This position is for a Clinical Dietitian at Duke Health and Fitness Center at 1.00 FTE. Employee will coordinate all phases of nutrition care for both Duke Health and Fitness members and Duke Lifestyle and Weight Management members with effort shared between the two locations. Work is done in collaboration with Duke Health and Wellbeing Nutrition team. Ideal candidate will have strong expertise in eating disorders and weight management treatment.
General Description of the Job Class
Coordinate all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of outpatients in a variety of settings. Perform duties in support of and in compliance with performance improvement plans, JCAHO, and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
*Provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with the patient's medical goals. * Evaluate, interpret, monitor and document the nutritional status and nutritional needs of outpatients using established standards of care and practice guidelines. *Identify and provide age-specific and culturally appropriate nutrition counseling to meet the needs of the patients and their families. *Develop, review, update and implement educational materials to meet the needs of patients and professionals. *Write order for diet, supplement, enteral/parenteral nutrition and laboratory data per hospital policy. *Function as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team. *Maintain registered dietitian (RD) status including continuing professional education per the Professional Development Portfolio. *Precept dietetic interns and provide on the job training for newly hired clinical staff. *Supervise daily work of dietetic technicians, registered; provide input into evaluation but doesn't directly evaluate their performance. *Comply with Nutrition Services meeting and attendance standards.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Level I Baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, or comparable major. Successful completion of coordinated program or dietetic internship of not less than 900 hours under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian.
Level I One year experience working with clinical populations.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
Registered dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition; proviso for license-eligible dietitians.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of general cardiovascular health, gastrointestinal health and healthy and sustainable nutrition for weight loss required. Other areas of specialty is also encouraged.
Minimum Education and Training/Licenses/Certifications/Registrations:
Registered and Licensed Dietitian required
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