Dietitian Specialist Peabody

Location: Peabody, MA
Job ID: 160991-1A
Date Posted: May 27, 2020
Category: Clinical Professional

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

The Outpatient Dietitian Specialist assesses the nutritional status and plans nutritional intervention for patients in their area of expertise, as well as other scheduled patients, develops and promotes collaborative practices and collegial relationships with physicians and other disciplines as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team.  The Outpatient Dietitian Specialist may provide education and counseling for both inpatients and outpatients, depending on the specialty.
  1. Uses the Nutrition Care Process (NCP), completes a comprehensive assessment for patients in the outpatient clinic, based on food and nutrition-related history; biochemical data, medical tests and procedures; anthropometric measurements, and nutrition-focused physical findings and patient history. 
  1. Recommends laboratory tests needed to complete assessment via coordination with referring provider.
  1. Calculates metabolic needs for energy, protein, fluid, electrolytes, and other nutrients.
  1. Selects appropriate nutrition diagnosis (es)
  1. Initiates nutrition intervention that is directed at the root cause of the nutrition problem and aimed at alleviating the signs and symptoms of the diagnosis.
  1. Monitors and evaluates response to intervention, ordering (if privileged) or requesting lab tests needed, to determine if goals are achieved or progress made toward goals.
  1. Documents assessment and plan of care using Standardized Nutrition Terminology in the electronic medical record.
  1. Communicates with care team in development, implementation, and evaluation of nutrition interventions.
  1. Provides nutrition education and counseling, considering cultural, religious, and ethnic beliefs.  Individualizes patient education based on age and health literacy.  Documents response to teaching by patient and/or family.
  1. Educates dietitians, students, residents, fellows, and nursing staff on principles of nutrition in specialty area.


BS in Food and Nutrition or related field .

Licensure, Certification & Registration:

Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration

 Licensed by the Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure, Board of Registration of Dietitians and Nutritionists.

Certified Diabetic Educator CDE preferred.


Clinical experience in an acute care or outpatient setting providing care to adult and geriatric patients preferred 

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Good written and oral skills

Effective time management skills

Good computer skills, including the Google Platform

Effective networking relationships

Leadership amd mentoring skills


About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is an integrated system providing patients with better care wherever they are. Care informed by world-class research and education. We are doctors and nurses, technicians and social workers, innovators and educators, and so many others. All with a shared vision for what healthcare can and should be. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities in which we work and serve. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels and offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.