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Posted:
3/1/2018
Job Category:
Nursing
Industry:
Health Care & Medicine
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Nutritionist II - Bilingual (Spanish/English)
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Job Description

Qualifications

 Minimum Education
B.S.

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Bachelor's in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Science, Nutrition, Dietetics, or nutrition related field.

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of experience and/or completed internship, preferably in the area of maternal and child health. 


Required Skills/Knowledge

Ability to perform responsibilities of a WIC nutritionist without routine supervision.  Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.



Required Licenses and Certifications

Licensed in the District of Columbia or licensed in another state with proof of application for District of Columbia licensure.
Registered Dietitian.



Functional Accountabilities

Nutrition Education
  1. Assess anthropometric data, medical history and lab values.
  2. Assign nutritional risk codes to clients based on established guidelines.
  3. Develop high-risk care plan and follow-up care in CARES.
  4. Prescribe food package taking nutritional needs, food preferences, and cultural background into consideration.
  5. Provide individual and group education.
  6. Include substance abuse education and referrals.
Breast Feeding Advocacy
  1. Conduct breastfeeding activities.
  2. Participate in breastfeeding promotion.
  3. Act as a breastfeeding coordinator on rotation, as needed.
  4. Issue manual and electric breast pumps and maintain issuance log.
  5. Refer clients to breast feeding peer counselor/lactation specialist.
Caseload Management and Outreach Activities
  1. Ensure effective operation and WIC caseload management in the WIC clinic.
  2. Maintain established show rate at the clinic.
  3. Supervise day to day clinical operations to assure compliance with State and Federal requirements.
  4. Plan and coordinate outreach activities for the site.
  5. Assure comprehensive medical and social services for clients.
Safety
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Annual Plan - Goals and Objectives
  1. Conduct training programs for the WIC staff and intra-agency clinic staff, as needed.
  2. Assist to develop at least one annual plan objective for the assigned site/agency.
  3. Assist with annual plan goals and objectives of the agency.
  4. Keep abreast of current research findings in MCH nutrition in order to insure appropriate intervention.
Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
Teamwork/Communication
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
 

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.