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Clinical Dietitian

CHI Memorial Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tennessee
Requisition ID 2022-257502 Employment Type PRN Department Nutrition Services Hours/Pay Period .01 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Varies Remote No Category Nutrition and Food Services

CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • On-site childcare with extended hours
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Program
  • Additional incentives for eligible full time day shift and night shift opportunities


Job Summary

As an entry level clinician, assesses the nutritional status of the patient using recognized tools of assessment, and recommends and counsels patients, family, and/or caregivers on the appropriate nutrition plan to improve the patient’s disease or condition management.  

Works with general patient population, as well as with patients in more complex level of care under supervision of a Clinical Dietitian II or Clinical Dietitian Lead.

Job Responsibility 1

Perform nutritional assessment using age and gender appropriate standards, cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds; and utilizing validated assessment tools resulting in nutrition related diagnosis when indicated.  Conducts routine screening to identify patients at nutritional risk.  Collaborates within an interdisciplinary environment to contribute to facilitating care and identifying patients at nutrition risk or needing higher level of care.

Job Responsibility 2

Develops an intervention plan which includes appropriate feeding route, mode, and nutrition prescription unique to patient’s specific needs, in accordance with physicians’ orders.  Monitors and evaluates patient response to interventions by meeting specific measurable goals documented in the nutrition care plan in a timely and thorough manner in the medical record.

Job Responsibility 3

Implements targeted and specific nutrition intervention(s).  Provides customized nutrition education to patients and/or families and caregivers. Works within an interdisciplinary environment to contribute toward overall patient care.

Closely monitors, evaluates and rescreens patient nutrition status as appropriate. Updates plan of care as necessary.  Follows up with patient as needed.

Job Responsibility 4

Collaborates with the Food and Nutrition Services team to enhance patient experience. This includes participating in test trays, menu reviews, periodic auditing trayline for accuracy of diet orders, validating menu compliance with the facility Diet Manual Handbook and Nutrition Care Manual (NCM), supporting with patient interactive positions (i.e. dietitians, diet clerks, etc.), maintaining communication with patients, staff, and guests and providing excellent customer service. 

Participates in peer reviews and chart audits, and collaborates in Diet Manual Handbook training for all clinical staff (new Registered Dietitians, nurses, therapists, physicians, etc.), including how to access it in hard and soft copy. 





Bachelor’s Degree with completion of accredited dietitian program (ACEND – Accreditation Councils for Education in Nutrition Dietetics)


Valid registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Current (within the past 12 month) ServSafe® Allergen and Food Handler Certifications.  If not currently certified, certification to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Special Skills

None specified. 


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