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Clinical Dietitian, RD, Inpatient (WakeMed North Hospital Campus)

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Job ID 36348 Job Category Nutrition Services Shift Day Employment Type Full-Time Campus WakeMed North Department Clinical Dietitians

About WakeMed:
WakeMed North Hospital provides exceptional patient care to the residents in the growing north Raleigh, N.C., area. WakeMed North offers the areas only Women’s Hospital and inpatient and outpatient services for the whole family including: 24/7 emergency,surgery, childbirth facilities, Level III special care nursery, physical therapy, outpatient imaging, laboratory and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, and a growing network of physicians.

The 61-bed hospital provides inpatient and outpatient obstetrics and gynecological care to women of all ages, and medical and surgical services for men and women. The full-service emergency department provides 24/7 care for the entire family that is backedby Wake County's only Level I Trauma Center and WakeMed Children's Hospital, both located at WakeMed’s Raleigh Campus.

WakeMed Health & Hospitals is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., which is ranked nationally as one of the top 10 best places to live for quality of life and is located just two hours from the beach or three from the mountains. The area has been named one of thefastest growing areas in the country and is located just minutes from the famous Research Triangle Park.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that
promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse
workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or
conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer,
promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression,
genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Position Information:
The Clinical Dietitian uses evidence-based research and nutrition focused physical assessments to develop and implement nutrition intervention(s) and monitor and evaluate patient progress in providing medical nutrition therapy. Evaluates the loss of specific muscles and subcutaneous body fat to determine the presence and degree of recommended malnutrition based on characteristics agreed upon by the clinical dietitian staff and management. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of specialized nutrition support (parenteral and enteral) principles and practices, such as electrolyte management. Safely and appropriately orders macro- and micronutrients, fluid, electrolytes and medications (insulin and acid suppression medication) for use in parenteral nutrition solutions and triages issues and concerns of nutrition support patients based on the clinical assessment of the patient. Participates in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement (QAPI) efforts to ensure nutrition care is safe and effective for the patient(s). Actively participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and patient conferences. Safely and appropriately orders therapeutic diets and oral nutrition supplements. Provides food and nutrition-related in-services and education as assigned. Contributes to the development and revision of clinical nutrition policies and procedures.

Experience Requirements:
1 Year Clinical - Dietitian/Nutritionist Required - Or 9 Months Fellowship/Internship/Residency - Related Area Required

Education Required:
Bachelor's Degree Food and Nutrition Required - And Master's Degree Food and Nutrition Preferred

Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Registered Dietitian Required - And Licensed Dietitian Required

Hours of Work:
M-F

Weekend Requirements:
As Needed

Call Requirements:
Yes

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