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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Clinical Dietitian - St. Bernadette Clinic in Lafayette, Louisiana

At Our Lady of Lourdes we offer you much more than just a job in the healthcare industry. We offer career opportunities for people who have a calling to share their gifts and talents as part of our healing ministry. As a Catholic hospital, we are here to create a spirit of healing - and we invite you to join our team today if you would like to be part of that spirit. In addition to competitive salaries and generous benefits, we offer you something special - the chance to do God's work by helping to serve people in need throughout our community, every day.

Job Summary: The Clinical Dietitian provides nutritional expertise to medical and clinical staff, patients and families. Strives to improve patient outcomes by adhering to medical nutrition therapy protocols and providing nutritional education to patients, family members and staff. Relies on some experience and judgment to complete job. Works under general supervision. Essential Functions: 1. Collaborates with the chef/cook and St. Bernadette supervisor to plan nutritional meals and education 2 Assess nutrition status of patients 3. Manages nutritional care plans 4. Educates external customers, patients, and co-workers as needed. 5. Integrates data to provide medical nutrition therapy for patients. 6. Promotes positive nutrition outcomes 7. Assists in taking food orders based on patients diets. 8. Involved in Performance Improvement Initiatives for the Department and Hospital. 9. Other duties as assigned by Management and/or Director


Minimum Required

Preferred / Desired



Bachelor's Degree and Completion of Accredited Dietetics Internship Program


Travel may be required at times.

Special Skills

Working Knowledge of Nutritional Care Process Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances Initiative, judgment and numerical ability Excellent Customer Service Skills by dealing tactfully and courteously with employees, physicians, and visitors. Excellent Verbal Communication with the ability to understand and follow oral and/or written English instructions related to menus, and represent department in area meetings. Must be possess attention to detail in computerized data entry. Flexible in being able to adjust and train to changing needs. Good problem solving and critical thinking skills - able to use judgment to determine appropriate action when confronted with unique situations and problems. Good time management/prioritization skills -able to work with and prioritize multiple projects Ability to complete assignments within prescribed time limits. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees. Mostly Sedentary Environment, however, some potential exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, latex, and hospital approved environmental cleaning products, needles and/ or other sharp objects, and communicable diseases. Needs to be tolerable to extreme temperature changes from moist steam heated environment to cold refrigerator/freezer environment. Ability to stand /walking for long periods of time (5 hours or greater) sometimes. Ability to sit for long periods of time (5 hours are greater at times) frequently. Ability to stoop, squat, and/or kneel sometimes. Ability to reach, twist trunk and neck sometimes. Require use of personal protective equipment during tasks/activities including but not limited to, back support belts, gloves, masks, and safety glasses rarely.


Current Louisiana State License or Provisional License Dietitian/Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Eligible through the Commission of Dietetic Registration.