The consulting dietitian works closely with the interdisciplinary health care team at clients of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines to provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy that are integrated and compatible with the patient’s/resident’s medical program goals and objectives.
The Clinical Nutrition Consultant is responsible for assisting UnityPoint Health-Des Moines clients to achieve the best possible nutritional status through the application of a broad base of advanced practice dietetic knowledge and experience. This is in keeping with the primary mission of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, which is to improve the health of the people and the communities we serve.
Care given by the Clinical Nutrition Consultant contributes directly toward the achievement of positive patient outcomes primarily through the application of medical nutrition therapy and nutrition education in the outpatient, care facility or clinic setting.
The Clinical Nutrition Consultant also conducts and markets nutrition education/evidence based information to physicians, patients, students, and other health professionals so as to be recognized and perceived as the nutrition expert.
Must maintain licensure as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Iowa. Must maintain registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Advanced certification is preferred and recommended within one to two years of hire. Advanced level; specific to clinical specialty is required. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible clinical dietetic practice within the past five years. Pediatric experience preferred.