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PRN Registered Dietician

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Job ID: 193717
Category: Food/Nutrition Services
Work Type: PER DIEM
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: Per Diem

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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?

General Summary Statement

Under the direction of Clinical Nutrition Manager assures that patient care standards are met and patient satisfaction is maintained. The RD, LDN serves as a liaison between the medical staff, nursing staff, ancillary health departments and the community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for nutrition screening of patients based on established criteria for adult, NICU and pediatric populations
  • Completes nutrition consults in timely manner
  • Reassesses patient based on complexity of care level standards
  • Prioritizes workload to complete in an efficient and effective manner
  • Provides nutrition education to patients and family members by consult, protocol, or as deemed appropriate
  • Develops nutrition care plan to fit patient needs and documents nutrition assessment in electronic medical record
  • Completes nutrition assessment for patients on enteral and parenteral nutrition support
  • Determines need for oral nutrition supplement and orders and/or implements based on individual patient needs.
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to address patient needs

Education Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics

Minimum of 1-year experience in an acute care setting preferred.


Registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration (RD)

Active nutrition license (LDN) with the Commonwealth of 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.

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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