Sanford Health Manager, Dietitian - Nutrition in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Job Title: Manager, Dietitian | Nutrition | Aberdeen

City: Aberdeen

State: South Dakota

Department : NUTRITION

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Plans, directs and coordinates activities of nutrition services. Coordinates activities of medical nutrition therapy staff. Provides leadership, guidance and acts as a resource through consultation with Sanford associates and community agencies. Assist with interviewing, hiring, counseling, disciplining, and performance management. Will coordinate education and training of subordinates and dietetic students. Will be expected to manage clinical performance improvement programs and assist with all projects and documentation required to meet organizational regulatory agencies and their guidelines. In clinical role, may work with all ages of clients. Coordinate, plan, and participate in community activities regarding medical nutrition therapy according to quality standards. Optimization of nutritional status by providing medical nutrition therapy to clients/patients with nutrition risk. This includes determination of nutritional status through nutritional assessment, individualized care plans, provider order recommendations and implementation of nutrition therapy (including verbal orders, diet modification, nutrition support, oral nutrition supplements), education and counseling for disease and nutrition risk management, and evaluation of outcomes of medical nutrition therapy interventions. Additionally, includes: optimization of self-management education and skills in the care of clients/patients with chronic conditions. Awareness and consciousness of individual's insurance coverage and reimbursement circumstances, and participate in clinical performance improvement activities, including research that tests new treatments or procedures for clinical evidence of outcomes. Ability to recognize, evaluates, and provide for nutritional needs based on cultural, ethnic, and religious beliefs. Ability to assess and apply client/patient care protocols relating to all ages as required. Must demonstrate and maintain clinical nutrition expertise.


Adjusts departmental priorities and resource allocations to support changing needs. Assists in the collection and preparation of required budget information. Collaborates with an extended professional network of contacts to help clients effectively identify, plan for and accomplish objectives. Completes tasks and inspires confidence in leaders by demonstrating honesty and integrity. Demonstrates knowledge of development and delivery of patient education for diverse audiences. Documents the critical elements within a patient chart to help others. Effectively delegates and supervises based on ones state practice act and an understanding of the concepts of responsibility, authority, and accountability. Ensures staff development is in line with strategic organizational and departmental objectives. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Formulates comprehensive nutritional therapeutic plans for optimizing client results. Fosters strong customer relationships via delivery on commitments, open communication, and on-going feedback/improvement. Maintains current certifications in specialty and continues education when necessary. Mentors and inspires teams to assume full responsibility for shared goals and objectives. Sets scheduling guidelines, dependent on different working environments. Utilizes multiple nutritional treatments to meet complex client requirements and conditions.


Currently holds Registered Dietitian (RD) license within the applicable state(s) and registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Additional advanced certification(s) preferred but not required. Minimum of a Bachelors degree in dietetics or food and nutrition through an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accredited program. Must have minimum of five years of dietetic experience. Successfully completed post graduate internship. Two years of leadership experience preferred.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

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We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

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across the region and around the world.

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City: Aberdeen

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Clinical Care

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req23708