Covenant Health

Job Title
Clin Dietitian
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Department Name


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Clinical Dietitian, Food Services

Full time, 80 hours per pay period, Varied shifts


With more than 30 specialties from Cardiology and Neurosurgery to Orthopedics and Vascular care, Methodist Medical Center was one of the first hospitals in East Tennessee to offer cutting-edge treatments and technologies that benefit people with life-threatening aneurysms, severely damaged knee, hip and shoulder joints, sudden heart failure, and non-healing wounds.

  • 283 licensed beds
  • 25 ICU beds
  • 12 intermediate care beds
  • 38 emergency suites
  • 2 cath labs
  • 8 LDRP suites
  • Over 250 active and courtesy physicians
  • Over 800 employees

Position Summary:

Monitor nutritional care, manages physician-ordered therapeutic diets, and provides nutritional education to patients; and directs, supervises and coordinates diet office activities.


Recruiter: Kathleen Rice || || 865-835-3727


  • Documents all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with departmental standards.
  • Performs nutritional assessments as determined; requests patient food preferences and prepares patient diets on a daily basis.
  • Consistently attends health care team meetings to discuss patient care needs.
  • Educates patients on long-term nutritional care through individual discussions, group classes and community speaking engagements.
  • Writes modified diets and coordinates diet adaptations with house menus; charts diets in medical records.
  • Serves as an educational resource to nursing and medical personnel.
  • Assists with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains department records, reports and files as required.
  • Remains mentally alert and maintains concentration with attention to detail for prolonged periods, at times under stress. Maintains adaptability, flexibility, initiative, persistence, and efficiency of time management and action.
  • Does not pose a direct threat to health or safety of self or others. Provides safe, efficient, competent care to population assigned. Meets MMC Environment of Care Standards. 
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.


Minimum Education:

None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.


Minimum Experience:



Licensure Requirement:

Must hold current registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Must hold a current license from the State of Tennessee Division of Health Related Boards or obtain such license within 90 calendar days of starting in this position.



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