Fairview Health Services is looking for a Clinical Dietitian at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) East Bank campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This position will be a full-time inpatient clinical dietitian assigned to medical/surgical floors with adult popluations at the medical center. The Clinical Dietitian coordinates the provision of medical nutrition therapy with other members of the health care team. The Clinical Dietitian identifies patients at nutrition risk, assesses nutrition needs according to age and disease specific requirements and develops, implements and monitors the nutrition care plan and outcomes of intervention. The Dietitian provides nutrition education to patient, families, health care professionals and the community. Responsibilities include support of the nutrition care delivery system, precepting of dietetic interns/students and participation in performance improvement and research activities. Nutrition Services staff directly influences the patient, guest, and staff experience by preparing and serving the food that sustains everyone through their healing or their work. There is great opportunity to engage directly with patients and/or staff, and an opportunity to work together on a team of engaged employees. There are day, evening and night shifts available where there are casual positions with no guaranteed hours all the way up to full time hours.
About This Position:
The position reports to one department manager. (May also report to other department supervisors, as well as operations manager and general manager)
Approximately 30 employees in the department
Completes nutrition assessment according to department policy.
Develops an individualized plan based on age, culture, social consideration conditions, and other relevant needs.
Collaborates with patient, family and other healthcare professionals.
Orders supplements, diets, nutrition therapy and other pertinent items according to the Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol Policy
Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team for safe, quality care.
Applies knowledge and principles established in the Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice
Evaluates, systematically and continuously, the patients response to interventions
Plans and presents educational programs which meet the assessed needs and capabilities of inpatients, outpatients, community groups, and health care professionals using appropriate department educational materials and lesson plans. Considers population served.
Evaluates patient knowledge, readiness to learn, and potential for behavioral changes
Assists patients, families and community members in identifying and securing available resources to achieve necessary goals.
Serves as a preceptor and helps clients and dietetic interns/students apply nutrition knowledge and skills.
Implements quality practice by following system policies/procedures, practice guidelines, and Medical Nutrition Therapy protocols.
Provides care according to organizational ethics, Code of Ethics for profession of dietetics, licensure, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) Standards of Professional Practice (SOPP) for dietetic professionals.
Identifies performance improvement criteria to monitor effectiveness of services and participates in the performance improvement process activities.
Systematically evaluates quality and effectiveness of practice and revises practice to incorporate evaluation results.
With specialized training, demonstrated competency, and delineated clinical privileges, may place nasoenteric access devices and bridles
Commission on Dietetic Registration registered or registration eligible - if not already registered, must achieve registration within 60 days of hire
Minnesota State Licensure from the Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice - if licensed outside the state of Minnesota, must have receipt of licensure within 30 days of hire. If not yet registered, must have receipt licensure within 90 days of hire
One to two years of position related experience in specialty practice areas.
Two to five years of experience as a clinical dietitian
Desired Skills (optional):
Some examples include:
Excellent customer service
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, in English
Proficient in the English language
Attention to detail
Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.