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UnityPoint Health Hospital/Community Dietitian-Food Service in Dubuque, Iowa

Work hours will be 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, for 80 hours per pay period, and as needed. You will be required to flex to other shifts as needed. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation.

The Clinical Dietitian establishes and maintains effective multidisciplinary relationships with the healthcare team to provide patient care that is integrated and compatible with the patient-focused medical/nutritional goals and objectives across a diversified area of practice. Primary responsibilities include application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition intervention(s), and monitoring and evaluating of the patient’s progress. The Clinical Dietitian has responsibility for planning and implementing activities related to patient nutrition care based on standards established by Aramark Healthcare, regulatory agencies, and the client.

Inpatient Dietitian Duties/Services

  • Conducts patient nutrition assessments on a population of varying acuity patients. Manages the development and implementation plan for nutrition intervention based on the interpretation of the Nutrition Care Process.

  • Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.

  • Assesses educational needs and the presence of barriers to learning. Provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups, taking into consideration any adaptations to teaching methods necessary to meet patient learning needs

  • Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family. Provides appropriate follow-ups in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals, referring patients for outpatient counseling, community, or home health services as appropriate.

  • Delivers operational performance based on Aramark Healthcare and regulatory agency standards and programs in conjunction with an analysis of patient needs. Continually monitors, develops and implements assessments and necessary action plans to provide optimal nutrition care and meal service to patients/residents.

  • Works cooperatively with medical staff as well as food & nutrition services staff to assure conformance to medical considerations.

  • Provides education that ensures compliance with food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards within the Food and Nutrition Department.

  • Conducts patient and nurse rounding to drive satisfaction scores.

  • Maintains clinical productivity standards and accurate record keeping of daily activities.

  • Collaborates with others in committees, work groups or projects designed to improve services. Seeks opportunities for quality improvement and participates in problem solving and resolution of issues.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


· Bachelor’s Degree


· 1 to 2 years of clinical dietitian experience


· Certification as a Registered Dietitian

· Licensed in the state of Iowa

· Certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator


· Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

· Computer knowledge to include word and data processing.

· Understanding of the proper use of patients’ protected health information.


· Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

· Current National Provider Identifier (NPI) number

Requisition ID: 2021-91482

Street: 350 N Grandview Ave

Name: 2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

Name: Cafeteria

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, for 80 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a weekend rotation.

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