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Dietician- Oncology

Company: GWU Medical Faculty Associates
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position SummaryProvide outpatient nutrition counseling and therapy for patients in the Division of Hematology/Oncology. -Serves as Cancer Center Liaison or Member to Committees as needed, including the CoC GWCC Cancer CommitteeEssential Duties and Responsibilities: -To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned.Clinical Practice

  • Develop and implement nutrition services for cancer patients undergoing active treatment in an outpatient setting.
  • Provide medical nutrition therapy including individualized nutrition assessments, counseling and oral and written nutrition recommendations based on patients' specific therapies and nutrition needs.
  • Provide monthly nutrition classes for patients and caregivers.
  • Provide education for staff addressing nutrition topics and research pertinent to cancer patients.
  • Develop nutrition education and resource materials as needed.
  • Collaborate with providers and staff to ensure the nutrition screening mechanism is consistently identifying patients at risk.
  • Collaborates with other community agencies to promote nutrition and provide education.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills working daily with physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Maintains pertinent and timely documentation in the patient's medical chart.
  • Accurately maintains required departmental statistical data. -QualificationsEducation - - - - - - - - - -
    • Bachelor's degree in nutrition, nutrition sciences, and/or dietetics -Experience - - - - - - - -
      • Minimum of 3 years experience in the oncology setting preferredLicensure/Certification
        • -Registered Dietician in the District of Columbia. Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) preferred, but not required.

Keywords: GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Washington DC , Dietician- Oncology, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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