Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Summary: The Dietitian assesses patients for nutritional status and risk factors, performs nutrition consults for identified concerns, provides nutrition counseling, monitors and makes recommendations for specialized nutrition support, participates on the patient care team, provides nutrition education and training, and participates in professional/research activities.
Responsibilities: 1. Screens patients for nutritional risk factors, documents screens and follows-up in medical record.
2. Performs nutrition assessments and consults.
3. Provides nutrition counseling individualized to patient needs addressing educational ability, cultural factors and economic/social concerns.
4. Provides appropriate recommendations for specialized nutrition support.
5. Prepares and presents nutrition in-services for medical students, residents, nurses, nutrition students and other health care professionals.
6. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
7. Other duties as required.
1.Experience in Nutrition and Dietetics is required.
2.Experience working with all levels within an organization is preferred.
3.Experience in Pediatric healthcare is preferred.
4.Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
Education and Experience
1.Education: bachelor's degree in Dietetics is required. Master's degree preferred.
2.Certification: Registered Dietitian and Licensure in state of Ohio or must be eligible to register for the Registered Dietitian Exam upon hire and obtain their Registered Dietitian credential and Ohio Licensure within 4 months of hire.
3.Years of relevant experience: 2 years is preferred.
4.Years of experience supervising: None.
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