Dietitian-Clinical Dietetics-Methodist - UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Updated: Apr 30

Posted Date: 3/04/22

Dietitian-Clinical Dietetics-Methodist

UnityPoint Health

1200 Pleasant St. Des Moines, IA 50309

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Full Time


  • Demonstrates initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.

  • Integrates and demonstrates FOCUS values and Expectations for Personal and Service Excellence to guide professional behaviors, while adhering to the policies and procedures of the hospital/ department.

  • Balance team and individual responsibilities; be open and objective to other’s views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to positive team goals; and put the success of the team above own interests.

  • Practice reflects knowledge of HIPAA, OSHA, and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Demonstrates the ability to meet the department work schedule. Demonstrates the knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

  • Oversees technical and support staff in the absence of administrative leadership personnel. Maintains responsibility for evaluation and monitoring of nutrition related supplies, storage and utilization on assigned patient care areas. Also acts as a nutrition liaison to assigned area, providing nutrition information and solving patient care/nutrition problems unique to the assigned area &/or patient population(s).

  • Practices according to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) through nutrition screening, assessment, proper nutrition diagnosis utilizing standardized language, intervention, and monitoring.

  • Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns. Conducts a comprehensive nutrition assessment through evaluation of medical, biochemical, and nutritional data for patients with identified compromised nutrition status.



  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in foods, human nutrition, or dietetics; food service management; or Institution Management.

  • Successful completion of a postgraduate or equivalent dietetic program that fulfills requirements for registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.


  • 2 yrs clinical inpatient experience preferred License(s)/Certification(s):

  • Must be and maintain licensure as a Licensed Dietitian in the State of Iowa.

  • Must maintain registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration.


  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English. Multicultural sensitivity. Microsoft Office – basic computer skills. Customer/patient focused. Critical thinking skills using independent judgment in making decisions. Teamwork.


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

Additional Information:

The clinical dietitian works closely with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy that are integrated and compatible with the patient’s medical program goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy using established standards of care and practice protocols/guidelines; managing resources in a cost effective manner; participating in performance improvement efforts; and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice. The primary goal of the medical center is to improve the health of the community through healing, caring and teaching. Care given by clinical dietitian contributes directly toward achieving this goal.– Best Outcome for Every Patient Every Time.

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.

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Contact info: or 515-241-6063


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