About the Job

Job Title

Clinical Nutritionist

Job Category

Clinical Dietitian


UW Health
Madison, Wisconsin 53717

Job Description and Requirements

Provide consultation and education for inpatients and their families referred by physicians or are identified at nutritional risk, for nutrition related problems, preventive health measures, and acute/chronic disease management. Participate in daily interdisciplinary rounds to communicate the nutrition care plan with other members of the care team. Provide recommendations for appropriate medical nutrition therapy including enteral nutrition support, which is evidence based. Lecture to physicians, residents, medical students and other health professionals as scheduled. Serve on intradepartmental and/or interdepartmental committees to improve patient care. Work with diet technicians to provide timely education and assist with nutrition care plan progress monitoring. Supervise the clinical experience of dietetic interns and students.

The clinical nutritionist/Registered Dietitian works independently and freely interacts with all patient care providers, i.e. physicians, case managers, nurses, speech pathologists, pharmacists, other disciplines and students. Interactions occur at all organizational levels through medical service specific and interdepartmental committee meetings. External interaction is frequent and includes communication with clinic staff, health care agencies, extended care facilities, and area hospitals. The complexity of problems the clinical nutritionist encounters includes intra and extra-departmental process failures in meeting patients needs and synthesizing care plans for patients with complex histories and multiple biochemical abnormalities. Innovative thinking is necessary to reconcile provision of adequate nutrition with multiple constraints imposed by the patientâs age, chronic illness/terminal status and the hospital infrastructure. Organizational skill is essential to meet the performance requirements of the position.âââ

UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Masterâs degree in nutrition or related field.

Work Experience
Two (2) years related clinical nutrition experience
Two (2) years experience of direct patient care including critical care experience
Licenses & Certifications
Must be a Certified Dietitian in the State of Wisconsin. Must be a Registered Dietitian as delineated by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Maintenance of continuing education requirements for dietetic registration.
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
· Ability to think critically
· Strong time management skills
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively
· Good organizational skills
On Call Requirements
· Participate in a required rotation for weekend and holiday coverage.
Physical Requirements
· Sedentary: able to lift up to 10#

We have two openings: https://uwhealth.taleo.net/careersection/uwh_cs_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=170020GQ


Alisa Pollak


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[posted Mar 23, 2017]

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