Dietitian, Department of General Surgery

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine's faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Surgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.


A full time Dietician staff position is available in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Essential Functions

  • Utilize population specific physiological and developmental assessment criteria to assess nutritional needs of patients who have been screened and identified in need of medical nutrition therapy. Direct calculation and documentation of calorie counts/enteral and parenteral intake.
  • Develop a plan of care to achieve desired outcomes; monitor and reassess in accordance with established standards of care to evaluate outcomes and revise plan of care as needed to improve outcomes.
  • Supervise/participate in menu revisions, record keeping activities, supplement implementation and acceptance/food quality/acceptance and adequacy.
  • Educate patients, family and/or significant others in normal and therapeutic nutrition and drug nutrient interactions based on assessment of individual learning needs (cognitive/emotional relative to age; cultural, and spiritual); develop education materials to be utilized in patient education.
  • Communicate assessment of nutrition status to other health care providers via documentation in patient’s medical record and participation in interdisciplinary patient care rounds.
  • Provide supervised learning experiences for dietetic interns when appropriate; provide services to other health care providers in nutrition/service issues pertinent to patient care; develop and provide education to the community.
  • Maintain a high level of competency and professional development through appropriate journals, books, websites/list servers and attendance of seminars, workshops and meetings/conferences. Participate in competency assessment process and self-evaluation to establish professional goals and development plan emphasizing area of specialization as appropriate.
  • Participate in interdepartmental and intradepartmental performance improvement activities related to patient care and service.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Bachelor's Degree in Dietetics or related field.

Required Trainings/Certifications

Registered dietician and licensed in the State of Ohio.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • One (1) to Two (2) years of related experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, problem solving, decision making, time management, and leadership skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
  • Crawling - Seldom
  • Crouching - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
  • Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 95488 


Dietitian, Department of General Surgery

Date:  May 4, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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