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Senior Clinical Dietitian Job

Job Number: RIH19027

Job Title: Sr Clinical Dietitian - Food & Nutrition Services

Department: Food & Nutrition Patient Care - 1014302

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Reports to the Manager of Clinical Nutrition and is responsible for organizing and directing the delivery of quality nutritional care in assigned area of responsibility. Directs the activity of Clinical Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians in providing nutritional care to hospitalized patients. Ensures the smooth and effective interface of areas of responsibility with other Food and Nutrition services and hospital areas, such as Nursing Services, Pharmacy and the Medical Staff. Regularly performs the duties of a Clinical Dietitian.


1.A Bachelor’s Degree in Food and Nutrition of related area. Completion of a Dietetic Internship or equivalent preparatory program. Must be American Dietetic Association Registered and Licensed in the state of Rhode Island.

2.A thorough understanding of the application of principles of nutrition to human physiology and disease states. A thorough knowledge of the nutritional values of food and food groups.

3.The analytical ability to identify overt and potential nutritional problems. The ability to develop nutritional care programs.

4.The ability to communicate nutrition education through formal and informal channels.

5.The administrative ability to direct and coordinate the delivery of quality nutrition care in assigned areas of responsibility.

6.Maintenance of American Dietetic association Registration through completion of 75 hours of continuing education every five years.


Two or three years of progressively more responsible experience as a Clinical Dietitian. Experience in management in a large teaching hospital and computer experience desirable.