As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically - vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our Nutrition Services department has an outstanding opportunity for a Full time - 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day Shift, Dietitian 2. This individual will provide Nutrition Care in specialized areas such as: critical care, burns, HIV/AIDS, Medical Specialties, International Medicine, where the patient population is medically and nutritionally complex or high risk. Additionally, this candidate will provide some nutrition education counseling for patients with complex nutrition prescriptions as well as participate in formal and informal instruction for health care teams and Dietetic Interns.
Competitive candidates will be familiar with enteral and parenteral nutrition and desire an opportunity to work with critically ill and acutely ill patients with a very collaborative team that is very supportive of nutrition interventions.
This position provides opportunities to work in a high paced and essential department of the Medical Center. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Areas of Responsibility: Desired qualifications include ability to work with a diverse group of patients; Skilled in performing as a resource and expert in specialized area for nutrition to medical staff and patients and selecting appropriate method of feeding and sources of specific nutrient for individual patients based on age, state of health, cultural needs, and stage of development; Skilled in preparing and conducting formal teaching for the medical staff (MD's, RN's, HA's, etc.); and ability to communicate effectively with patients and medical staff both written and verbal. Additional requirements include knowledge of computer programming to record data (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree with major in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition or Food Service Administration; completion of American Dietetic Association approved dietetic education program; Registered Dietitian status; 24 months recent full-time experience working as a R.D required. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Additional Requirements: Must obtain CD and complete HMC Credentialing paperwork within 3 months of start date.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.