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Clinical Dietitian



Open Date 10/26/2017
Requisition Number PRN07409N
Job Title Clinical Dietitian
Working Title Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Job Grade UGR
FLSA Code Professional
Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes
Type Non Benefited Staff / Student
Temporary? No
Standard Hours per Week variable
Full Time or Part Time? Part Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

Responsible for home visitations/home nutrition assessments from the south half of Salt Lake County through Utah County.

Is this a work study job? No
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00960 - DFPM-Div. of Family Medicine
Location Other
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $24/hour
Close Date <br /><br /><strong>NOTE:</strong> May close at anytime.
Job Summary

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Sciences exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education.  Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect.  The Health Sciences Center seeks faculty and staff who are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission.


Assesses patients’ nutritional status and screens for potential risks in a timely manner. Ascertains patients’ diet history, anthropometries, and pertinent lab values based on BEE, oral, anabolic, enteral, parenteral and degree of metabolic stress. Implements appropriate feeding modality, diet, or nutrition support (enteral, parenteral, etc.) and monitors patients’ response to the daily nutrient intake making appropriate recommendations for nutritional intervention when necessary. Educates patients and their families on nutritional needs and/or diets; assesses patients’ understanding of and compliance with prescribed diet principles. Monitors patient satisfaction by conducting daily meal rounds noting patient preferences or special needs and altering menus when necessary. May supervise Nutrition Care staff by performing evaluations, completing employee scheduling, and monitoring the service they provide to staff and patients. Uses the department’s computer system to generate tray tickets, complete nutritional assessments, screenings, and calorie counts, etc. Educates or otherwise assists in the training of the hospital medical, nursing and general staff, health care students, and the community by conducting in-service training sessions. Assists in planning patient menus and/or menu modifications according to approved diet manual. Assists in the development of and participates in departmental and interdisciplinary quality improvement programs; develops and implements interdisciplinary activities within specialty area for the Nutrition Care Clinical Services Department. Acts as an advocate and liaison with Nursing and Medical staffs for providing optimal communication and enhancing patient nutritional care, education and research opportunities. Responsible for compiling and assessing patient charges on assigned units. Participates in departmental staff meetings and communicates patient care issues to management. Responsible for keeping updated on developments in clinical nutrition in assigned/specialty areas and maintaining up-to-date standard of practice in area of specialities. Participates in facilitating automation of Nutrition Care’s clinical services such as screening and assessments.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Seldom: Infectious disease, oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting. 

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science or a related field, or equivalency; two years of clinical/practical experience; demonstrated human relation, computer literacy, and effective communication skills; and completion of a hospital provided supervisory training program within the first year of employment required. The incumbent must be a Registered Dietician with the American Dietetic Association; and possess current certification with the State of Utah or obtain certification within one month of employment. ADA Certification in a specific area of specialization may be preferred.

Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

We protect our patients, coworkers, and community by requiring all patient care employees to be immunized according to CDC standards. All patient care employees must receive the following vaccinations:
• Tdap
• Varicella
• 2-step TB
• Annual Influenza
• Hepatitis B for some jobs
Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Science or a related field, or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently a Registered Dietician with the American Dietetic Association?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 2 or more years of clinical/practical experience or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  3. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission