Oregon Health & Science University

Adult Clinical Dietitian - Relief

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Clinical Nutrition Services
Salary Range
$33.81 - $46.43
Varies, includes weekend and holiday rotation
Varied, includes both on site and possible telework
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The purpose of the adult relief dietitian is to provide scientifically based, comprehensive nutrition care and education for the adult patients at OHSU according to the nutrition care process; to promote healing and aid in the prevention of infection/complications. The Clinical Dietitian provides medical nutrition therapy (assessment, treatment, education) to patients in all areas of adult acute care, ICU care and ambulatory care. 

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree with specialization in dietetics, nutrition, institution management, or a closely-related field and completion of a pre-planned professional experience in dietetics at a facility approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Licensed Dietitian in the state of Oregon
  • Must be proficient in the nutrition care process
  • Must be able to determine the nutrient requirements of the adult inpatient to ensure adequate nutrient intake and/or replacement of nutrients loss secondary to medical condition; determine the nutrient make-up of patients meal patterns and medications (dosage and timing) that affect nutrient and/or drug bioavailablity; determine malnutrition and recommend and administer medical nutrition therapy to improve digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients; make recommendations concerning adjustment of  some medications that relate to nutrition, in order to promote increased well-being of the patient, maintenance of acceptable blood chemistries, increased bioavailability of drugs, decreased hospitalization days, and cost-effectiveness of regimens.
  • Must complete annual age specific competency training and post test
  • Must be proficient in Nutrition Focused Physical Exam
  • Must comply with OHSU competency based independent order writing policy
  • Must be able to carry up to 15# (on case of formula)
  • Must be able to walk long distances between buildings
  • Must be able to stand, sit, and change positions through out the day; must be able to use computers, calculators, skin fold calipers, stadiometer, scale
  • Must be comfortable performing physical assessment of patients after training
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Nutrition or related field
  • Clinical Dietetic experience in an acute care facility
  • 1 year clinical experience in an acute care facility  
  • Possess Certification consistent with Clinical Dietitian for Specialist Classification, Washington Certification (CD) for ambulatory care may be required within 6 months.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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