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UnityPoint Health Dietitian-Clinical Dietetics-Methodist in Des Moines, Iowa

Part time - 28 hrs/wk - benefit eligible

The clinical dietitian works closely with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy that are integrated and compatible with the patient’s medical program goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy using established standards of care and practice protocols/guidelines; managing resources in a cost effective manner; participating in performance improvement efforts; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice. The primary goal of the medical center is to improve the health of the community through healing, caring and teaching. Care given by clinical dietitian contributes directly toward achieving this goal.– Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.

  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.

  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.

  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

    Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/

The clinical dietitian works closely with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy that are integrated and compatible with the patient’s medical program goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy using established standards of care and practice protocols/guidelines; managing resources in a cost effective manner; participating in performance improvement efforts; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice. The primary goal of the medical center is to improve the health of the community through healing, caring and teaching. Care given by clinical dietitian contributes directly toward achieving this goal.– Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time

  • Contacts the prescriber/provider/physician as necessary for clarification of orders, and/or to recommend appropriate therapy and monitoring to ensure patient safety, best outcome, and cost effective therapy.

  • Practices in accordance with established policies, procedures, published evidence based protocols.

  • Contributes to the education of team members, dietetic students and interns, medical students, and residents. Plans learning experiences, teaches, and evaluates performance.

  • Guides Dietetic Technicians in providing patient care.

  • Accurately documents interventions in the patient medical record as appropriate according to established time frames & remains current with the use of available technology according to hospital/departmental policies.

  • Accountable for a safe, effective, evidence based practice of self and team members. Sustains formulary by minimizing non-formulary product use through recommendation of appropriate/safe substitutions.

  • Maintains accurate record keeping of daily clinical activities as assigned.

  • Maintains a neat, clean, orderly and secure department/work area.

  • Completes all competency/skills assessment requirements.

Education:

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in foods, human nutrition, or dietetics; food service management; or Institution Management.

Successful completion of a postgraduate or equivalent dietetic program that fulfills requirements for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Experience:

Experience as an inpatient clinical dietitian preferred.

License(s)/Certification(s):

Must be and maintain licensure as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Iowa.

Must maintain registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Requisition ID: 2023-127255

Street: 1200 Pleasant St

Name: 3020 UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Posting Minimum: USD $23.89/Hr.

Name: Clinical Dietetics

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.7

FLSA Status: Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F 8am-4:30p; rotating Saturday/holidays; 28 hrs/wk

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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