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Transplant Nutrition Educator - Pediatrics

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Are you an individual who will provide safe and therapeutic care in a comprehensive and systematic manner?The Inova Fairfax Medical Center - Transplant Pediatric Heart Center is seeking a self-motivated, high performing Transplant Nutrition Educator with pediatric experience to develop and manage a world-class comprehensive nutritional assessment program and care for solid organ transplant candidates and recipients across the continuum of care regulatory requirements and professional standards for nutrition practice.This role maintains an expert level of knowledge on transplant candidate and recipient assessment and management. Drives ongoing improvement in transplant clinical practice through self-development and continuing education. Serves as a content expert on transplant nutrition assessment and education for the multidisciplinary team and throughout the organization. The Transplant Nutrition Educator also utilizes evidence-based standards and practice for development and implementation of the transplant nutritional assessment and management program. Develops and facilitates patient education and support groups for focused areas of need for each organ program. Applies quality improvement methodologies to improve overall transplant nutritional assessment and care services and patient outcomes.This role is a full-time position with Monday-Friday coverage with no holidays, weekends or on call.Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops patient specific medical nutrition therapy programs including assessment, instruction, and evaluation of program effectiveness.
  • Provides clinical and educational interventions with consideration of the cultural and spiritual values and needs of transplant patients and their families. Interfaces with inpatient and critical care dietitian team as needed.
  • Reviews inpatient team documentation to ensure compliance with CMS and UNOS regulatory requirements specific to post transplant care and discharge planning.
  • Provides ongoing patient education, nutrition therapy and counseling to wait-listed patients to ensure ongoing appropriateness for transplant.
  • Collaborates with other specialty dietitians to ensure seamless provision of excellent care across disciplines (ex. Bariatrics and diabetes programs).
  • Provides transplant specific education annually and as needed to meet to inpatient dietitian team to ensure competency in care of organ transplant recipients.
  • Provides recommendations regarding pharmacologic and non pharmacologic therapies.
  • Participates fully in the transplant program multidisciplinary team as the transplant nutrition content expert including patient selection meetings, quality meetings and daily patient care /multidisciplinary patient rounds.
  • Develops, reviews and revises organ specific transplant nutritional assessment policies at least annually or as needed to comply with updates to best practice or regulatory changes.Qualifications : Experience:
    • Four (4) years' experience in transplant services. One (1) or more years of solid organ transplant nutrition experience and at least 3 years of acute care clinical dietitian experience or a minimum of 5 years specialty acute care clinical dietitian experience.Additional Requirements:

      Expertise in organ specific and chronic disease nutrition therapy such as ESRD, diabetes, heart failure, and chronic lung disease, Training in functional and frailty assessments, specific knowledge of food/drug interactions with immunosuppressant medications.Education:Bachelor's degree in food and nutrition or dieteticsCertification:
      • Registered Dietitian (RD)
      • Certified Clinical Transplant Dietitian (certifying body is NATCO) as a certification to be required within 12 months of start date in the job
      • BLS - American Heart Association with 3 months of hireBenefits and Perks:
        • Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage
        • Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
        • Retirement: Inova matches dollar for dollar the first 5% of your eligible pay that you contribute to the plan
        • Competitive salary: Pay based experience
        • Amazing Paid Time Off: Accrue PTO hours on your very first day of work
        • Supplemental Plans: Including Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
        • Additional Benefits: Educational Assistance of up to $5,250/year, Student Loan Refinancing, Adoption Assistance, Child Care Centers, Scholarship Program, Free Parking, Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, discounts, movie tickets and local offerings and so much more!See Full List of Benefits Here : 2022 INOVA BENEFITS GUIDE

Keywords: Inova Health System, Washington DC , Transplant Nutrition Educator - Pediatrics, Other , Falls Church, DC

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