SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Meets the nutritional needs of patients through nutritional screening, assessment, instruction, monitoring, and patient visitation.
CCHMC SALARY GRADE:8
SCOPE: To perform medical nutrition therapy for assigned patients and program areas. Conduct nutritional counseling and education to patients and their families/care providers. Support department initiatives to improve nutrition including community-based initiatives. Provide nutrition expertise for division-specific initiatives.
Demonstrates knowledge of normal child growth and development and pediatric nutrition when performing nutritional assessments. Develops nutritional care plans and outlines goals with patient and their family based on existing nutritional standards of care. Implements nutritional interventions based on knowledge of disease state, normal and therapeutic nutrition and child development. Interventions incorporate family... values, culture and resources. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of patients' nutrition care plan. Revises plan as needed. Collaborates with health care team on the implementation of nutrition care principles. Provides nutrition counseling and education to patients and their families/care providers. Prepares the family to carry out the nutrition regime in the home setting. Collaborates with internal and external resources to support the nutrition care plan. Utilizes current research to enhance professional practice. Provide nutrition expertise for division specific initiatives including community based programming (i.e. healthy weight and better eating habits).
Relates basic principles of pediatric nutrition to nutrition staff, health care team members and community. Orients, supervises and directs the work of the diet technician(s) and/or interns as applicable. Orients and educates new dietitians. Shares knowledge of pediatric nutrition principles, policies and procedures as applicable. Participates in and supports process improvement activities.
Completes productivity records and enters charges in a timely fashion.
-Professional Growth and Development
Serves on committees and/or work groups affecting the department and/or hospital. Contributes to body of professional knowledge (factual) within the department, Cincinnati Children's or community as appropriate. Exhibits desire and initiative to increase knowledge and skills.
Collaborates with other members of the multi-disciplinary clinical team to optimize care of patient families participating in the assigned program. Partners with coworkers to provide valuable input on projects and takes ownership of project(s) as assigned.
-Bachelor's degree in a related field