Clinical Dietitian, Full-Time, Days Job in Illinois

Clinical Dietitian, Full-Time, Days Job in Illinois


Job title: Clinical Dietitian, Full-Time, Days

Company: Northwestern Medicine

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Location: Chicago, IL

Clinical Dietitian, Full-Time, Days Job Details:

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Clinical Dietitian, Full-Time, Days Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 108733 Job Function Nutrition Shift Day Job (1st)


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


The Clinical Dietitian reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organizations Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.Â


  • The Clinical Dietitian evaluates nutrition parameters and selects appropriate therapies to restore or maintain optimal nutrition status.Â
  • Utilize clinical assessment skills to order (prescribe)/initiate, implement, or modify orders for diet or nutrition related actions in collaboration with patients health care teams and in accordance to hospital privileging.Â
  • The clinical dietitian collaborates with the health care team to provide high quality, cost effective nutrition care through advanced clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
  • Â Demonstrates strong nutrition knowledge and clinical skills in caring for patients of various acuities and complexitiesÂ
  • Demonstrates skills needed to order and prescribe, or recommend nutritionÂ
  • Utilizes evidence based knowledge and protocols appropriate to patient populations and diagnosesÂ
  • Serves as a resource for nursing, medical staff and studentsÂ
  • Confers and collaborates with health care team in the comprehensive care of patients
  • Â Develops appropriate education systems for patients, families, and staffÂ
  • Trains staff and students in aspects of nutrition and patient care.Â
  • Â Actively participates in QAPI Specific Performance Standards Â

Essential Functions:

  • Clinical Assessment of patients, including but not limited to medical diagnosis and history, lab values, diet history, medication, and other medical information to determine patient nutritional status, and appropriate plan of care and nutrition interventions
  • Â Plan and prescribe appropriate nutrition therapy within scope of expertise and privileging for desired patient outcomeÂ
  • Identify and initiate appropriate nutritional interventions:Â
  • Collaborate with healthcare team to align interventions with goals of care
  • Prescribe appropriate nutritional therapy in accordance with specified privilegesÂ
  • Therapeutic diet, nutrition related labs, nutritional supplements, enteral support, par entrtal support with common additives, including but not limited to electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, and insulin
  • Interpret data regarding pharmacotherapyÂ
  • Select appropriate feeding route and enteral/par enteral formula, including additional modularsÂ
  • Teaches and counsels patients and families on appropriate nutrition therapy for disease state or prevention and wellness, desired outcomes and behavior objectives
  •  Evaluates effectiveness of intervention therapies and modifies treatment and interventions as needed. Measures may include anthropometrics, changes in medical condition, and tolerance to therapiesÂ
  • Collaborates with home care providers/DMEs for prescribed nutritional supportÂ
  • Attends medical rounds in areas of practiceÂ
  • Documents in the medical record all care provided
  • Â Consults with other disciplines as appropriateÂ
  • Directs patients to appropriate follow up care when neededÂ
  • Identifies and documents billable nutrition diagnosis with proper documentationÂ
  • Provides nutrition services to outpatient areas where applicableÂ
  • Confirms diagnosis for Medical Nutrition TherapyÂ
  • Documents as required to maximize reimbursement using EPIC in outpatient areasÂ
  • Enters appropriate billing codes for patient visitÂ
  • Develops and presents community education programs and works with marketing and media as assigned.Â
  • Integrates research and evidence based knowledge into clinical expertise and decision makingÂ
  • Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentationÂ
  • Advocates for patients, families, coworkers, community and nutrition professionals.Â
  • Serves as a patient advocate and role model for Patients FirstÂ
  • Participates in department and/or organization committees and task forcesÂ
  • Identifies areas for quality monitoring and process improvement, and actively participates in project.Â
  • Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and familiesÂ
  • Precepts dietetic interns/graduate students and other staffÂ
  • Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.Â
  • Actively participates in research opportunitiesÂ
  • Assists in Nutrition Day research



  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics and completion of the required nutrition classes to be eligible for and complete a Dietetic Internship as approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Commission on Dietetic Registration.Â
  • Current registration as a Dietitian with the Commission on DieteticsÂ
  • Current license as a Registered Dietitian with the State of IllinoisÂ
  • Meets all organizational and department competencies for position and privilegesÂ


  • Â Masters degree in Nutrition or related field with 1year of clinical practice

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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