UnityPoint Health

Dietitian: Oncology Department located at Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria on Route 91.

Requisition ID
Food Services and Nutrition
5215 N Knoxville Ave
51 UPH Proctor
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Full-time, 40 hours a week. Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm with some additional hours as needed.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits



This position is located at Hult Center satellite office within Illinois Cancer Care

Full-time; Benefitted

40 hours a week. Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm with some additional hours as needed.


Some daily travel is required within Illinois-no overnight.


Dietitians are primarily responsible for providing comprehensive nutrition care, Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT), and nutrition education for oncology patients at multiple clinic sites throughout the region. This position develops and implements best-practice strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities, primarily focusing on oncology-specific dietetics. Responsibilities include planning, administering, and managing programs that improve the health of individuals impacted by cancer and the community, both one-on-one and community-based group nutrition education for adults; maintaining grant and contract requirements, program budgets, and expenses. Dietitians serve as a health resource for the community and support the community in behavior change through promoting and advocating for public health.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you 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.


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


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:


% of Time


Provides comprehensive nutrition care and Medical Nutrition Therapy for oncology patients according to policies & procedures.

·        Responsible for outpatient Medical Nutrition Therapy sessions 100% per policy

·        Responsible for outpatient/community nutritional assessment completion 100% per policy

·        Applies the Nutrition Care Process using ADIME (nutrition assessment, identification of nutritional diagnosis, implementation of appropriate nutrition intervention, and formulation of patient specific goals using monitoring/evaluation) when appropriate.

·        Meets charting guidelines 100% of the time determined by chart audits

·        Provides evidenced-based nutrition support as appropriate on patient care

·        Participates in the review of the Patient Satisfaction Data and contributes to the development of the action plan and implementation of the plan

·        Knowledge of regulations

·        Ability to analyze performance compared to regulations and offers ways to better, efficiently comply to provide optimum nutrition care

Fulfills CDR and IDPR education requirements and maintains report portfolio with education receipts for IDPH or CDR audit


Provides nutrition education through community-based classes and public health interventions in individual and group settings both on-site at Hult Center and throughout the community.

·        Plans, implements, and evaluates public health nutrition education programs to impact attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors for improved health using evidence-based and research-based curriculum as appropriate.

·        Applies evidence-informed theories, models, and/or strategies to health promotion programs.

·        Identifies, develops, delivers, and evaluates health communication messages using a variety of communication strategies, methods, and techniques.

·        Provides expert consultation, assistance, and guidance to individuals, groups, and organizations.

·        Develops tools for nutrition education and promotion of healthy eating for patients with a cancer diagnosis.

·        Serves as a resource person by maintaining a depth of knowledge and understanding of the following: current community health data through local community health assessments, services offered by local organizations and partners for appropriate referrals, opportunities to enhance and refine health promotion programs.

·        Creates an environment conducive to learning for a variety of diverse populations and in diverse settings.

·        Represents the interests of the Center with local businesses and corporate partners in the community and participates in professional associations, committees, coalitions, and networks.


Manage program numbers/tracking/grant requirements as dictated by Hult leadership and grantors.

·        Serves as program coordinator over assigned oncology nutrition grants/programs.

·        Conducts, implements, and monitors strategic planning for assigned grants.

·        Selects, adapts, or creates evaluation tools to collect data.

·        Meets all grant reporting deadlines, benchmarks, and expectations.

·        Collects, analyzes, interprets and synthesizes assessment findings to identify community needs, improve health promotion programs, and communicate findings to priority populations, partners, and stakeholders.

·        Manages program budget and expenses; assist in preparing program budgets. Monitor budget performance as it relates to assigned projects.

·        Brings relevant grant and funding opportunities to the attention of the leadership team and write grant proposals for existing and new funding opportunities.



·        Knowledge of regulations

·        Ability to analyze performance compared to regulations and offers ways to better, efficiently comply to provide optimum nutrition care

·        Fulfills CDR and IDPR education requirements and maintains report portfolio with education receipts for IDPH or CDR audit


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, TJC, 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.





Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics







1 year of experience in dietetics

Public Health; Program Management; Health Education






Current licensure in good standing as a Dietitian in the State of Illinois within 6 months of hire/start date.

Must possess and maintain current registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License in the State of Illinois.

Must possess and maintain auto insurance.

Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) must be run annually.

Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics






Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

Proficient in computer work – specifically all Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint).







Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Work may occasionally require travel to other UPH facilities/hospitals.




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