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Dietitian Clinical - Nutrition & Food Services

Company: WellStar Health System, Inc.
Location: Acworth
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


The Registered Dietitian practices as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team responsible for the provision of medical nutrition therapy, fosters continuity of the Nutrition Care Process across all phases of the continuum of care as recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, performs nutrition assessment for patients identified to be at nutrition risk based on criteria outlined by the hospital and best practice standards, calculates metabolic nutrient requirements according to the age and disease specific needs of patients.

In addition, the Registered Dietitian performs nutrition focused physical exam to further evaluate risk of malnutrition as indicated, develops a nutrition diagnosis as appropriate and consistent with the Nutrition Care Process. Creates and implements a nutrition intervention and care plan for all patients with a nutrition diagnosis, continuously evaluates and monitors the effectiveness and outcomes of medical nutrition therapy intervention, provides nutrition education to patients, family, and/or members of the health care team on recommended nutrition intervention(s) to accomplish nutrition goals.


Required Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in nutrition/dietetics
  • Completion of a supervised practice didactic program accredited by the Accreditation Counsel for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
    Required Minimum Certification:
    • Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD, RDN) through the Commission on Dietetics Registration (CDR) within 6 months of hire
    • Licensed Dietitian (LD) through Georgia licensing board OR Provisionally Licensed Dietitian provided full Georgia licensure is obtained within 6 months of hire
    • BLS preferred
      Required Minimum Experience:
      • 1-2 years' clinical experience preferred

Keywords: WellStar Health System, Inc., Atlanta , Dietitian Clinical - Nutrition & Food Services, Healthcare , Acworth, Georgia

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