Tower Health Clinical Dietitian II - Endocrinology in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.
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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; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; 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.
The Department of Endocrinology at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is seeking a pediatric Clinical Registered Dietitian (RD) to provide medical nutrition therapy for pediatric patients in both the hospital and outpatient clinic settings.
The Clinical Dietitian II will perform comprehensive nutrition assessments, diagnose nutrition-related problems, determine and implement appropriate targeted 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, modular, 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 participates in on-going education programs for hospital staff, community, parent groups and professional organizations. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities. Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment.
The Clinical Dietitian II demonstrates strong clinical nutrition knowledge in complex areas of pediatric nutrition and pediatric diabetes disease management. The Clinical Dietitian II will provide patients with ongoing nutrition assessment and outcome-oriented nutrition counseling as necessary to assist patients in achieving and maintaining optimal diabetes management. The Clinical Dietitian II will report directly to the Director of Clinical Nutrition for all clinical nutrition responsibilities, requirements, standards and protocols and the Chief of the Section of Endocrinology.
Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrates the ability to work with various members of multidisciplinary teams as well as with other employees throughout the organization. Strong knowledge and application of medical nutrition therapy principles (pediatric experience required) as they relate to education and counseling for patients with diabetes. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to patients and families, medical staff and physicians. Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units. Ability to counsel and educate others. Understands the scientific rationale and application of, as well as the basic nutritional content, sources and use of commercial oral supplements, tube feedings, infant formulas, intravenous feedings and feeding modules (carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals). Understands the scientific rationale of diabetes management as it relates to carbohydrate counting and insulin dosing. 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).
Two years related paid clinical experience required as a Clinical Registered Dietitian with pediatric experience strongly preferred, diabetes management required.
Required Licenses & Certifications:
Registered Dietitian (RD) credentialed. Pennsylvania State Licensure (LDN) required within 90 days of hire. Board certification in Diabetes Education (CDE) preferred. All credentials, PDP and licensure must be maintained.
Requisition ID (iCIMS): 2023-47693
Name: THMG-STC Endocrinology Staff
Hours Per Pay Period: 80.00
External Company Name: Reading Health System
External Company URL: https://www.readinghealth.org
Street: 160 E Erie Ave
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30a - 5:00p