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Swedish Medical Center Clinical Nutrition Specialist Inpatient Level 1 in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Clinical Nutrition Specialist (Per Diem , DAY SHIFT) to work in Dietary Consultants at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA.

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a dedicated Clinical Nutrition Specialist who will assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates all aspects of a patient's nutrition care. The Clinical Nutrition Specialist is able to use validated tools to identify patients that require nutrition interventions or that have the potential for developing nutrition related problems. They provide a nutrition assessment which may include anthropometric measures and/or growth measures, pertinent biochemical data and medical test results; a nutrition focused physical assessment and a food and nutrition –related history assessment. They identify specific nutrition related problem(s) and they provide specific, purposeful interventions to improve or change the nutrition and health status for their patient or client. They provide nutrition education to individuals and/or caregivers. They assist in the management of the department resources. They support orientation, training and education for department and medical center staff. Performs related tasks as required.

In this position you will:

  • Uses the Swedish Medical Center Nutrition Screening and Assessment Policy and Procedure (for Adults or Pediatrics) to identify and provide a nutrition assessment for patients requiring nutrition interventions or with the potential for developing nutrition related problems. Effectively uses anthropometric measures and/or growth measurements, laboratory data, medical test results, medical history, food and nutrition history and behavioral and cultural factors in their nutrition assessment.

  • Performs nutrition focused physical exams when appropriate and incorporates the results into the patient nutrition assessment.

  • Organizes nutrition risk factors, complications and assessment data to identify and label specific nutrition problems that the Clinical Nutrition Specialist will address.

  • Provides a nutrition diagnosis of malnutrition in hospitalized patients using approved criteria. Communicates the diagnosis to the LIP.

  • Develops a specific nutrition care plan and plans interventions based on the nutrition assessment and diagnosis.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors degree in Food & Nutrition or Dietetics

  • Coursework/Training completion of an approved Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Internship


  • 3 Years completion of an approved Dietetic Internship with a strong clinical nutrition component.

  • Inpatient clinical nutrition experience and experience managing complex nutrition support.

  • Completion of an approved Dietetic Internship with a strong clinical nutrition component which includes focused training in pediatric nutrition.

  • Registered Dietitian.

  • Washington State Certified Dietitian or obtains certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree

  • APPLIES ONLY TO RDs WORKING WITH PEDIATRIC AND NEO-NATAL PATIENTS: Recent experience in Pediatric and/or Neo-natal nutrition.

About the Cherry Hill Campus

What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary-care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish health-care system.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details


Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Dieticians and Clinical Nutrition Specialists (Licensed)

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 240865