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Description

Overview

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.

St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.

In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.

Tower Tuition Discount Program - Up to 50% off for Eligible Employees AND Qualified Family Members who attend credit courses at Drexel University.

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; 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.

Responsibilities

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is seeking an experienced pediatric Clinical Registered Dietitian (RD) to provide medical nutrition therapy (MNT) to infant, pediatric and adolescent patients who are followed by the Nephrology Service at our pediatric facility located in North Philadelphia.

Job Summary:

The pediatric 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 pediatric Clinical Dietitian II may have medical nutrition order writing privileges and may participate in EMR order entry for oral nutrition supplements, modulars, oral diets, tube feedings (enteral nutrition) and intravenous feedings (parenteral nutrition) per the Clinical Registered Dietitian Medical Nutrition Therapy Order Management Protocol. The pediatric Clinical Dietitian II is responsible for nutrition counseling, education and ongoing follow-up for patients and parents and will participate in hospital committees as well as educational programs for hospital staff, community, parent groups and professional organizations. Participates in performance improvement and outcome research activities, CMS required standards and multidisciplinary meetings for transplant and dialysis patients.

The pediatric Clinical Dietitian II will possess strong clinical nutrition knowledge in complex areas of pediatric renal disease including dialysis and renal transplant. Takes responsibility for self-development and supports a learning environment. The pediatric Clinical Dietitian II will consult and collaborate with other healthcare professionals within the hospital and practice plan. The pediatric 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 pediatric Clinical Dietitian II will report directly to the Director of Clinical Nutrition.

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 renal disease including dialysis, pre-transplant and post-transplant. 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 nutrition supplements, infant and pediatric formulas, 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.

Qualifications

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).

Experience:

Minimum of two years paid related experience required as a clinical Registered Dietitian with pediatric renal clinical nutrition experience preferred.

Supervisory Responsibility:

None

Required Licenses & Certifications :

Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN) credentialed. Pennsylvania State Licensure (LDN) within 90 days of hire. Specialty certification required (CSP, CSR, CNSC, CDE, CLC, CSO, IBCLC) within 6 months of hire. Credentials, PDP and licensure must be maintained.



Job Information

  • Job ID: 67827889
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Tower Health
  • Position Title: Clinical Dietitian II
  • Industry: Dietetics/Nutrition
  • Job Function: Dietitian (Clinical,
    Registered,
    NICU,
    Outpatient,
    Consultant)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
Healthcare / Health Services
West Reading , Pennsylvania , United States

About 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 six acute care hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care — from prevention, screenings and education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs and public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can ...

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