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Pediatrics Dietitian - Registered

Req #:  119034
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Dietary/Food Service
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



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Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois (95th Street & Kostner Avenue)

Pediatrics Dietitian - Registered – Food & Nutrition Services - #119034

  • Day Shift
  • Part Time: 20 hours a week
  • Flexible hours. Weekend hours may be required.
  • The position is with the Food and Nutrition Department at Christ, but will be covering at the Children’s Hospital. The position will include coverage of all pediatric units, including ICU's.


JOB SUMMARY: To provide quality medical nutrition therapy to inpatients and nutritional expertise to all members of the health care team, outpatients and community groups.



  • Nutritional care for patients is provided in accordance with physicians' orders and standards of quality nutritional care that appropriately meet age, psychosocial and physical needs of patients.
  • Provision of nutrition education on prescribed diet, per established priority system, in order to improve patient knowledge/understanding of nutrition, diet therapy and compliance on prescribed diet.
  • Education is provided to inpatients, outpatients, family members and the public through individual counseling, classes and community education.
  • Effective communication with patients/families, department managers, supervisors, coordinators, peers, staff and other health care professionals in a positive and results-oriented fashion.
  • Supportive of department efforts to ensure compliance with department standards, policies and procedures as well as DNV and local health department regulations.
  • Participates in the patient meal QA program and may provide operational support to the FNS department.



  • Graduate from a 4 yr. accredited college with degree in Nutrition or Dietetics or equivalent and successful completion of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registration requirements.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to respond to the needs of a diverse patient population
  • Ability to develop patient educational materials Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Licensed by the State of Illinois or proof of application.
  • This position can recognize nutritional needs and behaviors of the following age groups: pediatric (infant, toddler, school age), adolescent, adult and older adult. Evidence of this can be shown by recognizing levels of development and modifying approach and exhibiting communication skills necessary to interpret age specific responses.
  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available.
  • Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • VAD Supportive: As part of the multidisciplinary team, provides supportive care for the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) patients with a high degree of skill and knowledge under their direct role.
  • The following educational requirements associated with this direct care role:
    Orientation: Completion of VAD introductory CBT.
    Continuing Education: Continuing education with an emphasis or focused on advanced heart failure therapies is to be completed every 6 months. This includes one VAD specific CBTs through Advocate ATMS or Industry Website CBT every 6 months.
    Attendance at an Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant or VAD Symposium may substitute for one of the CBT's.



About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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