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Job Summary

Oversee nutritional care for patients in the clinic setting seen in the high risk obstetrics clinic.  The majority of patients this Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) will see have a pregnancy complicated by a diagnosis of  Type 1, 2, or gestational diabetes.  Support patients in behavior-based goal setting.  Demonstrate flexibility in job role to meet patient, unit and organizational needs. 


Organizational relationships

  • Supervision received from Manager of Ambulatory Care Nutrition Services, Ambulatory Care Administrative Leader(s), with oversight provided by physician lead(s)
  • Liaison relationship with interdisciplinary health care team for patient care populations of responsibility.
  • Peer relationships with RDNs in work group.



Patient Care:

  •  Conduct an ongoing comprehensive nutrition assessment for patients identified at nutritional risk and/or for patients identified to be seen as per ambulatory care   clinic standards.
  •  Incorporate evidence-based standards when interpreting patient related data.
  •  Perform nutrition diagnosis after identifying the problem and clarifying the cause of the problem. 
  •  Develop and implement an individualized plan for nutrition intervention.  Ground interventions through review of quality research and/or use of medical nutrition   therapy evidenced-based practice, with consideration to addressing patient specific needs in the nutrition care plan.
  •  Chart nutritional diagnosis, individualized nutrition treatment plan, follow-up documentation of patient outcomes and revisions to plan in the electronic medical   record.  This communication is performed in a timely manner that is consistent with policy and procedures.
  •  Recognize the varied needs of specific populations, including cultural, religious, and ethnic considerations.   
  •  Measure effectiveness of nutrition interventions in reaching desired outcomes; implement changes as indicated
  •  Communicate regularly with the interdisciplinary ambulatory care medical team 
  •  Abide by Michigan Medicine policy for: the proper use of patients’ protected health information, as well as the proper use of infection prevention precautions in   patient care areas.

Business Functions:

  • Utilize charge capture by RDN for RDN services.
  •  Provide quality service based on customer expectations and needs.
  •  Incorporate Michigan Medicine core values of respect, compassion, trust, integrity, efficiency and leadership into all work efforts.
  •  Maintain productivity standards and practice effective time management.
  •  Assist in achieving compliance with state and federal regulatory and accrediting agencies.
  • ·Participate in interdisciplinary meetings, task forces, and projects as appropriate.
  •  Contribute to quality improvement efforts, including data collection to help improve practice.

Required Qualifications*

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university 
  • Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and  Dietetics) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Minimum Certification:

  •  Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Requires primary   source verification.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Able to work with a team to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Communicate in a clear, concise and diplomatic manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Implement critical thinking to solve problems.
  • Use technology such as word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail.
  • Ideal for candidate to have familiarity with insulins, insulin pumps, and intensive glycemic control.

Desired Qualifications*

Preferred Education: 

  •  Master’s Degree in Nutrition related field. 
  •  Documented experience working with obstetric patients.

Preferred Certification

  • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

Work Schedule

The person who fills this role will be asked to work one, eight-hour day (Tuesday) of each week.

Additional Information


This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of persons in this job role

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.