Sutter Health Clinical Dietitian - Food and Nutrition Services in Oakland, California


Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is San Francisco East Bay's largest private, not-for-profit medical center with a total of 1,082 licensed beds. Each of our campuses has 24-hour emergency, obstetric and medical/surgical services in both Oakland and Berkeley. At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, you'll find an environment that reflects the values and mission to support healthy living.

The Clinical Dietitian provides nutritional care to patients by assessing, planning and evaluating nutritional needs, and interpreting and adapting physician-prescribed diets to individual needs and preferences. Counsels patients and/or families about food requirements, eating habits, and essentials of nutrition.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Food & Nutrition, Dietetics or related field required.

Licenses/Certifications :

  • Registered Dietitian - RD license required.

  • Advanced certification (e.g. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, etc.) preferred


  • Six months - two years working experience as a Registered Dietitian preferred.

  • Six months - two years working experience in an acute care hospital preferred.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of medical Nutrition Therapy for patients with complex medical conditions.

  • Expertise in planning, developing and implementing appropriate interventions.

  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of age-related nutritional needs.

  • Understand the patient population's cultural and ethnic background and how it impacts patient's level of care, diet and food restrictions.

  • Ability to work in an environment with changing and/or multiple priorities.

  • Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work with all levels of management and staff.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

Primary Location: California, East Bay, Oakland

Organization: Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: No

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Varied Days

Weekend Requirements: Other

Schedule: On-Call

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: Varied

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.