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.
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is seeking an experienced pediatric Clinical Registered Dietitian (RD) to provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to pediatric and adult patients who are both inpatient and outpatient and followed by Neurology for Phenylketonuria (PKU) and other Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEM) requiring medical nutrition therapy (MNT). The Clinical Registered Dietitian II will also follow patients with seizure disorders requiring ketogenic MNT.
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 is responsible for nutrition education and ongoing follow-up to patients and parents and will participate in hospital committees as well as on-going education programs for hospital staff, community, parent groups and professional organizations. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities.
The Clinical Dietitian II will possess strong clinical nutrition knowledge in complex areas of pediatric clinical nutrition and metabolism. Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment. The Clinical Dietitian II working in Neurology will consult and collaborate with other healthcare professionals within the hospital and practice plan as well as with health care providers in the PA, NJ and DE communities, school personnel and PA Department of Health Newborn Screening Program personnel. 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.
Skills & Abilities:
Ability to work with various members of multidisciplinary teams as well as with other employees throughout the organization. Strong knowledge and application of MNT principles as they relate to the pediatric population and metabolism. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to patients and families, medical staff and physicians. Ability to function independently and demonstrate effective time management. Ability to counsel and educate others. Strong knowledge in the scientific rationale and application of oral metabolic nutrition supplements, infant and pediatric metabolic formulas, ketogenic nutrition therapy variations and application, enteral nutrition support, intravenous nutrition support and feeding modules (carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals). General knowledge of Word Microsoft Office, Power Point, Excel, EMR.
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).
Minimum of three years related experience required as a pediatric Clinical Registered Dietitian with metabolic experience strongly preferred.
Required Licenses & Certifications:
Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credentialed. Pennsylvania State Licensure (LDN). Specialty certification required (CSP, CNSC, CDE, CLC, CSO, IBCLC). Credentials, PDP and licensure must be maintained.