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Clinical Dietitian-Food Service

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital

1 Positions

ID: 25861482

Posted On 01/16/2023

Job Overview


Sign-On Bonus: $7,500 for qualifying applicants!

Work hours will be days, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, for 80 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a weekend rotation.

The Clinical Dietitian establishes and maintains effective multidisciplinary relationships with the healthcare team to provide patient care that is integrated and compatible with the patient-focused medical/nutritional goals and objectives across a diversified area of practice. Primary responsibilities include application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition intervention(s), and monitoring and evaluating of the patient’s progress. The Clinical Dietitian has responsibility for planning and implementing activities related to patient nutrition care based on standards established by Aramark Healthcare, regulatory agencies, and the client.

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Inpatient Dietitian Duties/Services

  • Conducts patient nutrition assessments on a population of varying acuity patients. Manages the development and implementation plan for nutrition intervention based on the interpretation of the Nutrition Care Process.
  • Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
  • Assesses educational needs and the presence of barriers to learning. Provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups, taking into consideration any adaptations to teaching methods necessary to meet patient learning needs
  • Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family. Provides appropriate follow-ups in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals, referring patients for outpatient counseling, community, or home health services as appropriate.
  • Delivers operational performance based on Aramark Healthcare and regulatory agency standards and programs in conjunction with an analysis of patient needs. Continually monitors, develops and implements assessments and necessary action plans to provide optimal nutrition care and meal service to patients/residents.
  • Works cooperatively with medical staff as well as food & nutrition services staff to assure conformance to medical considerations.
  • Provides education that ensures compliance with food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards within the Food and Nutrition Department.
  • Conducts patient and nurse rounding to drive satisfaction scores.
  • Maintains clinical productivity standards and accurate record keeping of daily activities.
  • Collaborates with others in committees, work groups or projects designed to improve services. Seeks opportunities for quality improvement and participates in problem solving and resolution of issues.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


· Bachelor’s Degree


· 1 to 2 years of clinical dietitian experience


· Certification as a Registered Dietitian

· Licensed in the state of Iowa

· Certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator


· Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

· Computer knowledge to include word and data processing.

· Understanding of the proper use of patients’ protected health information.


· Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

· Current National Provider Identifier (NPI) number

  • Area of Interest: Food Services and Nutrition;
  • FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.0;
  • Department: Cafeteria;
  • Shift: Days, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, for 80 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a weekend rotation.;
  • Job ID: 126932;
  • Recruiter: Michelle Pickel (MICHELLE.PICKEL@UNITYPOINT.ORG);
  • Location: Dubuque Finley Hospital (Loc142);

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UnityPoint Health team members come for a job, but stay for a career. As a team member, regardless of your position, you'll get the chance to change lives on a daily basis in order to deliver our vision of the Best Outcome for Every Patient, Every Time. That privilege drives employees' passion for making a difference in the lives of our patients, helping them create healthier, more rewarding lives.

At UnityPoint Health - Finley Hospital, we know our collective actions determine the experience we create. Our team members strive to work as one through four key values:

* Foster Unity
* Own the Moment
* Champion Excellence
* Seize Opportunity

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit to learn about our many opportunities and to fill out an online application.


UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital is a 126-bed community hospital. We employ more than 800 full-and-part-time employees.  Finley Hospital is a not-for-profit, locally owned, regional healthcare facility part of the UnityPoint Health system. Finley Hospital is committed to bringing the best medical care to the tri-state area. We offer comprehensive, full service health care that is coordinated around our patients.  We have consistently been recognized as a leader in health care.