Trainee- Dietitian

at Northern Light Health in Presque Isle, Maine, United States

Job Description

Northern Light A.R. Gould

Department: Nursing and Clinical Education

Position is located:Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital

Work Type: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM


A Trainee – Dietitian Technician may be employed up to twenty-four (24) months, on a full time basis as they complete an approved program of study. Trainee positions are designed to “Earn while you Learn”, in a formal program of study. The training is supported by AR Gould and applicants are required to sign an extra-ordinary training agreement as part of the position offer. Once the trainee successfully passes the education program and the appropriate licensure/ certification examination, they are expected to transition to a full time role in their area of study. Details and expectations are included in their letter of agreement/extra-ordinary training agreement. In addition to the essential duties for the course work, the training and /or competency evaluation is based upon the standard education curriculum and the essential duties of the position. (By way of example, LPN trainees must be able to meet the essential duties for LPN).


+ Upon completion of the education program, meet the essential duties and responsibilities for the position sought.

+ Actively participate in classroom and clinical experiences, adhering to all program requirements in order to successfully complete the program.

+ Meet all program admission requirements prior to being offered a position.

+ Meet all program exit requirements, including requirements for the certified/licensed position sought.

+ Keep Clinical Instructor informed of the patient’s status and changes as well as problems.

+ Comply with mandated hospital and departmental programs.

+ Accept responsibility for professional growth and development.

+ Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and objectives of AR Gould.

+ Work with the education and leadership team to assure a balance of work and educational responsibilities.

Other Information:

+ No previous clinical experience is required for Trainee – Dietitian

+ Must meet program admission/certification/licensure requirements.

+ Will obtain active licensure or certification status within 120 days of completion of the program, unless otherwise specified in the agreement letter.

+ Must be able to read and write with proficiency to accomplish responsibilities.

+ Must attend all clinical and class educational sessions and complete the educational requirements of the course.

Competencies and Skills

+ Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

+ Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

+ Demonstrates Adaptability: Learns quickly when facing a new problem or unfamiliar task; is flexible in their approach with changing priorities and ambiguity. Manages change effectively and does not give up during adversity. Capable of changing one’s behavioral style and/or views in order to attain a goal. Absorbs new information readily and puts it into practice effectively.

+ Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

+ Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

+ Promotes Health and Safety: Promotes a healthy and safe environment for patients, employees and visitors. Advocates and models healthy physical and mental health behaviors even in challenging circumstances. Sets high quality standards and strives for continuous improvement and quality assurance by reporting and encouraging others to report near misses and safety issues.


+ Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

Working Conditions

+ Potential exposure to diseases or infections.

+ Potential exposure to hazardous materials.

+ Work beyond the regularly scheduled hours.

+ Prolonged periods of kneeling.

+ Prolonged periods of sitting.

+ Prolonged periods of standing.

+ Prolonged periods of walking.

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Job Posting: JC261055940

Posted On: Jun 09, 2024

Updated On: Jul 12, 2024

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