Alexandria, MN
Sep 13, 2018
Oct 07, 2018
The Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Registered Dietitian (RD) is the medical nutrition expert responsible for independently planning, developing and directing nutritional care activities and programs for assigned home based primary care(HBPC) being seen at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System community based outpatient clinics. S/he supports the facility's mission and coordinates nutritional care with other health care providers, the patient, the patient's family and the community.


RD will be involved in the professional practice of dietetics, with minimal supervision in accordance with the guidance set forth in Nutrition and Food Service policies and procedures and VA regulations governing the practice of dietetics. Will be expected to use a variety of technologies to deliver care including but not limited to secure messaging, telephone coaching, home tele-health equipment, and all clinical video tele-health modalities, including virtual medical room (VMR) and video on demand (VOD). S/he is scheduled and assigned to the HBPC and outpatient area and must possess the required knowledge and skills in order to perform the following functions:

Nutrition Program Development and Education
Assesses educational program needs and provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups (including significant others), incorporating a learning approach that considers the cultural, religious, socio-economic, educational, and medical situation of the patient. Includes information regarding budgeting, menu planning, food purchasing and preparation, food storage and sanitation.

Nutritional Care:
Conducts a comprehensive nutrition assessment according to policy to determine nutritional status, using the Nutrition Care Process, which may include nutrition focused physical findings.

Business/Supervisory Functions
Maintains productivity standards and safe work practices, effective time management, and prioritizing of tasks.;

Quality Improvement/Research
Supports Performance Improvement activities by participating in the development of nutritional care indicators, evaluation criteria, collecting continuous quality improvement data, monitoring outcomes and initiating corrective actions.

Participation as a Member of the Health Care Team:
Serves as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team which includes physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

Professional Development:
Maintains dietetic registration, competencies and continuing education requirements.

Work Schedule: Tours are administrative days - a total of 32 hours a pay period, Monday-Friday. Work days are subject to rotate based on the needs of the department and Veterans.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status No

Promotion Potential 11