UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Dietitian (Registered): Days

US-WA-Seattle
2 months ago
ID
2017-7357
Type
Reserve
Department
8320 Food & Nutrition
FTE
0.00
Shift
1st, Days
New Grads?
No

Overview

Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

 

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE

 

UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The Dietitian assesses patient nutritional status and needs, develops and implements nutritional care plans, and evaluates and reports those results appropriately.  She/he provides clinical dietitian services and/or nutrition education services to either/both inpatients or outpatients, as assigned, either in a group setting or individually.

Qualifications

Educational Requirements  

  • Requires bachelor's degree with major in Dietetics or Food & Nutrition, and
  • Requires completion of American Dietetic Association approved dietetic education program. 

Licensure, Registration, Certificate

  • Both Clinical and Outpatient Education Dietitian: Registered Dietitian is required (or must be eligible for registration at the time of hire and must pass registration exam within three months of date of hire).
  • Clinical Dietitian: Washington State Certified Dietitian (CD) is required within 3 months of date of hire.
  • Outpatient Education Dietitian: Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is preferred, within two years of date of hire.

Special Training/Skills

  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on the assigned unit/department.
  • Persuasive, negotiation skills—to educate and motivate clients / patients to adapt eating habits to diet prescription.

Work Experience Preferred 

  • At least 1 year previous hospital dietetic experience is preferred.

Physical Abilities 

  • Incumbent must be able to move to various units throughout the hospital.
  • For the efficient delivery of services to customers, this job requires sufficient English-language skills to understand and be understood when interacting with customers, visitors, patients, coworkers, management, and other members of the healthcare team including physicians.

Physical Demand Level:  Light

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

 

Lift / Carry 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently

 

As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.

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