Clinical Dietitian Adult Inpatient

Company: University of Maryland Medical System
Job type: Full-time

Job Description
​​​​​​Clinical Dietitian - Full Time
As a Clinical Dietitian you will collaborate with members of the healthcare team, attend rounds and independently provide optimal nutrition care to patients at high nutrition risk based on own knowledge and clinical skills.  Provides education, training, and expertise as a professional resource to members of the healthcare team, nutritionists, dietetic interns, and dietetic technicians to advance their development in the field.  
Uses knowledge and skills to identify and re-evaluate nutrition risk throughout patients stay; independently performs the nutrition care process, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring, and evaluation, specific to age and medical status. In collaboration with team, develops an interdisciplinary nutrition plan of care for patients at high risk. Modifies plan of care according to own professional knowledge.
Discusses plan of nutrition care (e.g. nutrition support, education, etc.) with patient/and or family; provides medical nutrition therapy as indicated; electronically documents nutrition plan of care and education provided.
Provides guidance and training to nutritionists, dietetic technicians and interns in conducting nutrition risk assignments, assessments, and in providing nutrition care to patients.
Collaborates with clinical nutrition team members, as well as outside dietitians and vendors, to facilitate smooth transition and continuity of care for patients, including upon hospital discharge.
Actively contributes to teamwork and achievement of department goals; attends staff meetings and may support community events. Cooperates with peers and is flexible with cross coverage. Interacts with others in a polite, courteous, and supportive manner in alignment with UMMC standards of behavior.

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