Inpatient Oncology Dietitian

  • Full-time
  • posted December 05, 2023
University of Washington
University of Washington

Clinical Dietitian

Salary Range:

$6,560 - $10,260 per month

Position Description:

UW Medical Center - Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for a INPATIENT ONCOLOGY DIETITIAN.

100% FTE, Days
Mondays - Fridays

Treats inpatients admitted to both the UWMC oncology units and to the Fred Hutch Hospital and assessed nutritional status and developing evidence-based nutrition care plans for oncology and bone marrow transplant patients and requires an in depth understanding of the role of nutrition in critical care
Responsible for providing patient education; facilitating communication between other members of the Food Service Department and healthcare teams; overseeing the role of the diet technician; and working with interns and students on a yearly basis.

The Patient Nutrition department supports UWMC's mission by delivering extraordinary experiences with compassionate evidence-based care, unforgettable customer service, and fresh and nutritious food for patients, families, and the greater community.

Our vision is to create a supportive and empowering work place for all, provide unparalleled experiences for our customers and patients, and improve the quality of life and health of the public.

Design evidence-based nutrition care plans for high acuity inpatient oncology population based on nutrition diagnosis and as outlined by departmental standards of care protocols and policies
Provide ongoing evaluation and monitoring of patients by documenting their progression toward meeting prescribed goals in the electronic medical record and by communicating with other members of the healthcare team
Provide recommendations for nutrition support including appropriate recommendations for diet prescriptions as well as for tube feeding and TPN
Provide effective nutrition education to patients and their care providers that takes into consideration their learning abilities, readiness to learn, and cultural beliefs
Actively participate in patient care conferences, medical rounds, and other interdisciplinary care and process improvement teams.
Collaborate with dietitians working in the outpatient setting for both UWMC and the Fred Hutch
Maintain current clinical knowledge of best practices for nutrition and actively participate in the process of developing and reevaluating standards of care protocols.
Assist with the supervision and oversight of the diet technicians.
Precept dietetic interns and UW Nutrition Graduate students on a yearly basis.
Model UW Medicine service culture guidelines and exemplify Patients are First philosophy
Position the Nutrition Department to exceed expectations of the medical/surgical teams by developing rapport with physicians, nurse managers, and patient care units
Understand nutrition standards and provide care for patients on other services including general surgery, bariatrics, ICU, organ transplant, cardiology, and general medicine patients
Champion the departmental wellness initiative by participating in taste-testing; contributing to internet/intranet site; promoting the efforts of patient food services and retail operations throughout the organization; and participating in the coordination of care between clinical team and the kitchen.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree involving major study in food and nutrition or dietetics
Academy RDN Registration as a Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics within three (3) months of hire AND Washington State Dietitian Certification within six (6) months of hire.


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