Outpatient Dietitian

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Job posting number: #7112273 (Ref:ccf16786566)

Posted: September 29, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the Cleveland Clinic team, where you will work alongside passionate caregivers and provide patient-first healthcare. Cleveland Clinic Main Campus has been recognized as a Magnet organization since 2003. In addition, our Main Campus offers 100+ specialties including heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplantation.

As a Registered Dietitian, you will provide medical nutrition therapy to our patients. This role requires someone who can multitask in a fast-paced environment. A Registered Dietitian is responsible for understanding the patient's care plan, clear communication, counseling and educating. Work alongside our caregivers who are eager to teach and welcome new people to the team.

The ideal candidate is someone who:
-Is empathetic.

-Has excellent communication skills.

-Can adapt to change.

-Is always energetic.

-Can critically think and problem solve for patients’ best interests.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is a Registered Dietitian and has one year of experience. Our supportive team is looking for someone who is ready to learn new skills. This position offers career growth and cross-training opportunities for professional development.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand-in-hand.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct patient care using medical nutrition therapy for an assigned patient population.
  • Provides counseling and education services to patient with disease processes that require nutritional management.
  • Implements a nutritional care plan, communicates plan, establishes a follow-up system and maintains documentation.
  • Writes changes for diet orders; initiates nutrient intake assessments; assesses patients for signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies; evaluates appropriate fluid and electrolytes; reviews laboratory and clinical progress notes; informs physicians of patients' nutritional status and need for changes in diet, enteral or parenteral feeding; develops care plans, documentation and reassessments.
  • Coordinates efforts of dietetic technician assigned to area.
  • Develops and contributes to Cleveland Clinic sponsored education programs for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, students, peers and the public.
  • Creates and revises education materials related to disease management through medical nutrition therapy.
  • Participates in program development designed to market and expand departmental services and revenue generation.
  • Markets services to potential and current referral sources; develops and implements services in response to client's needs and wants.
  • Actively contributes to departmental initiatives, including committees and projects.
  • Supports the dietetic internship program as a supervised practice rotation preceptor and class instructor.
  • Completes reports for ongoing productivity tracking.
  • Participates in professional growth activities; attends and contributes to conferences and seminars on nutrition and related topics.
  • Represents Cleveland Clinic on nutrition related matters.
  • Conducts clinical research. Utilizes clinical software applications to facilitate care.
  • Complies with all regulatory organizations including CMS, JCAO, ADA and policies and procedures of the department and Cleveland Clinic.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics or a closely related field.

Certifications:

  • Maintains current license to practice dietetics in the current state (LD) and active certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as a Registered Dietitian in clinical nutrition.
  • Successful completion of a Dietetic Internship Program may substitute for experience requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to navigate extensively to provide services to a large number of patients throughout the hospital and manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer entry.
  • Must have physical ability to measure and weigh patients.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required. 


By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


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