Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Adult Pulmonary

Michigan, United States
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Summary

The Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) sees patients in conjunction with the medical provider care team as part of a multidisciplinary visit. Serve as the nutrition expert in helping people make lifestyle changes for overall health improvement, disease prevention and management. Provides service to all ages of adult patients.

  • Organizational relationships
  • Supervision received from Manager of Ambulatory Care Nutrition Services.
  • Leadership oversight also received from Ambulatory Care Services administration.
  • Liaison relationship with interdisciplinary health care team for patient care populations of responsibility.
  • Peer relationships with RDNs in work group.



Patient Care

  • Conduct an ongoing comprehensive nutrition assessment for patients identified at nutritional risk and/or for patients identified to be seen as per ambulatory clinic standards.
  • Incorporate evidence-based standards when interpreting patient related data.
  • Organize patient health and disease information in order to identify nutrition-related problems.
  • Evaluate need for specialized nutrition support and make appropriate recommendations accordingly.
  • Develop and implement an individualized plan for nutrition intervention.
  • Perform nutrition diagnosis after identifying the problem and clarifying the cause of the problem.
  • Ground interventions through review of quality research and/or use of medical nutrition therapy evidenced-based practice.
  • Chart nutritional diagnosis, individualized nutrition treatment plan, follow-up documentation of patient outcomes and revisions to plan in the electronic medical record. This communication is performed in a timely manner that is consistent with unit policy and procedures.
  • Recognize the varied needs of age-specific populations, as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
  • Reassess the nutrition care process and implement changes as indicated.
  • Obtain prior authorizations for nutritional supplements and support regimens, and other items related to a patients’ nutritional care, as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with the medical team through interdisciplinary ambulatory care clinic coverage.
  • Abide by Michigan Medicine policy for the proper use of patients’ protected health information.
  • Abide by Michigan Medicine policy for the proper use of infection control precautions in patient care areas.

Business Functions

  • Provide service to the ambulatory adult pulmonary clinics for identified patient populations, including telephone support. Utilize charge capture by RDN for RDN services.
  • Provide quality service based on customer expectations and needs.
  • Incorporate Michigan Medicine core values of respect, compassion, trust, integrity, efficiency and leadership into all work efforts.
  • Maintain productivity standards and practice effective time management.
  • Assist in achieving compliance with state and federal regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary meetings, task forces, and projects as appropriate.
  • Contribute to quality improvement efforts.
  • Collect outcome data to help improve practice as requested.

Required Qualifications*


  • Able to work with a team to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Communicate in a clear, concise and diplomatic manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Implement critical thinking to solve problems.
  • Use technology such as word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mai

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Minimum Certification

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Requires primary source verification.

Desired Qualifications*

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition related field.
  • Documented experience working with adult pulmonary patient population.

Additional Information


  • This position requires extensive daily walking/standing in the ambulatory care clinic environment to complete nutrition assessments.


  • This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of persons in this job role

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.