Parenteral Nutrition Management RD II

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(5/6/2024 7:25 AM)
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New Position Type
FT Regular
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Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Registered Dietitian II in the Pediatric Parenteral Nutrition Department.  The Registered Dietitian (RD) II – Parenteral Nutrition (PN) Management RD resolves complex issues for clinical nutrition support at an advanced level of practice. This includes nutrition assessment, nutrition support prescriptions, as well as education followed by the Pediatric Nutrition Support Service (PNSS).


This position will be able to write TPN across many different service lines, provide MNT to inpatient PICU, Gen Med, and burn inpatients and outpatient cystic Fibrosis and NICU follow up clinic patients.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Under general direction, has the duties of instructing, assisting in the training, and checking the work of less experienced staff.
  • Verifies that enteral formulations are prepared according to established guidelines, are administered in accordance with the prescribed therapeutic plan and are well tolerated by each patient.
  • Establishes individual plans of care for nutrition support therapy based on results of the comprehensive nutritional assessment, including immediate, intermediate, and long-term goals of therapy.
  • Evaluates educational needs of the patient; documents objectives of, and indications for, use of home nutrition support if appropriate; specifies the route recommended to provide nutrition support and reassesses periodically during the course of therapy.
  • Tailors feeding formulations for disease-specific constraints and clinical status changes that may affect tolerance and nutrient utilization.
  • Writes orders (once credentialed) for parenteral nutrition prescriptions, including macro- and micronutrients, fluid volume; electrolytes including potassium, sodium, phosphorus; vitamins and minerals; and medications, including insulin and acid suppression medication; enteral nutrition and oral diets.
  • Authorizes (with approval of a physician) changes to formulas based on clinical assessment of the patient.
  • Instructs patients and families; when indicated, on modified diets; instructs patients for whom follow-up in clinic is planned on home enteral feeding regimens. Assists with discharge for home parenteral nutrition patients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: 


  • Minimum of 3(+) years total clinical experience with BS/BA in Nutrition, Dietetics or other relevant major with MS/MA in Nutrition, Dietetics or other relevant major OR hold an additional certification related to area of clinical practice (i.e. CNSC, CDCES, CDR recognized, etc.)
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) with successful completion of coordinated program, dietetic internship, or other experience approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education (CADE) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation
  • Maintenance of RD through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) by accrual of 75 units of approved Continuing Professional Education every 5 years. 
  • Certified Nutrition Support Clinician(CNSC) credential
  • Pediatric experience


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics and relevant practice group(s)


Position Details:

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-time (1.0 FTE)
  • Shift: Days – 8 hour shift
  • Unit/Department: Pediatrics Nutrition Support
  • CBA Code: Non-Union


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