Clinical Dietitian - Population Health - Smithfield
Company: UNC Healthcare
Posted on: January 13, 2022
UNC Health Alliance is UNC Health's statewide clinically integrated
network and population health services organization. The mission of
this team is to transform healthcare delivery on behalf of more
than 7,200 providers by offering patient-centered solutions to
populations covered under alternative payment models. Joining this
team means you will work closely with providers, practices, payers,
business leaders, and community partners to improve the quality and
accessibility of care while lowering the cost of care for patients,
payers, and businesses. We are a growing team looking for top
talent to help us with creative solutions that improve patient care
and help make healthcare more affordable.
Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse
employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of
the unique communities we serve.
The Clinical Dietitian works closely with the multidisciplinary
healthcare team to coordinate evidence based medical nutrition
therapy that is integrated and compatible with the patient focused
medical goals. Primary responsibilities include application of the
Nutrition Care Process (NCP), through nutrition focused physical
exam, nutrition/malnutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis,
interventions, monitoring and evaluating of the patient's progress.
The Clinical Dietitian uses practice-specific dietetics as
available and evidence based practice protocols/nutrition practice
guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention. The Clinical
Dietitian performs business functions, such as management of
resources in a cost-effective manner, and participates in
compliance and quality performance improvement efforts to ensure
that nutrition care is safe and effective. The Clinical Dietitian
is an integral part of the multidisciplinary team, is involved in
team conferences, provides nutrition-related in-services and
contributes to the development and revision of hospital policies.
The Clinical Dietitian also may be involved in community-based
nutrition programs and maintains professional competency and skills
required for professional practice. The Clinical Dietitian precepts
interns, supports and trains clinical dietitians in the core
behaviors and responsibilities of the department and
1. Assesses nutritional needs using standardized practice and
critical thinking. Identifies nutrient requirements according to
age, disease and individual needs for assigned patients.
Demonstrates clinical and age specific competency as evidenced by
clinical competency tools, forms, chart audits, tests, observation,
2. Acts as a resource person for the specialty team assigned and
serves as a liaison between other medical specialties and ancillary
3. Assists in achieving compliance with the Joint Commission,
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Healthcare Facilities
AccreditationProgram (HFAP), or other accrediting agency standards
to continuously improve the safety and quality of care to the
public and to the organization's performance improvement
4. Attends medical rounds, patient care conferences, and continuing
education/staff meetings. Participates in quality improvement
initiatives and cross training
5. Develops, implements, and monitors nutrition care plans and
participates in the discharge planning process. Provides education
using established behavioral change techniques.
6. May lead, direct, and manage the work assigned to others within
the department. Documents all aspects of nutrition care in the
medical record. Demonstrates compliance with regulatory agency
standards as evidenced by timely completion of clinical nutrition
workload as evidenced by chart audits and organizational /
regulatory agency surveys.
7. Participates in the training of clinical nutrition intern
students by acting as preceptors throughout the year as
Other Information Other information:
--- Bachelor's degree at a US regionally accredited university or
college and course work accredited or approved by the Accreditation
Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
--- Completion of a Coordinated Program in Dietetics or Dietetic
Internship accredited by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education
in Nutrition and Dietetics) of no less than 900 hours (1200 hours
for graduates of programs beginning 2012)
--- Registered Dietitian (RD) by The Commission of Dietetic
--- Licensed as a Dietitian/Nutritionist (LDN) by the North
Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition. (Certain positions may
allow licensure to be obtained within one (1) month from date of
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- Two(2) years experience as a clinical dietitian is required.
Prior experience may be waived for specific positions. Additional
experience may be required for specific positions.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
--- --- Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to
apply all steps of the process.
--- Knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy.
--- Understands and can implement Motivational Interviewing
--- Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinion, active
listening, and observations.
--- Decision making, problem solving, and collaboration.
--- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal
form to patients, public, hospital and medical staff, and
--- Ability to function independently on assigned patient care
--- Ability to counsel and educate others.
--- General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and
Job Details Legal Employer: NCHEALTH
Entity : Health Alliance
Organization Unit : UNCPN Administration Staff
Work Type : Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week : 40.00
Work Schedule : Day Job
Location of Job : US:NC:Morrisville
Exempt From Overtime : Exempt: Yes
Keywords: UNC Healthcare, Cary , Clinical Dietitian - Population Health - Smithfield, Healthcare , Morrisville, North Carolina
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