Dietitian Registered/On-call/UKHC

  • University of Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY
  • Mar 19, 2019

Job Description

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Dietitian Registered/On-call/UKHC
Requisition Number DU05120
Department Name H3075:Nutritions Services
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $17.32 - $27.24/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status On Call
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Nutrition or related
Required Related Experience
No Experience required
Required License/Registration/Certification
Eligibility for Professional License; Registration or Certification

A registration eligible individual has a maximum of six (6) months from date of employment to become registered through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and licensed by the Kentucky Board of Dietitians and Nutritionists. Failure to comply with this deadline will result in termination of employment.
Physical Requirements
The physical requirements for this position include: regularly lifting/pushing/pulling objects up to 50lbs, regularly standing/walking with objects up to 10lbs, and repetitive motions.
At least 1 day per week, 12 hours per day (7am-7pm), with every other weekend; will also include holiday requirements.
Job Summary
Registered Dietitian will evaluate patient for appropriateness of tube placement, ensure safe and timely placement of Cortrak feeding tubes, and document all aspects of tube placement. They will participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team; assign and direct workload of diet technicians; and participate in unit, department and/or facility committees, work groups, and projects. This position will be based at Chandler Hospital, but will also provide services to Good Samaritan Hospital. Feeding Tube Team Members will provide service alongside a Diet Technician from 7am to 7pm daily. Members will be expected to work every other weekend and holiday. The ideal candidate will either have experience placing feeding tubes using the Cortrak 2 Enteral Access System or be willing to learn with appropriate training.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
•Verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to prioritize work
•Technical skills
•Analytical thinking
•Basic computer knowledge
•Customer service/focus
•Counseling skills
•Ability to set and meet deadlines
•Works independently
•Problem solving
•Critical/Analytical thinking and understanding
•Flexible/Adapts to change
•Ability to facilitate learning and provide constructive feedback
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
At least one year of clinical dietetics experience. Experience placing feeding tubes using the Cortak 2 Enteral Access System highly preferred.
Deadline to Apply 03/24/2019
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Are you currently a registered dietician? If not, will you be eligible to become registered within six months of hire?
    • Yes, I am already a registered dietician.
    • Yes, I will be eligible to become registered within six months of hire.
    • No
  2. * Do you have a current Kentucky License as a Dietitian or are you eligible to obtain one?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate your paid employment experience as a dietitian.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  4. * Please choose the answer that best describes your amount of paid, full-time clinical employment experience placing feeding tubes.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter