UPMC in Central Pa.
Job Title: Dietitian-UPMC Harrisburg Shift: Full Time (Salary Range: $24.21-$36.30) Summary of Department/Service Line: UPMC Nutrition Services offers diet and nutrition information and counseling on a variety of topics, including eating disorders, heart disease, and weight management. Medical nutrition therapy to support treatments for celiac disease, diabetes, and other medical conditions. Whether you are coping with cancer or diabetes, or balancing the increased nutrition demands of sports training, our network of registered dietitians can guide you toward enhanced well-being. That’s why in everything we do, our goal is to meet or exceed the expectations of our patients and their families. As a leading employer in the region, UPMC strives to attract and retain talented, compassionate people who share this same vision. There are many benefits to becoming an employee at UPMC: Collaborative work environment Competitive wages and benefits UPMC Total Rewards Job Summary: A Dietitian provides nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Provide quality patient care to diverse patient populations using Medical Nutrition Therapy to include assessment, goals and plan of care. Accountable as nutrition liaison/expert to assigned units and/or committees responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement. As required, knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements. Formulate a nutrition diagnosis and identify malnutrition through application of nutrition-focused physical assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition. Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities. As required, demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations, and other communications. Provide timely interventions as determined by nutrition risk level and the plan of care. Participate in department-based quality process improvement activities with an ability to actively endorse evidence-based practice. Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol. Minimum Requirements: Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree. One to two years health care experience preferred. Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration or registration exam eligible with employment contingent upon passing the RD examination within three months of date of hire. Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months of hire and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every two years. Key Words: Dietitian, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, Clinical Dietitian, RD, LRD, Clinic Dietitian, Hospital Dietitian, Nutritional Dietitian, Nutrition Education, healthcare, health care About South Central Pennsylvania Features both rural and suburban living and boasts an abundance of sports, arts, cultural events, and entertainment. Close to historically significant areas such as Gettysburg and world-famous Hersheypark and Hershey’s Chocolate World. Offers top-rated public schools, blue-ribbon private schools, and some of Pennsylvania’s top colleges and universities. Area school districts are consistently ranked in the top 20% of Pennsylvania. With affordable homes – a composite cost of living index of 99.7, compared to 101.2 in Philadelphia – it’s a great place to grow a career and family. Listed among “America’s Most Livable Cities,” and ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Cities to Live” in 2017, we are a two- to three-hour drive away from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. About UPMC in Central Pa. UPMC in Central Pa. is a nationally recognized leader in providing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in central Pennsylvania and surrounding rural communities. As part of the UPMC not-for-profit system, UPMC in Central Pa. cares for more than 1.2 million area residents yearly, providing life-saving emergency care, essential primary care, and leading-edge diagnostic services. UPMC in Central Pa. includes seven acute care hospitals with 1,245 licensed beds, over 200 outpatient clinics and ancillary facilities, more than 2,900 physicians and allied health professionals, and approximately 13,400 employees. It is a health care hub serving Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Juniata, Franklin, Adams, and parts of Snyder counties. UPMC was named as one of the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” for 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare. For inclusion on this list, hospitals, health systems, and health care companies must demonstrate initiatives and commitment to promote diversity within the workforce, employee engagement, and professional growth. PI