Reg Dietitian I-Children's Hospital
Jackson, MS 
Posted 15 days ago
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Job Requisition ID:R00017356

Job Category:Health System

Organization:Children's Dieticians and Milk Depot

Location/s:Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:Reg Dietitian I-Children's Hospital

Job Summary:To plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease in accordance with medical nutrition care protocols. To counsel individuals or groups, conduct nutritional research, and/or provide program participant certification.

Education & Experience

Meet the requirements for registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Certifications, Licenses or Registration required: Mississippi licensure within the applicable time frame. Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) within the applicable time frame.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of food, nutrition, and physical/ biological sciences. Knowledge of research methodologies, needs assessments, out-come-based research, scientific method, and quality improvement methods. Knowledge of the influence of age, growth, and normal development on nutritional requirements. Interpersonal and motivational skills. Ability to interpret basic statistics. Ability to calculate and interpret nutrient composition of foods.
Ability to calculate and/or define diets for specific health conditions.


  • Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions, and current health plans to develop and implement dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
  • Assesses nutritional status, identifies nutrition problems, and formulates a comprehensive care plan according to patient needs including age, cognitive, social, and physical developmental stage, culture, severity of diseases, conditions of impairment or disability, and physical signs of malnutrition.
  • Determines nutrition goals and recommends comprehensive nutrition interventions to resolve or improve nutrition problems and achieve goals, including but not limited to: fluid, electrolyte, and glucose management, management of pharmacotherapy in relation to drug-nutrient interactions, supplements, enteral and parenteral formulas, equipment needed to deliver nutrition formulas, transitional feeding plans and post discharge nutrition care plans.
  • Confers with physicians and healthcare personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient.
  • Educates patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and modification, and food selection and preparation; arranges for individual follow-up as needed.
  • Counsels individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition maintenance to improve their quality of life.
  • Certifies individuals for participation in programs such as women, infants, and children (WIC) and research programs as appropriate.
  • The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands
Requires constant exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, occasional working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours, occasional travelling to offsite locations, constant activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, constant work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, occasional bending, occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds, occasional crouching/stooping, occasional driving, occasional kneeling, occasional pushing/pulling, occasional reaching, constant sitting, constant standing, frequent twisting, and constant walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

Time Type:Full time

FLSA Designation/Job Exempt:Yes

Pay Class:Salary

FTE %:100

Work Shift:

Benefits Eligibility:

Job Posting Date:12/3/2021

Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified):
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s education, research, and service programs are open to every qualified person. Equal Employment Opportunity is announced, provided, and ensured for all persons and affirmative action is taken to guarantee that individuals recruited, hired, trained, promoted, will in all ways be treated equally without regard to race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, socio-economic status, culture, or genetic information. Inquiries or concerns may be made to: Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216.


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