Location: Miami, Florida
Collaborate with members of the Pediatric Endocrinology team to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients which require medical nutrition therapy. Determine nutritional needs of and provide education to patients and their caregivers taking into account age-specific considerations. Works in conjunction with community providers such as primary care physician, school nurse, community health nurse, etc. to ensure consistency in care and achievement of nutritional goals for the patient.
Minimum Job Requirements
B.S./B.A. leading to R.D. (Registered Dietitian) status.
R.D. or R.D.E. with ability to sit for exam within 6 months of hire date. L.D/N (Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist) or L.D/N approved application from the Department of Professional Regulation of Florida within 6 months of hire date with R.D. status or 9 months of hire date with R.D.E. status.
Experience in educating on weight management, chronic disease prevention, physical fitness, and wellness required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop guidelines for nutrition programs to assist in health promotion and chronic disease control.
Provide medical nutrition therapy including nutrition diagnosing, interventions, monitoring, and evaluation during individual consultations.
Provide timely tracking/documentation of behavioral change and outcomes from interventions in agreement to Diabetes Center requirements.
Develop, participates, & implement events, food demonstrations, & classes for patients/families to provide education about health risks and resources available to facilitate lifestyle changes.
Utilize and proficient in the nutritional therapy module of the Diabetes Center curricula. Knowledgeable of metrics, outcomes, & care coordination with other providers to attain patient's goals.
Keep abreast of current research, education, technology options, and educational tools to maintain close communication and collaboration with families and other staff members.
Creates easy to understand health/nutrition education materials and campaigns to address relevant topics particular to our community.
Evaluates commercially available nutrition education materials as well assist in the development of new materials that may be appropriate for the patient population.
Continuously evaluate the outcomes of nutritional interventions and participates in performance improvement and research activities.
Comprehensive understanding of current health and wellness standards and principles as well as knowledge of chronic disease, particularly diabetes and impact of nutrition on health.
Able to work during peak hours which may include mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Strong comprehension of cooking methods and ability to provide healthy recipe modifications.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, which include individual consultations and group education presentations/demonstrations.
(EOE DFW) Updated 6-26-2015
Food & Nutrition Services
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus