomplish organizational goals.
Communicate in a clear, concise and diplomatic manner both verbally and in writing.
Implement critical thinking to solve problems.
Use technology such as word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail.
Bachelor’s degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Requires primary source verification. Candidate may also be RDN eligible as long as RDN status is achieved within 6 months of hire.
Master’s Degree in Nutrition related field.
Documented experience working with the pediatric multispecialty patient population will be counted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC),
OR Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP)
This position requires extensive daily walking/standing in the ambulatory care clinic environment to complete nutrition assessments.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of persons in this job role
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