HCMD_Specialty Dietitian_S196

Silver Spring, Maryland
Apr 14, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Part Time
Position Purpose:Job Description Details:

General Summary:

  • Manages the nutrition care of critically ill patients as well of other patients who rely on artificial nutrition support (enteral and parenteral nutrition). Provides nutrition expertise to physicians and other health professionals.
  • Participates in activities that encompasses interdisciplinary care including interdisciplinary rounds, Performance Improvement, provision of nutrition education in the area of nutrition support for the medical and support staff, patient, family.
  • Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required; including, if appropriate, minimum licensure and certification.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics, or Food and Nutrition from an accredited institution.
  • Certified in nutrition support (CNSC) by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
  • Active registration status with American Dietetic Association
  • Licensed or in the process of becoming licensed in the state of Maryland.  (Includes 15 credit hours every year of continuing education).
  • Displays strong communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with physicians, patients, and families and other hospital staff.
  • Ability to manage complex patients and able to incorporate information provided by all disciplines to aid in decision  making for nutrition support.
  • Demonstrates the ability to handle confidential information and situations. Minimum one year of experience in nutrition support.
  • Must be able to read, speak, and write English with understanding.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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