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Job ID: 8889
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job
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CLINICAL DIETITIAN II – OUTPATIENT ONCOLOGY
The Clinical Dietitian II works closely with the multidisciplinary oncology program teams to provide evidence-based medical nutrition therapy assessments and interventions that are integrated and compatible with the patient-focused medical goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP), including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition interventions, and monitoring and evaluating of the patient’s progress. The Clinical Dietitian II uses the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF) to determine scope of practice, establish Standards of Practice and Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) in nutrition care and practice-specific dietetics and as available, evidence based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention.
The Clinical Dietitian II has extensive knowledge of oncology nutrition specialty practice, working with and applying this knowledge to the nutritional management of the most complex oncology patients > 50% of assigned practice. The Clinical Dietitian II creates and updates evidence-based oncology nutrition protocols to meet established practice guidelines and is involved in clinical practice evaluations and research to improve the delivery of evidence-based oncology nutrition care.
The Clinical Dietitian II also 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 II is an integral part of the multidisciplinary oncology team, is involved in team conferences, provides food and nutrition-related in-services; and contributes to the development and revision of hospital policies. The Clinical Dietitian II also is involved in community-based nutrition programs and maintains professional competency and skills required for professional practice. The Outpatient Oncology Clinical Dietitian II assists in achieving compliance with the Joint Commission and the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Comprehensive Cancer Center Designation.
The Clinical Dietitian II serves in a lead capacity and as a resource person for outpatient oncology nutrition. The Clinical Dietitian II serves as a mentor and, supports, models, and trains clinical dietitians and students in the core behaviors and responsibilities of the department and organization including customer service, communication, patient and employee safety, ethics and professionalism, initiative and adaptation, stewardship, and teamwork.
This Outpatient Oncology Clinical Dietitian II position will provide professional oncology outpatient dietitian consultation to oncology patients at the Medical Center in Chapel Hill and at our UNC Health Affiliates as indicated.
● 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 Registration (CDR)
● 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 hire).
● If less than five (5) years of experience, certification in area of clinical specialty (e.g., CDE, CNSC, CNSD, CSR, CSP, CSSD, CSGN, CLE, BCLE, etc.) or advanced degree or approved to practice in specialized roles where certification does not exist is required. (Certain positions may allow specialty certification to be obtained within six (6) months from date of hire or next offered exam date for those who have obtained educational preparation for certification.)
● Some positions may require appropriate credentialing for billing purposes (e.g., NPI, Medicare/Medicaid Provider, BCBSNC Provider) to be obtained within one (1) month from date of hire.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Three (3) years as an RD with two (2) of those years' experience in area of clinical specialty or three (3) years nutrition experience in a tertiary care, teaching hospital and certification in specialty area or advanced degree is required.
Five (5) years of experience as an RD
Must maintain certification until RD has at least 5 years of experience (or longer if required for certain positions i.e. Nutrition Support Team) or have at least five (5) years of experience as an RD.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● •Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all steps of the process.
• Comprehensive 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 physicians.
• Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units.
• Ability to counsel and educate others.
• General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: UNCH Oncology Pt & Fam Rsc Ctr
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.