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M Health Fairview has an immediate opening for Clinical Dietitiain to join our team at the Surgical Specialties Clinic located in Maplewood MN. Join M Health Fairview, the largest healthcare system in the state! The M Health Fairview Surgical Specialties Clinic is a growing and collaborative clinic...

This is a casual/0.01 FTE opening, meaning there are no scheduled shifts and the position is not eligible for benefits coverage,

Responsibilities Job Description

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.

The Clinical Dietitian will provide nutritional assessment, education, and support for our Comprehensive Weight Management patients in both 1:1 and group settings, in-person and virtual. This role will be required to particiapte in onsite supprt groups on occasion, round on bariatric surgery patients pre-discharge. and collaborate on patient education and pathways.

Develops Patient’s Nutrition Care Plan

· 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.

· Demonstrates critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

· Orders supplements, diets, nutrition therapy and other pertinent items according to the Medical Nutrition Therapy Protocol Policy

· Documents appropriately and revises as necessary

· Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team for safe, quality care.

· Identifies interdisciplinary resources needed to assist in implementation and makes referrals as needed.

· Applies knowledge and principles established in the Medical Nutrition Therapy Practice Guidelines to determine the most appropriate action plan.

· Evaluates, systematically and continuously, the patients’ response to interventions

Provides Patient/Family/Community Education

· 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.

· Appropriately documents in the medical record.

· Maintains current educational material and resources.

Uses communication strategies to achieve desirable outcomes and enhanced teamwork

· Communicates and receives verbal and written information in a clear, concise, accurate, and timely manner.

· Communicates with members of the healthcare team, patients and families and documents relevant information accordingly.

· Documentation follows organizational and/or regulatory policies and procedures.

· Communicates information to the appropriate personnel in the Nutrition Department

Demonstrates Quality in Practice

· Implements quality practice by following system policies/procedures, practice guidelines, and Medical Nutrition Therapy protocols.

· Effectively uses resources as personnel, monies, equipment and time in the provision of nutritional care.

· 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.

· Meets Joint Commission and/or other regulatory standards.

· 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 deli




Master’s Degree


Up to one year as a clinical dietitian on non-specialty practice areas. One to two years of position related experience in specialty practice areas.


Commission on Dietetic Registration/Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D) registered or registration eligible - if not already registered, must achieve registration within 6 months 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 6 months of hire. If not yet registered, must have receipt licensure within 6 months of hire



Two to five years of experience as a clinical dietitian.

In addition to basic requirements, must be an advocate of all treatment modalities offered including bariatric surgery and medical weight management for treating obesity and morbid obesity. Must be sensitive to the unique needs of the population.\

Other Traits We Desire:
• Excellent customer service, public relations and communication skills
• Ability to prioritize and work with a fluctuation in workload while working independently
• Ability to adapt to change and engage in ongoing process improvement
• Flexibility to work at other sites is encouraged

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

EEO Statement

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled: All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status
Maplewood MN USA


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