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University of Rochester Clinical Nutrition Spec, SMH - 215852 in Rochester, New York

Clinical Nutrition Spec, SMH

Job ID

215852

Location

Strong Memorial Hospital

Full/Part Time

Full-Time

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Regular/Temporary

Regular

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Time as Reported Grade 053 Nutritional Support Services

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

Provide comprehensive nutrition care and education to adult patients and their caregivers with childhood onset conditions including, but not limited to, intellectual and developmental disabilities, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, metabolic disorders, and childhood cancers. Assess nutritional status of patients and recommend nutritional regimens to match individual patient requirements. Conduct ongoing evaluation of nutritional status of patients to ensure adequacy and appropriateness of nutritional regimes. Knowledge of TPN, tube feedings, and diabetic needs desired. Serve as consultant to other members of the Complex Care Center as part of an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, clinically seeing patients as necessary.

Responsibilities:

Patient Care

  • Provide ongoing nutritional assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and education to patients and families.

  • Assess nutritional status of patients on complicated medical nutritional regimes designed for a disease entity or area of practice.

  • Assess and recommend complicated medical nutritional regimes to the physician to match individual patient requirements and limitations; assure adequacy and appropriateness of regimes

  • Effectively communicate plans and rationale to team members both verbally and in the medical record.

  • Possess the technological knowledge to utilize nutrient analysis software programs to analyze food records to identify nutrition problems and modify recommendations accordingly.

  • Coordinate home nutrition regimens for patients. Write letters of Medical Necessity for insurance approval of nutritional regimens and obtain prior authorization from insurance companies when required. Communicate with home care vendors and providers, address insurance issues, as needed. This may include complex nutritional therapies involving PO, enteral and/or parenteral components.

Education

  • Integrate evidence-based research in the education, practice and management of patients

  • Provide information and consultation to physicians and inpatient staff, promoting continuity of care for known patients upon admission, as well as safe and timely discharge on home enteral and parenteral nutrition for new and existing patients.

  • Attend nutrition support meetings

  • Remain up to date on new and revised formulas and supplements, communicate with vendors and educate health care providers about pertinent changes.

  • Serve as preceptor to the Cornell Dietetic Interns.

Quality Assurance

  • Analyze data and participate in QA activities to identify opportunities for improved practice.

Research

  • Participation is encouraged, though not required.

  • Participate in nutrition related research independently or in coordination with other services/providers.

  • Prepare and submit materials for publication.

    Qualifications:

B.S. degree in Nutrition, Food & Nutrition or equivalent and 2 years clinical nutrition experience in health care setting; registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; NYS registration as a Certified-Dietitian Nutritionist. Masters’ degree in related field preferred. Expectation to obtain advanced certification Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) within 18 months of employment, with maintenance of credential thereafter.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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