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Registered Dietitian - General Surgery - Bariatrics

Location: Bellevue, WA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 774211 Date posted: 03/04/2019

Directs and manages total nutritional care of patients/residents in their assigned areas, e.g. ambulatory, hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health, maternal/child health, hospice, geriatric. Screens and assesses patient nutritional status; develops and implements nutrition care plan; reassesses and adjusts care plan. When care plan includes nutrition counseling and/or education, provides counseling and/or education for patients/residents, family members and care givers. Consults and educates physicians and other health care providers regarding medical nutrition therapy issues and policies/procedures. Complies with local, state and federal requirements.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops and provides advanced nutritional screening and assessment of patients/residents for appropriate nutrition intervention utilizing behavioral and biophysical health parameters.

  • Develops and directs nutritional care plans based on the patient's/resident's assessment. Care plans are developed in collaboration with other disciplines (interdisciplinary) and families as appropriate to achieve patient care goals and optimal outcomes.

  • Designs and provides education to patients/residents, families and caregivers regarding nutrition and diets on an individual and/or group class basis. Develops meal plans to meet the patients/residents lifestyle.  Implements nutritional care plans to include follow-up and referrals to government, community and/or KFHPW facilities for continuity of nutritional care as required.

  • Consults and educates physicians and other health care staff and/or committees regarding clinical nutrition issues/concerns, policies and procedures. May work closely with health care staff to provide nutritional expertise for a specific patient population (e.g. diabetic).

  • Provides input into quality improvement plans, policies and procedure development relating to nutrition therapy. Follows local, state and federal guidelines regarding patient care. Maintains material resources, updates as necessary. May oversee Clinical Diet Technician (DTR), Diet Assistants and/or Diet Technician students. May provide nutrition expertise to the community.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a dietitian in an outpatient setting.

  • Experience in teaching groups.

  • Education

  • BS or BA in related field.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • WA State registered and certified Dietitian by date of hire/transfer.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills. Keyboarding skills required for electronic medical records.

  • Adult learning skills.

  • Occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in health related program.
  • Primary Location: Washington,Bellevue,Bellevue Medical Center 11511 NE 10th St. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: UFCW ProTech Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: General Surgery - Bariatrics Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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