Meriter-UnityPoint Health Registered Dietitian; 0.5FTE in Madison, Wisconsin

5109BRDepartment Name:HSP Meriter Wellness Center Location:Arbor Gate Job Description:The Clinical Dietitian is an integral member of the Wellness Center (WC) staff. This involves screening patient/client charts, assessing nutritional needs, educating patients/clients one-on-one and in groups. This person works with patients/clients in a variety of programs including but not limited to Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Get Fit, Women’s Heart Care, Bariatric Medicine, and the Irritable Bowel Syndrome program. Primary educational topics include diets for cardiovascular disease, heart failure, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary disease, obesity and irritable bowel syndrome. Other topics will include oncology, popular diets, dining out and food sampling. The dietitian works with other WC staff including Registered Nurses, Exercise Physiologists, Respiratory Therapists and Fitness Technicians as well as other hospital staff. The dietitian also teaches classes to hospital employees and community, and makes media presentations.

Qualifications Include:

Graduate of an accredited dietetics program; Masters Degree preferred

Satisfactory completion of ADA approved internship as required by university attended or at least one year of experience working in a hospital or clinical setting

Valid American Dietetic Association (ADA) Registration

Credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Valid Registration and Wisconsin Certification

Have a broad understanding of the field of nutrition as it relates to adult populations with chronic diseases – particularly heart and pulmonary disease and obesity

Independent critical thinking and clinical decision making based on client’s presentation and physical status

Exceptional oral and written communication

Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work in an efficient manner

Successfully demonstrate proficiency with the skills defined by the needs of the patients on the caseload

Maintain high quality and productivity in a fast-changing health care environment

Common sense and practical reasoning

Basic problem solving abilities

Ability to maintain composure under stressful working conditions

Must be willing to be a productive team member and interested in contributing to the continuous improvement of quality patient care

EEO/M/F/D/VAuto req ID:5109BRZip Code:53713Compensation:$25.09+/hour, based upon experienceJob Title:Registered Dietitian; 0.5FTESite Address:2601 W. Beltline HighwayWork Schedule:Generally, Monday-Friday; hours to be determinedHours Per Week:20Status:Benefit Eligible City:MadisonFTE:0.5