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Clinical Dietitian

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Location: Aurora, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: PRN
Job ID: 139551
Date Posted: Apr 22, 2024

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Plans, coordinates, and implements nutrition therapy services for assigned patient populations as a competent-level dietitian.

Work Schedule: PRN Days

Assesses patient's nutritional status and needs, deriving nutrition diagnosis from assessment data for both inpatient and outpatients in Clinical Nutrition, Transplant, Surgical Weight Loss Center, and Primary Care Clinics, Develops interventions and plan of care on best available evidence and best practices.

Position Description:

As a Clinical Dietitian that practices in nutrition therapy and nutrition support, this individual will provide coverage primarily for the solid organ transplant setting working with liver, kidney/pancreas, heart, lung, and ventricular assist device (VAD) programs. Other coverage in Ambulatory Services such as Surgical Weight Loss clinic and Primary Care clinics will be utilized to fill staffing gaps for extended leaves. We prefer an RD who has a strong nutrition support background, works well with the interprofessional health care team and can comfortably flex from the inpatient to outpatient setting.

Assesses patient understanding and compliance with nutrition interventions and plan of care. Monitors patient progress; measures and evaluates patient outcomes.

Participates in and coordinates departmental initiatives relative to patient care. May conduct education programs for patients, physicians, nurses, and other health care team members/departments, and/or the public. Functions as a preceptor in support of the academic enterprise.

Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.


  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition or related field.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Relevant life support certification as determined at position level.
  • Minimum Experience: 1 year of experience in Clinical Nutrition. Preferred: 3 years of experience

The pay range for this position is: $25.80 - $38.70 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

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