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Clinical Dietitian

With 12 ministries and access points across Indiana and Illinois, Franciscan Health is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest. Franciscan Health takes pride in hiring coworkers that provide compassionate, comprehensive care for our patients and the communities we serve.


  • Approves patient menus and nutrition supplements.

  • Calculates patients' nutritional needs for oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition.

  • Maintains pertinent patient data necessary to recommend, prescribe or modify therapeutic diets as needed to meet the nutritional needs of the patients and documents nutrition care plan in the medical record.

  • Participates in patient care conferences and collaborates with other hospital services including medical staff, nursing, pharmacy, and social work, to plan and implement patient care as necessary in meeting the nutritional needs of the patients.

  • Performs and documents nutritional assessments including nutrition-focused physical assessments when applicable and evaluates patient tolerance to
    Performs nutrition reassessment by monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the nutrition care plan.

  • Performs patient access duties; schedules, checks in, checks out, and enters charges for nutrition appointments.

  • Plans and implements patient nutrition interventions and establishes goals aimed at resolving nutrition-related problems.

  • Provides nutrition education and counseling to inpatients, outpatients, their families, caretakers, staff and the community.

  • Reviews medical records and interviews the patient and their caregivers to collect food and nutrition-related history or client history assessment data.

  • Serves as preceptor for dietetic interns and provides on-the-job training for new hires.


  • Bachelor's Degree - Required

  • 2 years Clinical Dietetics - Preferred

  • Registered Dietitian (RD) - Required

  • State Certification or Licensure - Required


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