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Genesis Health System Dietitian in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Dietitian, PPV

Department: Center for Weight Management

Purpose: According to established hospital and departmental policies and procedures and utilizing evidence-based practice, the clinical dietitian assesses the nutritional needs of patients, their readiness to make lifestyle changes necessary to maximize outcomes after gastric bypass surgery. The dietitian develops, implements, and re-evaluates nutritional care plan, and provides nutritional counseling to bariatric patients and families. The dietitian, as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, actively participates in improving organizational performance of the nutrition care function.

Report To: Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibility: Guidance: The job requires the provision of occasional guidance and training to others. The job does not have formal or official supervisory responsibilities.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Patients, Families, and Significant Others


Education: Bachelor's Degree

Field Of Study: Nutrition

Special Training: Specialty certification or Masters Degree in field of study; Outpatient counseling experience; Expert in patient care, improving nutrition care function and as a resource

Training Preferred: Behavioral Management, eating disorders counseling skills, Basic Life Support

Licensure/Registration: Licensed Dietitian and Registered Dietitian within 9 months.

Experience: More than 2 years experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

Working Conditions: There is very limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Some undesirable or unpleasant environmental characteristics may occur but the physical environment is generally safe and there is minimal health risk. No safety equipment or unusual precautions are required. The amount of time the employee may experience these minor adverse conditions would be limited to 10% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes