Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units. Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.
Clinical Dietician General Medicine
Job Level: F1
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Coordinate all phases of nutrition care including nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of hospitalized patients and outpatients in a variety of settings. Perform duties in support of and in compliance with performance improvement plans, JCAHO, and other licensing, accrediting, and regulatory agencies. The Duke University Health System offers career advancement through a clinical ladder program.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Duties and responsibilities may include providing nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy integrated with the patient's medical goals. Evaluating, interpreting, monitoring and documenting the nutritional status and nutritional needs of hospitalized patients and out patients using established standards of care and practice guidelines.
Identifying and providing age-specific nutrition counseling to meet the cultural needs of the patients and their families.
Developing, reviewing, updating and implementing educational materials to meet the needs of patients and professionals.
Writing orders for diet, supplement, enteral/parenteral nutrition and laboratory data per hospital policy.
Functioning as an integral member of the clinical interdisciplinary team.
Maintaining registered dietitian (RD) status including continuing professional education per the Professional Development Portfolio. Maintains North Carolina Board of Nutrition and Dietetics licensure. Precepting dietetic interns and provide on the job training for newly hired clinical staff.
Supervising daily work of dietetic technicians, registered; provide input into evaluation but doesn't directly evaluate their performance. Complying with Nutrition Services meeting and attendance standards.
In addition to Level I, Dietitian works in an assigned specialty area and integrates research and education into practice as evidence by competencies. Is a liaison and advocate for the profession by utilizing and sharing new practice knowledge and skill into other areas of the profession (management, public health) and or other disciplines.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Level I, II
Baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, or comparable major.
Successful completion of coordinated program or dietetic internship of not less than 900 hours under the supervision of a Registered Dietitian.
One year in an acute care environment preferred; experience may be waived for specific positions.
At least 5 years of clinical experience or at least 3 years of clinical experience plus an approved, nutrition-related certification.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Level I, II
Registered dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration; candidates eligible for registration may be hired with the expectation that registration will be achieved within 90 days of hire.
Licensed dietitian/nutritionist (LDN) by the North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition; provision for license-eligible dietitians as above.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Code: 00005034 CLINICAL DIETITIAN Job Level: F1
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