Mercy Health

  • Dietitian I or II - PRN

    Requisition ID
    Other Allied Health
    Position Type
    Days, Holidays, Weekends
    Nutritional Services
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.

    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    Provides quality medical nutrition therapy and education for patients. Collaborates with medical staff, nursing and appropriate ancillary departments to provide timely and effective implementation of nutrition care plans. Provides leadership coverage of the Food and Enviromental Service Departments in conjunction with and during the absence of the Food Service Manager. Assist with daily duties (i.e., ordering, inventory, cash control) and special event operations (i.e., catering, state accredication surveys, menu development). Represents the Nutrition Service Department in the Safety and Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee meetings.


    Safety/Risk Management

    a. Follows policy and procedures for incident report.
    b. Follows confidentiality policies and procedures
    c. Complies with infection control guidelines.
    d. Knows MSDS book use and location.
    e. Complies with patient rights and regulations.


    Coordination of Services

    a. Assists with leadership in both EVS and Nutrition Services.
    b Prioritizes appropriately and ensures Support Services coworkers are effective with their time.
    c. Works effectively as a multidisciplinary team member.
    d. Provides nutrition care of patient with appropriate follow-up per policy/procedure.
    e. Professional, courteous interaction with patient, peers, and other hospital personnel.
    f. Works closely with the manager and supervisor of Support Services to remain up to date with new policy and procedures effecting the departments.
    g. Confers with other clinical staff on unusually complex Assessment/education situations.


    Complex Aspects

    a. Develops and implements nutrition education programs and education materials.
    b. Assists with orientation/teaching of new staff and dietetic students.
    c Participates in department projects, committees and inservices.
    d. Teaches nutrition specific classes and department orientation for the hospital.
    e. Assumes primary responsibility for cash/credit handling, record keeping, and end of month reports.
    f. Ensures availability and selection of enteral tube feeding products.

    Primary Aspects

    a. Utilizes assessment skills to identify existing or potential nutrition risk factors and documents assessments, follow-up monitoring and education in medical record and department patient care record in an accurate and a timely manner.
    b. Interviews patient/client family to obtain information needed to develop and provide an appropriate diet/nutrition education plan.
    c. Works in collaboration with the nurse educator to maintain currency of the nutrition care plan design.
    d.. Assesses patients for tube feeding/TPN/PPN. Calculates energy, protein, fluid and other nutrient
    needs for these patients. Translates these needs into recommended action.
    e. Works towards achieving a high rating on quarterly health inspection for department/area.
    f. Works closely with the manager and supervisor of Support Services to ensure coworker compliance with policies, procedures, and tasklists.
    g. Provides assistance with preparing financial reports. (end of month, etc.)
    h. Assumes responsibility with the manager for the inventory and ordering of all needed Nutritional Services food and supplies.
    i. Provides on-call services every other weekend for the department.

    Communication Management

    a. Demonstrates good customer and guest relation skills.
    b Demonstrates active listening skills.
    c. Demonstrates proper telephone management techniques.
    e. Encourages teamwork and serves as a role model to EVS and Nutrition Services.



    a. Maintains knowledge base through continuing education and applies knowledge to current practice of medical nutrition care
    b. Demonstrates knowledge of patient information system, current computer/printer functions.


    Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:


    Dietitian I

    • Education: Must be a graduate of an American Dietetic Association (ADA) approved Dietetic Program. Bachelors or Master’s degree program.
    • Licensure: Must have either a current Dietitian Temporary Permit/Dietitian license in the State of Missouri.
    • Certifications: Must be registered with the ADA or registry eligible within six months of hire. Must maintain registration status.
    • Preferred Experience: One to two years of clinical dietitian experience.


    Dietitian II

    • Education: Must be a graduate of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved Dietetic Internship Program.
    • Licensure: Must be a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Missouri.
    • Certifications:
      • Must be registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and maintain registration status.
      • Must maintain licensure within the State of Missouri.
      • Must have a Master's Degree/ or Specialist Certification in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP), Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Certified Diabetes Educator or other clinical specialty.
    • Preferred Experience: Two to four years of clinical nutrition experience preferred.

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


    Dietitian, Dietetics, Nutrition

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