UnityPoint Health


Requisition ID
Food Services and Nutrition
US-IA-Sioux City
2720 Stone Park Blvd
7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes
Sioux City
Clinical Dietetics- SLRMC
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


UnityPoint-St Luke's




The Dietitian is responsible for the provision of medical nutrition therapy for patients using the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ (AND) Nutrition Care Process (NCP).  This includes assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation. The Dietitian works in collaboration with other members of the health care team including LIPs, nurses, therapists, nutrition associates.  The Dietitian represents St. Luke’s Hospital as a nutrition expert and food service consultant to a variety of organizations, provides nutrition lectures, education to students and new staff and participates in community health promotion events. Uses technology to maximize information exchange.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


    Hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work at https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org.



  • The associate is aware of hospital and department compliance for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.
  • Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.
  • Successfully completes hospital-wide orientation, annual hospital competencies and department/unit specific competencies.
  • For the safety of our patients and co-workers, St. Luke’s Hospital requires seasonal and job-related vaccinations.  This is reviewed regularly during periodic health assessments.
  • Uses the steps in the Nutrition Care Process to interpret nutrition screens, perform initial and follow-up nutrition assessments, and implement interventions and the personalized nutrition plan of care.
  • Documents nutrition care according to department policies using approved format, content and timeliness standards.
  • Interprets nutrition care orders per approved department nutrition care manual and implements consistently in-patient education and meal service.
  • Provides instruction and counsel to patients and/or significant others according to protocol and documents appropriately.
  • Performs and documents meal rounds and carries out special studies to monitor patient meal acceptance and improve quality outcomes as needed.
  • Oversees the work of the Food Service Aides to promote effective patient and client communication regarding meal service and nutritional care.
  • Communicates appropriately with interdisciplinary health care teams to assure optimal patient care. Makes appropriate medical nutrition therapy recommendations to members of the health care team.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement that provides quality nutrition services outcomes based on current evidence-based standards and meets regulatory standards (DNV
  • Contributes nutrition expertise by serving as a member of relevant hospital committees
  • Demonstrates competence by working in a variety of inpatient and outpatient clinical settings
  • Provides nutrition education programs for health care providers, associates and members of the community emphasizing the role of good nutrition in a healthy lifestyle in conjunction with the St. Luke Hospital’s mission, vision and values through presentations and the media.
  • Represents the hospital as the nutrition expert for media interviews.
  • Acts as a preceptor to student dietitians and other health care providers.
  • Completes timely written reports.  Reports and processes errors, omissions, incidents and unusual occurrences promptly.
  • Maintains continuing education.  Utilizes and shares information from conferences/workshops.
  • Assumes all other duties as assigned.

Customer Service Functions

  • Is courteous and professional when working with patients and families, utilizing AIDET and WEST in all interactions.
  • Is courteous and professional in receiving phone calls for dietary requests.
  • Assists with training new employees as assigned by manager.
  • Promotes team work. Has earned respect from co-workers.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by management team.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.






·         Four years of college with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics and/or food and nutrition that meets or exceeds the requirement by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) for the registration examination.  Also, an internship or coordinated undergraduate program that meets the AND guidelines.

·         Master of Science in Nutrition and Food Service or specialty certification as a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Clinical Nutrition Support Clinician, or Board Certification Specialty from CDR in Gerontology, Renal, Pediatrics or Oncology Nutrition is preferred







Must be a Registered Dietitian (RD). One to three years as an RD is preferred.







·         Maintains current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Membership in the AND is preferred.

·         Maintains a current License to practice Dietetics in the state of Iowa.

·         Meets on-going continuing education requirements to maintain License and CDR registration






·         Experience using the Nutrition Care Process.

·         Experience using computer software to:  access clinical resources (nutrition care manual, evidence based practice standards and clinical policies), document patient care (EHR- Epic preferred) , access food service system (CBORD Nutrition Service Suite), create electronic documents.

·         Experience in health literacy.

·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.










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