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Clinical Dietitian - Oncology

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Location: Highlands Ranch, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 144414
Date Posted: Sep 25, 2023

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The Clinical Dietitian team at the University of Colorado Cancer Center provides highest quality, patient-centered care, specializing in nutrition care for the adult oncology patient. University of Colorado Cancer Center, the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers groundbreaking research and clinical trials as well as exemplary cancer care. UCHealth’s multidisciplinary approach distinguishes the Registered Dietitian as an invaluable care provider who is involved in every step of the patient’s journey. The Registered Dietitians provide medical nutrition therapy for adults with all cancer types including, but not limited to, hematologic stem cell transplants, pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancer, gynecologic cancer, breast cancer, neurologic cancers, and many more. Join our enthusiastic team of expert dietitians who are highly dedicated to the promotion and advancement of cancer nutrition care.

This isn’t your ordinary dietitian team - the UCHealth Cancer Center dietitians are a group of compassionate, innovative, supportive, and collaborative healthcare professionals. Sparking passion and inspiration in patients and providers to appreciate the value of nutrition in cancer care. UCHealth is committed to the growth of each employee through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. Join the team to be a part of the profound impact on the lives of the patients through an emphasis on nutrition as a vital part of their care.

 Work Schedule:Full Time Days - Monday through Friday: 8-hour Days/ 40 hours per week

Location: Highlands Ranch Hospital


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


  • Assesses patient's nutritional status and needs, deriving nutrition diagnosis from assessment data.
  • Develops interventions and plan of care on best available evidence and best practices.
  • 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.


  • Credentials:
    * Registered Dietitian

  • Other information:
    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.

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 pension plan and 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.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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