Registered Dietitian - Tucson Campus

Job Number
207554
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Shift
Day
Department
Banner-- Univ Med Ctr Tucson - Diabetes Mgt-Hosp
Position Type
PT: Part-Time
Street Address
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
City & State
US-AZ-Tucson
Posting Category
Culinary Services / Nutrition

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Banner University Medical Center Tucson Campus Nutrition department is a looking for a Registered Dietitian.   This position will provide specialized nutritional care & recommendations to our patients on our inpatient Medical Units. 

 

We work an 8 to 4:30PM shift.   This is a part-time position where there is an opportunity to work at least one weekend day and in addition working during the week.  You will need to work holidays as necessary. 

 

Just a great position if you are looking for extra income or just looking for a part-time registered dietitian position. 

 

 

What makes Tucson special?

 

About Tucson

Tucson is truly a city with personality, heart and soul - all accompanied with a blended mixture of sounds and rhythms. While its roots go back to the beginning of recorded history, Tucson has a young, dynamic population and is just large enough to offer the perks of a big city and small enough to be friendly and welcoming!

 

Now one of the top twenty research universities in the nation, the University of Arizona was established in Tucson in 1885. In areas as diverse as astronomy, medicine, optics, entrepreneurship, and dance, UA faculty and programs are among the nation's best. Tucsonans proudly support the UA's Wildcat teams that compete in NCAA Division I and PAC – 12 Conference athletics and have won many championships.  

Tucson inspires a sense of freedom among all who visit or live here. Our natural landscape draws visitors outdoors where there is plenty of room to roam. A bit off the beaten path, Tucson’s unique attractions and accommodations beckon you to discover and explore and our arts and culture scene make Tucson a place that’s authentic and comfortable. Savor the passion for food that inspires Tucson’s cuisine, or come as you are and experience our vibrant nightlife. Let Tucson inspire the free spirit in you.

 

For more information visit:  http://www.visittucson.org/

 

 

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About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient
care, teaching future health-care professionals and
conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on
the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its
specialized pediatric services including neonatal and
intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies.
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern
Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care
for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is
consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the
prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World
Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care
has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from
the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's
physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services
include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced
neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant
program. For more information about Tucson, please visit: VisitTucson.org

 



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About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

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Job Summary

This position manages a complex caseload of patients by providing comprehensive nutritional assessments and developing appropriate nutrition care plans and monitoring outcomes of plans. Provides patient and family nutrition counseling and education. Develops Nutrition Standards of Practice and Education material in collaboration with peers. Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary Health Care team providing input into patient care policies, programs, quality improvement activities and provides in-service education in areas of expertise.


Essential Functions

  • Provides comprehensive nutrition assessment of patients' nutritional needs. Obtains timely and appropriate data and analyzes/interprets data based on evidence-based standards and nutrition practice guidelines.

  • Evaluates effectiveness of the care plan and communicates effectively to the other members of the healthcare team to provide optimal nutrition outcomes. Provides pertinent information in the medical records, patient plans of care and/or clinical pathways while meeting requirements of regulatory agencies (i.e. Joint Commission, CMS, State and Local Agencies).

  • Provides nutrition education to patients, families, staff and other health care team professionals through the development of effective teaching materials and in-service programs; Evaluates patient and/or family response to education.

  • Provides leadership in area of coverage, monitors proper patient care procedures and acts as liaison with nursing areas. May participate in process improvement teams. Serves as mentor to new staff.

  • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities in clinical areas to ensure optimal nutrition care outcomes are achieved. May participate in outcome studies as needed. In some roles, this position may manage assigned staff: recruits, selects, trains, evaluates, manages performance.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    Must possess knowledge of nutrition and dietetics demonstrated through the completion of a Bachelors degree in Nutrition and/or Dietetics. Must be a Registered Dietitian or RD Eligible (academic and professional requirements as defined by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association; RD credentials within 6 months of hire). Must hold current registration through the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association and be able to maintain ongoing registration while providing verification of registration annually. Maintains current licensure as required by State law.

    Must be able to communicate effectively and function independently. Must be effective at prioritizing assigned patient case load.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional related education and/or experience preferred.