Certified Dietitian

Common Spirit Federal Way, WA
health nutrition education team medical acute acute care delivery patients procedures health systems access points providers
January 23, 2023
Common Spirit
Federal Way, WA

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award-winning health systems in Washington state CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington, our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region. While you're busy impacting the healthcare industry, we'll take care of you with benefits that include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid vacation, adoption assistance, annual bonus eligibility, and more


Job Summary:

Provides professional dietitian services (nutritional status, needs assessment, planning, counseling and education) for individuals and groups. Provides nutritional education to the medical and general community via educational forums and in-house nutritional educational materials.

Work requires knowledge of clinical nutrition as it relates to disease states in an acute care and/or outpatient setting, sanitation and infection control as it relates to food service delivery. Knowledge of appropriate charting, documentation and HIPAA regulations is also required.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs nutritional screening on all patients, using Nutrition Assignment tool or appropriate methods per department standards.
  • Develops, maintains, and modifies patient's nutrition care plan per department standards.
  • Implements the delivery of nutritional care plan to patients, delegating and assigning tasks to other care team members per departmental policies and procedures.
  • Provides nutritional counseling and education to individuals and groups.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner in accordance with FHS standards and procedures.


Education/Work Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. Completion of internship, traineeship, or coordinated undergraduate program with consequential qualification for dietetic registration that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities required. One year experience in clinical dietetics in an acute care setting preferred.


  • Current licensure through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Registered Dietitian is required.
  • Certification by the State of Washington as a Certified Dietitian (CD) is required within 90 days of employment.
  • Membership in the American Dietetic Association is preferred.

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