Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Nutritionist I (Oncology) for the Clinic Treatment department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Nutritionist I (Oncology) is responsible for the nutritional care of ambulatory adult and pediatric oncology patients. Responsibilities include nutrition assessment, development and implementation of nutritional care plans and nutritional education for both patients/families and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey staff. Additionally, the Nutritionist I (Oncology) is involved with clinical investigators in nutrition research.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to address the unique nutritional needs of the adult and pediatric oncology patient.
Performs nutritional assessment, formulates a specific nutrition diagnosis, plans and implements nutritional intervention(s) and tracks progress in attaining expected outcomes.
Provides ongoing nutritional follow-up and documents nutritional plan of care.
Evaluates dietary intake for factors that affect health and conditions including nutrition risk taking into consideration the individual's stage in the cancer continuum (prevention, treatment, and survivorship) and/or comorbid conditions.
Evaluates health and disease condition(s) for nutrition-related consequences including but not limited to assessment for signs and symptoms of cancer process and/or treatment related complications.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Nutrition or Food Sciences.
Three (3) years of professional experience in dietetics or nutrition, of which two (2) years shall have been in clinical oncology nutritional work experience required.
Successful completion of an approved dietetic internship may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
Equivalent education, experience and/or training may be substituted for the Master's Degree requirement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
MaintainInterrelationships: Patients and families, Physicians, Nurses, research staff, outside vendors and staff at RWJUH.
Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO).
Prior research experience.
Demonstrated leadership qualities.
Clinical work experience to have been in an academic healthcare facility.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Demands: Walking, sitting, standing, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment: Clinical setting includes exposure to blood excrement, antineoplastic drugs, and exposure to infectious and communicable diseases.
This position is Part Time, for the East Tower and Plum Street location.
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