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Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | IP Nutrition
Category: Nutrition/Dietitian
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 562935
Date Posted: 3/9/2021
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: This position is for in-patient.

In addition to their daily dietitian duties and responsibilities, the Lead Pediatric Dietitian (LPD) will assist in various activities of the department/division, will be a primary contact for their team, and provide direction for dietitian issues under the Manager.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Work as a Pediatric Dietitian as needed to support staffing levels and routinely perform the duties and functions in the role with proficiency.
    • Provides nutrition care to patients/families over a broad spectrum of complexities of pediatric nutritional conditions/disorders, ages and developmental stages. Demonstrates expertise in service line. Applies effective decision making, critical thinking and problem solving skills in the patient care setting.
    • Assesses the nutritional needs of patients, develops and implements an effective MNT plan of care, recommends and implements effective interventions and monitors/evaluates nutrition care outcomes for patients in a timely manner. Uses PCH standards of care and evidence-based practice guidelines when providing care to patients. Develops nutrition plan of care that is integrated with the patient’s total health care needs and includes the psychosocial, ethnic, cultural and religious needs of the patient/family. Responds to and is sensitive to individual differences, varying socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Assesses the nutritional needs of patients, develops and implements an effective MNT plan of care, recommends and implements effective interventions and monitors/evaluates nutrition care outcomes for patients in a timely manner. Uses PCH standards of care and evidence-based practice guidelines when providing care to patients. Develops nutrition plan of care that is integrated with the patient’s total health care needs and includes the psychosocial, ethnic, cultural and religious needs of the patient/family. Responds to and is sensitive to individual differences, varying socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Assumes a proactive role with patient/family education in the practice setting. Provides nutrition education to patients/families by identifying preferred learning style and then selecting technique, tools and materials which promote/enhance learning. Intuitively adapts teaching style to facilitate learning and behavior modification for individual patients/families. Proactively evaluates practice standards and delivery systems to identify opportunities for improvement and participates/supports change that enhances care, treatment and services.
    • Documents nutrition care plans and recommendations accurately, concisely and adheres to documentation policies and standards. Ensures timely availability of information for inclusion in the interdisciplinary care plan.
    • Provide follow-up evaluation through office visits or nutrition classes as applicable.
    • Serves as a resource person for department/division staff and patients regarding nutrition information.
  2. Acts as a role model by displaying exemplary, compassionate and professional behavior, motivating staff to provide excellent, patient-focused service. Serves as daily operational resource to staff and in the management of supplies and equipment.
    • Develops, directs, and maintains dietitian work schedules and daily workflow to ensure fairness, accuracy, completeness, and timeliness.
    • May handle scheduling conflicts for dietitians and serve as the departmental liaison with division schedulers to resolve issues and clarify practices.
  3. Support the department/division leadership and manager to meet the department and hospital strategic goals by assisting in the development of procedures, policies and guidelines for operations.Participates in the hiring process and provides input for performance evaluations for staff.
    • Assists in the development of appropriate guidelines and protocols to define standards in medical nutrition therapy and treatment as needed.
    • Effectively leads and implements assigned projects to completion.
    • Identifies, facilitates, monitors and reports on department/division and organization performance improvement projects.
    • Participates in hospital and department/division educational and quality initiatives, etc.
  4. Support Manager with administrative duties as assigned.
    • Assists in the planning, coordination and execution of team meetings.
    • Facilitates training, mentoring, and competency of dietitians, dietetic interns, new employees and/or residents as needed.
    • Provides survey-readiness tracers of service line and assists manager in implementation of action plans to address any areas of concern.
    • Collaborates with other departments to maintain effective communication channels to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved.
  5. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Bachelor’s Degree and supervised practice experience which meets the requirements for registered dietitian nutritionist status of the Commission on Dietetic Registration/Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Required
2. A master’s degree (ex. MS, MPH, MEd) is required unless certified in a practice-applicable specialty area (ex. CSP, CNSC, CDE) Required
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Experience
1. Three or more years practice experience. Required
2. One year experience as a Pediatric Dietitian with Phoenix Children's Hospital. Required
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D. or R.D.N.) credential recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Required
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Special Skills
1. Demonstrated competence in service line. Required
2. Proven work experience as a team leader. Required
3. Excellent communication and leadership skills. Required
4. Strong Oral and Written Communication skills. Required
5. Organizational and time-management skills. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Walking Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Frequently
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Outdoor weather conditions Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme noise levels Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles Applicable
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