VCU Health System's Clinical Nutrition Services is seeking a Registered Dietitian to join the outpatient, adult, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Team. The dietitian is responsible for assessing patients prior to surgery, providing nutrition counseling, and coordinating nutrition care with the team. In addition, the dietitian is responsible for working with dietetic interns and networking with inpatient dietitians. Experience working in a fast paced acute care setting in the area of surgical nutrition is preferred.
Be a part of change, that improves patient outcomes.
Nutrition care activities described in departmental policies /procedures. Cannot provide nutrition care to endstage (dialysis) renal patients until one year post registration. Communication with health care team/patient food service managers regarding patient needs. Provision of in-services to staff.
Provide classes to dietetic interns, if appropriate for rotation (e.g. nutrition support, orientation) as assigned.
Work weekends as assigned by supervisor.
Ability to work in a diverse environment.
Adherence to the Code of Ethics for the profession of dietetics and is accountable and responsible for actions and behavior.
Travel to satellite clinics (e.g. Stony Point, Hanover, etc.) when needed, as determined by supervisor.
Pediatric Outpatient positions: Flexibility regarding work hours to include evening appointments.
Bachelors Degree in Nutrition or related field from an accredited college or university
Registered as a Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
May be registry eligible, but must pass the RD exam within in the first 3-6 months of employment in the position
*Advancement from Clinical Nutrition I to a Clinical Nutrition II is mandatory by the end of the first year of employment.
Minimum of one (1) or more years of experience providing nutrition care in an acute care setting
Outpatient positions: Specialty certification in the area of practice; Certificate in Training (Adult Weight Management, Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management); Motivational interview training
Experience with clinical research protocols for applicable positions
If the position is within the outpatient clinical area, experience in counseling in an acture care or outpatient care setting is desired
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.