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Registered Dietitian - Nutrition Support - Penn Medicine Princeton Health(Part-Time Day)

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Job ID: 177942
Category: Dietician
Work Type: PT 20+ HOURS
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Work Schedule: 7:30a-5p w/ weekend rotations

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Penn 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.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Responsible for providing clinical nutrition services, including nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis and intervention to manage patient care. Coordinates nutritional aspects of patient’s care with physicians and health care personnel. Utilizes the Nutrition Care process to document in the medical record. Resource professional for medical staff/students. Serves on committees representing Food and Nutrition Services. Ensures patient satisfaction, quality care, regulatory agency compliance, and good public relations are achieved through the safe and efficient use of resources. . Perform other related duties as required. Responsible for maintaining necessary credentials for the position.


  • Utilize information systems (daily rounds report, dept. mail, nutrition processor) to prioritize list of patients in need of nutrition services. Assesses nutrition status of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients through documentation in the medical record within time frame indicated. Uses anthropometrics, nutrition focused physical findings, diet history; interpret lab values, medication and other medical information. Identifies appropriate nutrition diagnosis with proper documentation/format. Develops documents and revises a nutrition care plan based on information from the patient, medical record, family and health care team members. Consults with other disciplines as appropriate. Addresses and documents discharge plan. Collaborates with home care/discharge planners or social workers on nutrition support needs for discharge. Plan and prescribe appropriate nutrition therapy within scope of expertise and privileging for desired patient outcome. Identify and initiate appropriate nutrition interventions: therapeutic diet, oral nutrition supplements, enteral support (formula type/rate, addition of modular), parenteral support, nutrition related labs. Teach and counsel patients and families on appropriate nutrition therapy for disease states or prevention and wellness, desired outcomes and behavior objectives. Evaluates effectiveness/outcomes of intervention/therapies and modifies treatment/interventions when necessary.


  • Credentials:

    • Registered Dietitian (Required) or R.D.-eligible (RD must be obtained within six months of hire)

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Nutrition

    • Master's Degree- preferred

    • Two to four years of experience as a clinical nutritionist required

    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.

    Live Your Life's Work

    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.

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