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Clinical Dietitian (Cap I)

Carilion Clinic

Location: Roanoke, VA, US, 24014
Type: Full-Time, Remote
Posted on: July 3, 2024
Onsite, Remote or Hybrid: Onsite
Sign on Bonus: $5,000 sign-on bonus available per applicable guidelines (external applicants only)
How You’ll Help Transform Healthcare:
Plans and provides medical nutrition therapy and client education for inpatients and outpatients ranging from neonates to geriatrics. Conducts individualized nutrition assessment and evaluation, and implements appropriate medical nutrition therapy approaches. Provides advanced and specialized nutrition support and communicates recommendations for changes in patient treatment plan to physicians and hospital staff; Documents recommendations and monitors changes and patient outcomes. Facilitates the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and protocols related to nutrition care. Evaluates and tracks data for outomes and related performance improvement measures, and makes recommendations to improve quality. Develops and oversees patient and staff educational materials regarding evidence-based medical nutrition therapy. Serves as the nutrition resource to the healthcare team.
• Responds to inpatient consults and outpatient referrals and establishes appropriate plan of care.
• Evaluates the nutritional status of inpatients and outpatients of all ages and recommends appropriate nutrition intervention based on the age-specific patient population. Applies knowledge of growth and development to appropriately assess patients of all ages.
• Develops, implements and documents in the medical record, the nutritional plan of care in collaboration with other health care providers with follow-up.  Documents results of assessments, intervention recommendations and nutritional progress in the medical record.
• Identifies and documents evidence-based criteria to support a physician’s diagnosis of malnutrition.  Coordinates documentation with Clinical Documentation Integrity medical coders to accurately reflect clinical care.
• Calculates, evaluates and documents the assessment of specialized and advanced enteral and parenteral nutrition support according to ASPEN guidelines.
• Collaborates with inpatients and outpatients to identify individualized educational needs. Coordinates individual and group instructional activities.
• Serves as the nutrition educator for individuals and groups; plans and provides presentations for the public, civic organizations, business and industry, and healthcare care providers (i.e. medical students, residents, physicians, nurses and staff members) regarding nutrition topics. Conducts media interviews and writes articles for publication. May serve as clinical preceptor for dietetic interns.
• Collaborates with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to develop and implement evidence-based nutrition protocols, as well as educational programs and materials to meet the needs of the target population.  Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings established for inpatient units. Acts as a liaison between nutrition services and other departments.
What We Require:
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, as well as the completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics approved internship or clinical experience.
Licensure/Certification: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (R.D.N.) ; Certified Diabetes Educator (C.D.E.) desired for the Diabetes Education Program.  For Critical Care, Oncology and Trauma Services, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (C.N.S.C.) preferred.
Other: Effective interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills required. Keyboarding skills required for automated computer systems, including electronic medical records. Must successfully complete orientation and competency for position.
About Carilion
This is Carilion Clinic ...
An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.
Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.
Requisition Number: 145473
Employment Status: Full time
Location: CRMH - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital
Shift: Day
Shift Details: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm with weekend coverage 6-7 times per year
Recruiter Email:
For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.