Tower Health
Clinical Dietitian II - Nephrology
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Philadelphia Map
Posted: 08/29/2020
Closing: 09/28/2020
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 3 year(s)
Tower Health
Job description

About the Organization

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.



Responsibilities

The Clinical Dietitian II will perform comprehensive nutrition assessments, diagnose nutrition-related problems, determine and implement appropriate targeted therapeutic nutrition interventions, and monitor and evaluate outcomes utilizing the Nutrition Care Process. The Clinical Dietitian II may have medical nutrition order writing privileges and may participate in EMR order entry for oral nutrition supplements, modulars, oral diets, tube feedings (enteral nutrition) and intravenous feedings (parenteral nutrition) per the Clinical Registered Dietitian Medical Nutrition Therapy Order Management Protocol. The Clinical Dietitian II is responsible for nutrition education and ongoing follow-up to patients and parents and will participate in hospital committees as well as educational programs for hospital staff, community, parent groups and professional organizations. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities, CMS required multidisciplinary meetings.

The Clinical Dietitian II will possess strong clinical nutrition knowledge in complex areas of pediatric renal disease including dialysis and renal transplant. Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment. The Clinical Dietitian II will consult and collaborate with other healthcare professionals within the hospital and practice plan. The Clinical Dietitian II is perceived as the expert resource for all clinical nutrition concerns. Participates in education of clinical nutrition interns, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses and other clinicians. The Clinical Dietitian II will report directly to the Director of Clinical Nutrition for all clinical nutrition responsibilities



Qualifications

Training & Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Registered Dietitian (RD) credentialed from the Committee on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Licensure in the state of Pennsylvania (LDN) must be obtained within 90 days of hire.

Experience:

Minimum of three years related experience required as a Clinical Registered Dietitian with a minimum of two years pediatric clinical nutrition experience with renal experience preferred.

Required Licenses & Certifications:

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credentialed. Pennsylvania State Licensure (LDN) must be obtained within 90 days of hire. Specialty certification required (CSP, CSR, CNSC, CDE, CLC, CSO, IBCLC). CNSC required for positions in GI and inpatient positions. Credentials, PDP and licensure must be maintained.

Clinical Dietitian II - Nephrology