Clinical Dietitian, Ambulatory
What you will do
  • Able to perform all functions of Clinical Dietitian I.
  • Works with a moderate degree of professional autonomy and independent practice using diagnostic reasoning skills in the application of the Nutrition Care Process.
  • Assists in the oversight of the Nutrition Care Process in assigned area and applies research to refine department standards of care in that specialty area.
  • Performs key role in at least one performance improvement initiative annually or the creation/revision of nutrition protocols or nutrition program.
  • Participates in process and outcome measures initiatives using quantifiable indicators to identify actual results of a program, service, or activity. Or, participates in nutrition research studies and communicates findings through reports, abstracts, presentations, and publications.
  • Serves as a mentor and trainer to Clinical Dietitians I.
  • Serves as mentor for dietetic students and interns. Develops and coordinates student and intern learning experience.
Education Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, or nutrition related field or a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education)
  • Master’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, or specialty area preferred
Experience Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of work experience as a clinical dietitian AND at least one (1) specialty certification granted by the Commission on Dietetic Registration Board, Certified Nutrition Support Specialist (CNSC) or Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Three (3) years full time equivalent work experience as a clinical dietitian in a relevant setting providing care to complex patients
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all steps of the process
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy
  • General knowledge of electronic medical record, nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic form to patients, public, hospital/clinic and medical staff, and physicians
  • Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units and/or outpatient clinics
  • Ability to counsel and educate others
  • Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinions, active listening, and observations
  • Decision making, problem solving, and collaboration
Licenses and Certifications
  • RD – Registered Dietitian

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