The dietitian assesses each patient to determine nutritional status, make recommendations based on outcome and coordinates all phases of prescribed nutritional therapy. Outpatient education is a significant function for the dietitian as well as staff and community nutrition programs. The dietitian participates on multi-disciplinary teams; serves on patient care related committees, and supports the Hospital Mission. The dietitian reports directly to the Director of Dietary Services and is accountable to patients, families, physicians, patient care nursing staff, and other hospital staff members.
Bachelors or advanced degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field. Some experience in institutional dietary service would be helpful. Membership in the American Dietetic Association and State Association is required. Licensed Dietitian by the State of Illinois is mandated.