Performs as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Responsible for the evaluation, coordination, and implementation of the nutrition care plan for patients. Provides education and counseling to patients on their nutritional needs. Ensures customer satisfaction and good public relations through the safe and efficient use of resources. Performs duties in compliance with performance improvement plans, TJC, and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies. Serves as a nutrition educator for students, medical staff, health professionals, and/or general public. Serves as a role model, resource, and leader for other clinical dietitians. Exhibits nutrition expertise in specified area of practice. This position is located in the NICU of the Kentucky Children's Hospital. Experience in neonatal nutrition and Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition are preferred.
The ideal candidate will be able to integrate laboratory data, current practice guidelines, make clinical judgments and recommendations; and also have excellent clinical skills and communication skills.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master's degree and Advanced Practice Certification in Clinical Nutrition preferred.
NICU: This position is located in the NICU of the Kentucky Children's Hospital. Experience in neonatal nutrition and Board Certification as a Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition and/or Certification as a Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) are preferred.
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