Clinical Dietitian - Sechler Family Cancer Center - Full Time (Day Shift)

Lebanon, PA | Professional | Tracking Code: 57318

Position Summary:

Clinical Dietitian


Full Time - Day Shift

(7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


Monday Through Friday - No Weekends, No Holidays




General Summary:



Under general supervision, assesses and monitors nutritional care, manages physician ordered therapeutic diets and provides nutritional education to patients. May coordinate patient menu activities.



Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Performs nutritional assessments and follow up care involving review of patient charts, diagnoses, and nutritional history.
  • Develops and implements a nutrition care plan, as appropriate.
  • Performs nutritional screenings and follow up on assigned areas.
  • Documents all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with institutional and departmental standards.
  • Reviews, updates, and coordinates patient nutritional care through ongoing communications with nursing, providers and other members of the health care team.
  • Assesses patients' educational needs. Develops and implements a nutrition education plan for patients on assigned area.
  • Teaches group nutrition classes.
  • Writes diet and enteral and parenteral nutrition orders, in coordination with the patient’s provider.
  • Represents clinical nutrition at multidisciplinary committees, task forces and project groups.
  • Participates in performance improvement initiatives.


Required Skills


  • Strong customer service skills focused on gaining a full understanding of needs, providing direction and follow-up as needed.
  • Exudes professionalism by making good first impressions, demonstrating respectful and welcoming behavior, maintaining composure when faced with difficult or demanding situations and/or personalities and shifts in priorities and/or tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.  Ability to maintain confidentiality and respond appropriately using tact and good judgement to sensitive matters.
  • Ability to manage high volume of interpersonal relationships.
  • Highly energetic, positive, resourceful team-player with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills are essential.
  • Deploys a proactive approach to problem solving.


Required Education


  • Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition or related field
  • Completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) approved program (supervised practice program)
  • Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) Certification through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) OR recent supervised practice program graduate who must obtain the Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) Certification within 90 days of starting in this job
  • Nutrition Support Dietition certification (CNSD) preferred
  • Pennsylvania State Licensure of Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN) OR must obtain Pennsylvania LDN within 6 months of starting in this job.


Required Experience


  • Minimum of 1 - 2 years nutrition experience (knowledge of foods/nutrition; food preparation; production; supervisory/instructional techniques)
  • Oncology experience preferred

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees, and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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