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Fairview Health Services Clinical Dietitian in Minneapolis, Minnesota


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, and implements and monitors the nutrition care plan and outcomes of intervention. The Clinical 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.This position is for the 5C inpatient unit of UMMC which primarily serves bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients. This dietitian also provides some outpatient services for the BMT service line.

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Develops a patient-centered and individualized nutrition intervention based ona nutrition assessment that accounts for age, culture, social considerations, readiness to change, and other relevant needs

  • Monitors and evaluates the nutrition intervention, revising as needed to promote positive health outcomes

  • Documents clearly and concisely in alignment with organizational and/or regulatory policies and procedures

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

  • Advocates for evidence-based nutrition practices through collaboration with patient, family, and other healthcare professionals

  • Serves as a preceptor to help dietetic interns/students apply nutrition knowledge and skills.

  • 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.

  • Practices in alignment with system policies/procedures, practice guidelines, medical nutrition therapy protocols, and Joint Commission standards.

  • Commits to professional development through participation in competencies and seeking additional continuing education opportunities that align with organizational needs and/or professional interests

  • Efficiently uses resources as personnel, monies, equipment, electronic systems, and time in the provision of nutritional care.

Organization Expectations , as applicable:

  • Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served

  • Partners with patient care giver in care/decision making.

  • Communicates in a respective manner.

  • Ensures a safe, secure environment.

  • Individualizes plan of care to meet patient needs.

  • Modifies clinical interventions based on population served.

  • Provides patient education based on as assessment of learning needs of patient/care giver.

  • Fulfills all organizational requirements

  • Completes all required learning relevant to the role

  • Complies with all relevant laws, regulation and policies

  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Registered Dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

  • If not already registered, must be registered eligible and achieve registration within 60 days of hire

  • Licensed Dietitian through the Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice

  • If licensed outside the state of Minnesota, must have receipt of licensure within 30 days of hire. If not yet registered, must have receipt licensure within 90 days of hire



  • One year experience as a clinical dietitian, preferably in oncology

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Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota.

Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.

Vaccination Update

As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the wellbeing of our teams and to provide a safe and healthy environment for the patients and communities we serve, all Fairview employees will be required to receive both an annual flu vaccination and the COVID-19 vaccination series. Current employees must have completed both vaccination schedules on or before October 31, 2021.Beginning August 9, 2021, any new hires who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to receive their first dose prior to their start date and their second dose (if receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines) within 4 weeks of their start date. Annual flu vaccinations are also required before the employment start date for employees who begin employment during the flu season.Accommodations requests will be reviewed on an individual basis.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/14/2021 12:49 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-80374

Profession Non-Clinical Support Staff

Speciality Other

Location University of Minnesota Medical Center (East Bank)

Shift day

Hours per 2 weeks 80

Department Nutrition Services - Clinical