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Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Boston

Description

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Nutrition Department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Clinical Nutrition Specialist II will be responsible for:
- Providing comprehensive nutrition assessments for the Cardiac ICU and heart transplant patients. Assessments include but not limited to developing, implementing and monitoring individualized nutritional care plans, according to hospital and professional standards of care.
- Documenting assessments, interventions and education in the patient medical record.
- Collaborating with interprofessional team members, including physician partners, to optimize safest nutrition care plans, including orders for oral diets, enteral and parenteral nutrition in preparation for a successful hospital discharge
- Instructing patients and caregivers on prescribed nutritional/diet plan. Serving as a resource and educator for health care providers, students, community dietitians and the public.
- Assisting with the review of patient education materials or other projects of department significance.
- Participating in hospital and service/program specific quality improvement (QI) initiatives.
- Providing supervision of scheduled clinical nutrition services on weekends and holidays. Serving as a resource for food service staff when special patient food service issues arise. Participating in the orientation, and training of new dietitians, as necessary.
- Working collaboratively with peers and those from other disciplines and patient care settings, and promoting team morale within Clinical Nutrition Services and on patient units.
- Participating in speaking and writing opportunities as well as Clinical Nutrition Services education forums.
To qualify, you must have:
- Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in nutrition or closely related field and three to five years of professional dietetic experience in pediatrics. Solid organ transplant experience, a plus.
- Analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in-depth, experience-based knowledge.
- Registration by Commission on Dietetic Registration, the Credentialing agency of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as a Registered Dietitian.
- Licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a licensed Dietitian.
This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus


Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including an affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

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