Job ID: 157085
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2022
Work Schedule: Full Time Day Shift
DescriptionPenn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.
General Summary Statement
Counsel patients on therapeutic diets and wellness nutrition. Serve as resource for information on complementary and alternative nutrition modalities. Calculates enteral feedings and assists with ordering supplies. Lead the nutrition component of any programs, such as support groups.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Meets with patients to perform comprehensive initial and follow-up nutritional status assessments.
Develops and recommends nutrition care plan that will maintain or improve patients’ nutritional status to tolerate cancer treatments and/or improve overall nutritional status. Adept with symptom management during treatment. Exercises judgment to revise nutrition plans as required. Involves patient and family in development of nutritional care plan.
Monitors and evaluates nutrition plan through assessment, one-to-one counseling, communication with health care providers to attain maximum level of well-being and energy for patient.
Serves as a member of the patient care team as appropriate.
Helps coordinate Cancer Center workshops and seminars, participating as a speaker, as assigned.
Possess outstanding interpersonal and problem resolution and communication skills.
Education Training and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or completion of American Dietetic Association’s didactic education requirements. Two years of clinical experience in patient service role. Good knowledge base of enteral and parenteral feedings. Familiarity with cancer patient experience is desirable.
Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in Pennsylvania.We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.