Provides optimal nutrition care at an advanced level for inpatients and/or outpatients, utilizing the Nutrition Care Process, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates nutrition education individualized to the patients needs; precepts dietetic interns; independently orders diets, oral nutrition supplements, enteral and parenteral nutrition support as approved by the medical staff at each facility. Demonstrates proficiency and advanced competency in one or more specialized areas. Purpose: The person in this position will practice at an advanced level as evidenced by performing a minimum of at least one of the following services on a ongoing basis: feeding tube placement; insulin adjustment; development and implementation of nutrition care protocols; leadership in applied clinical research; other as determined or approved by the Clinical Nutrition Manager. The person in this position will also provide leadership in at least one significant contribution annually. This could include but not limited to a multidisciplinary project, quality improvement initiative or authors a publication; other as determined or approved by the Clinical Nutrition Manager.
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