Clinical Dietitian Outpatient Diabetes Part Time Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/22/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Nutritional Services
  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Florida

Job Description


Clinical Dietitian-Outpatient - AdventHealth - Orlando

Location Address:  601 E. Rollins St., Orlando, FL 32801

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth - Orlando

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando

  • serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America

  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country

  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

Work Hours/Shift:   Part Time, 40 hours every 2 weeks, 8a-5p, except Fri.8a-2p.  There is schedule flexibility.


You Will Be Responsible For:

Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork

Patient Care Services
Provides individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) with nutrition assessment to patients with a physician referral, based on AdventHealth and NS standards and evidence-based guidelines.  Develops and implements an individualized plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the patient nutrition risk assessment and health goals, nutrition prescription, and self-management training.  Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider age-specific care guidelines, and cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.  Provides patient or healthcare surrogate with diet instruction and supporting nutrition education materials for prescribed diet by incorporating learning approaches that consider the cultural, religious, educational, and medical situation of the patient; assesses the patient’s response to education.

Communication & Documentation

Communicates with the prescribing physician, patient, and/or healthcare surrogate to coordinate care and promote optimal outcome.  Documents 1) the care provided to patient utilizing only approved forms and/or guidelines; and 2) the patient’s response to education.  Maintains appropriate documentation of services and contacts with patients.  Demonstrates accountability for the proper use of patients protected health information.

Promotes Interdisciplinary Care

Serves as nutrition expert, educator, and liaison to physicians and other health care team members.  Assists in the education of dietetic students and interns; plans learning experiences, teaches, and evaluates performance.  Conducts in-services and educational presentations to hospital/department staff.

Performance Improvement

Identifies and collects performance improvement data, monitors outcomes, and initiates corrective actions.  Participates in planning and developing nutrition-related policies, procedures, and goals.


Maintains productivity standards and practices effective time management and prioritizing of tasks.  Enters charges for services daily as directed.  Maintains accurate record keeping of daily clinical activities, including information for scheduling and billing.  Manages resources (time, materials, and staff) in a cost-effective manner.  Assists in developing/revising patient educational materials, clinical forms, and protocols.


What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food & Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, or related field
  • Completion of an American Dietetic Association-approved dietetic internship
  • Three years’ clinical nutrition experience
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Florida Department of Health dietitian/nutritionist license
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to patients, public, medical staff, and physicians
  • Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinions, active listening, and observations
  • Team and service-oriented
  • Decision making, problem solving and collaboration
  • Proficient in Windows Office Suite
  • Master’s degree in Food & Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences, Human Nutrition, or related field
  • Five years’ clinical nutrition experience
  • Experience using Cerner medical record 
  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Certification of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management
  • Certification of Training in Adult Weight Management
  • Bi-lingual-English required/Spanish preferred
  • Proficient in CBORD computerized diet office program
Job Summary:

The Outpatient Clinical Dietitian provides expert evaluation of nutritional status, recommends and implements nutrition intervention and therapy, and provides education and explanation to outpatients.  Will provide follow-up upon request of outpatient or healthcare professional.  Fosters performance improvement and promotes evidence-based clinical practices.  Documents nutrition care and provides documentation to the ordering physician.  Provides nutrition presentations, participates in hospital or corporate events, and facilitates group classes as requested.  Supports department goals and objectives.  Ensures clinical area of responsibility is in alignment with NS and AdventHealth System and regulatory agencies.

Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.  Some weekend and evening work may be required.  Occasional local travel may be required.  Four-week notification required prior to separation of work.


This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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