Community Dietitians

MedStar HealthWashington, DC

3 months ago


Job Title

Community Dietitian-Pediatrics

Job Location

Washington, DC, United States

Job Overview

  • Assess and provide nutrition treatment, consultation, and/or education to a primarily specialized group of patients and/or families as ordered by physicians.
  • Contribute to the achievement of established department goals and objectives.
  • Adhere to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards.
  • Comply with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Provide quality diabetes education to patients, families, and groups.
  • Serve as an education resource to the institution, staff, and community.
  • Consult with and/or make recommendations to physicians and other allied health professionals regarding patients' nutritional status, nutrient needs, or specific diet plan.


  • Competitive pay
  • Generous paid time off
  • Great health and wellness benefits
  • Retirement savings
  • Education assistance
  • And more


  • Formulate nutritional assessment, evaluation, and follow-up for patients at high risk or according to departmental policy for patients who may be at risk.
  • Consult participants in the Diabetes Self Management Education program on diet rationale for self-management.
  • Document relevant aspects of diabetes care for patients in the medical chart.
  • Meet MDI, ADA, and CMS standards of chart content.
  • Prepare and communicate documentation to referring physicians.
  • Bill for group and individual patient encounters.
  • Maintain billing and documentation requirements and standards.
  • Communicate effectively with healthcare team members regarding patient care.
  • Serve as a nutrition resource to other members of the professional staff.
  • Participate in the development of curriculum, handouts, protocols, and visual aids.
  • Coordinate with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Participate in marketing and coordinating diabetes education resources.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to promote the utilization of the Diabetes Education Program.
  • Maintain professional licensure and certification in the area of clinical expertise.
  • Seek educational experience to stay current with trends in care of diabetic patients.
  • Attend pertinent meetings to enhance clinical practice.
  • Support growth in recorded and documented CDR Professional Development Plan.
  • Participate in meetings and committees.
  • Represent the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
  • Operate/transport nutrition vehicle to community partners and clinic sites if required.
  • Establish data collection and management protocols for tracking program goals and metrics.


  • B.S. degree with a major in Food & Nutrition from an accredited college or university which includes an accredited dietetic internship coupled with a minimum of 5 years progressive clinical nutrition experience, or
  • M.S. degree in food and nutrition with approved training from the American Dietetic Association coupled with 3 years clinical nutrition experience, or
  • Specialty certification acquired such as CNSD, CDE, or other specialty which will benefit GUH nutrition practice and three years clinical nutrition experience, or
  • Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

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Career Paths

People who completed this type of internship end up in the following types of jobs

Top majors

That get hired for this type of internship

  • Nutrition Sciences75%

  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science3%

  • Public Health2%

  • Biology1%

  • Holistic Health1%

  • 151 other majors15%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • Sodexo
  • Aramark
  • Morrison Healthcare
  • Healthcare Services Group
  • Davita
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Washington, DC | $5,379/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,303

  • Miscellaneous$983

  • Food$499

  • Utilities$302

  • Transportation$292


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