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, and implements and monitors the nutrition care plan and outcomes of intervention. The Clinical 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.
Develops a patient-centered and individualized nutrition intervention based on a nutrition assessment that accounts for age, culture, social considerations, readiness to change, and other relevant needs
Monitors and evaluates the nutrition intervention, revising as needed to promote positive health outcomes
Documents clearly and concisely in alignment with organizational and/or regulatory policies and procedures
Orders supplements, diets, nutrition therapy and other pertinent items according to the Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol Policy
Advocates for evidence-based nutrition practices through collaboration with patient, family, and other healthcare professionals
Serves as a preceptor to help dietetic interns/students apply nutrition knowledge and skills.
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.
Practices in alignment with system policies/procedures, practice guidelines, medical nutrition therapy protocols, and Joint Commission standards.
Commits to professional development through participation in competencies and seeking additional continuing education opportunities that align with organizational needs and/or professional interests
Efficiently uses resources as personnel, monies, equipment, electronic systems, and time in the provision of nutritional care.
Organization Expectations, as applicable:
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served
Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.
Communicates in a respective manner.
Ensures a safe, secure environment.
Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.
Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.
Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.
Fulfills all organizational requirements
Completes all required learning relevant to the role
Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications to Fulfill Job Responsibilities:
Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
If not already registered, must be registered eligible and achieve registration within 60 days of hire
Licensed Dietitian through 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 year experience as a clinical dietitian (for non-specialty practice areas)
One to two years of position-related experience as a clinical dietitian (for specialty practice areas)
Level to which this Job reports: Mgr (Clinical Nutrition Manager / Clinical Nutrition Supervisor)
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 netwo...rk 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.