Clinical Bariatric Dietitian

at MaineHealth in Kennebunk, Maine, United States

Job Description


Position Summary

Under broad supervision, works independently to direct and coordinate all clinical nutrition activities associated with the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery patients. Works directly with the members of the SMHC Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery team. Using advanced clinical knowledge provides education, specialized consultation, and guidance in nutritional management to patients, physicians, dietitians and other members of the care team. Functions as a technical resource for the nutrition support service for the development of clinical nutrition research studies, proposals and protocols.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics/Nutritional Sciences from an accredited college or university is preferred

License/Certification: Must be a Licensed Registered Dietitian with a B.S. degree and Master degree or eligibility to sit for the Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM) credential. Within 18 months of hire must hold CSOWM. Must maintain Maine State Dietitian License and Registration in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).

Experience: Work requires ability to concentrate and be attentive to detail when assessing and calculating patients' nutritional needs, developing care plans and providing ongoing evaluation of nutrition.

Minimum of 3 years of clinical nutrition experience preferred.

Must possess high level of interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with patients, families, medical staff and employees in explaining and providing nutrition educational information.

Must possess relatively high level of analytical abilities in order to assess patients' medical and nutritional status, formulate care plans and evaluate patients' responses and progress.

Work requires one - two months of orientation to acquire necessary familiarity with department and hospital policies and procedures.
Additional Information

MaineHealth was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, "Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America." MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you'll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them - both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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Job Posting: 853752

Posted On: Nov 29, 2022

Updated On: Nov 29, 2022

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