Registered Dietitian II

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(6/5/2024 1:39 PM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Registered Dietitian II (Inpatient Adult).  


Assess nutrition status, enteral nutrition support prescriptions, education for inpatients as part of the clinical nutrition team. This position will primarily focus on caring for our solid tumor and head & neck cancer population.  Perform duties in support of, and in compliance with, performance improvement plans, and with requirements of regulatory, accrediting, and licensing agencies. Educate caregivers and interdisciplinary healthcare team members about the effectiveness of therapeutic diets and nutrition support regimens to improve/maintain nutritional status and establish optimal outcomes.



Essential Job Functions:


Performs the nutrition care process (nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis and determination of care goals, nutrition intervention, and monitoring and evaluation) for patients at nutrition risk and others identified per department standards as in need of nutrition care.

Provide age-specific patient education (assessment of learning needs and barriers to learning; communication with patient/caregivers and assessing learning transfer) and develop materials as needed to augment the education process.

Calculates nutrient requirements and intake.

Assesses need for and determines appropriate composition, rate, etc. of enteral tube feeding and standard parenteral nutrition, if applicable

Uses computer programs to access information and communicate with other members of the interdisciplinary team.

Documents clinical care according to organizational guidelines



Required Qualifications:


BS/BA in Nutrition, Dietetics or other relevant major with completion of didactic program in dietetics if necessary

MS degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or other relevant major or a specialty certification relevant to position (e.g. Certified Specialist in Pediatrics, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Certified Specialist in Oncology, Certified Specialist in Renal)

Successful completion of completed program, dietetic internship, or other experience approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetic Education

Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation

3 or more years of clinical experience preferred

Member of the American Dietetic Association and relevant practice group(s) preferred



Position Details:


Job Type/FTE: Full Time

Shift: Days, Monday - Friday with rotating weekend coverage 

Location: Hyde Park (on-site) 

Unit/Department: Clinical Nutrition 

Patient Population: Solid Tumor/Head & Neck Unit, in addition to a gen med unit

CBA Code: Non-Union


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