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Truman Medical Centers Clinical Dietitian - Health Science District (8:00am - 4:30pm) in Kansas City, Missouri

Clinical Dietitian - Health Science District (8:00am - 4:30pm)

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If you want to work where the action is, Truman Medical Centers/University Health (TMC/UH) is the place for you. Known as “Kansas City’s Essential Hospital,” TMC/UH is the safety net healthcare system for Jackson County/Kansas City. We are an academic medical center, serving as the primary teaching institution for the UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. A 547-bed, not-for-profit health system, TMC/UH delivers the highest-quality medical care for our patients, with compassion, empathy, and unparalleled dedication to service. During the 2020 pandemic, we also stepped forward as a regional leader in COVID care and testing. TMC/UH is comprised of three campuses:

TMC/UH Heath Sciences Districtis located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Health Sciences District represents a robust academic community, leading the forefront of biomedical research and cutting edge technology. Partnered with UMKC and Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Centers serves as the cornerstone in educating the next generation of healthcare practitioners. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we’re a leader in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, with world-class expertise in chronic disease management and women’s services, including high-risk maternity care. The Health Sciences District is also home to the University Health building , TMC’s beautiful specialty outpatient clinics and day-surgery center. We will soon open University Health 2, which will house all of our primary care and women’s care clinics.

TMC/UH Lakewoodis located between Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, Missouri, offering residents of Eastern Jackson County access to a modern community hospital with a continuum of outpatient services designed to meet the needs of families. TMC/UH Lakewood specializes in high-risk maternal and child care, and serves as one of the few Kansas City metro area institutions accredited by The Joint Commission in Orthopedics and Palliative Care. It also is home to a 188-bed, fully accredited long-term care center.

TMC/UH Behavioral Healthis the KC metro area’s largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health services. TheHealing Canvas Building, located in Kansas City’s vibrant Crossroads Arts District, is its epicenter, providing a broad list of outpatient services. We also offer psychiatric inpatient care, and we deliver therapeutic services through our community outreach clinics. We are a leader in the Trauma-Informed Care Movement, and provide training, coaching and consulting to outside organizations.

The Clinical Dietitian provides Medical Nutrition Therapy that may include evaluation, assessment, development of and/or review of nutrition treatment plans and client/family education for Acute, Ambulatory and Long Term Care patients. Contributes to the professional education of medical students, residents and allied health professionals. Participates in Community outreach projects.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from an ADA approved institution required.

  • Must be registered with the American Dietetic Association within 6 months of hire date. (Registry eligible status is required).

  • Missouri licensure is desirable within one year of hire date.

  • Two years of experience in clinical dietetics and/or community dietetics desirable.

  • Verbal communication skills required to interview clients and discuss nutrition care plans and explain nutritional information.

  • Group teaching at various learning levels required.

  • Computer skills necessary (i.e. word processing and data entry).

  • Written communication skills required to prepare reports and educational materials.

  • Ability to speak to small and large groups of individuals desirable.

  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate with patients, families, etc.

  • Ability to drive to corporate and community facilities.

Job Location

KANSAS CITY, Missouri, United States

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Shift Schedule

8:00AM - 4:30PM