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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Adult Bariatric Surgery Program is seeking a full-time Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to provide outpatient clinical support in the specialty of bariatric surgery. The RDN will perform nutrition assessments and develop nutrition care regimens for patients in the Adult Bariatric Surgery Program, including both the pre- and post-operative bariatric populations. The RDN will provide services at the Chelsea Professional Building, and additional locations including the main campus and Domino’s Farms, and may include some virtual work.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities


  • Organize patient health and disease information in order to identify nutrition related problems
  • Perform nutrition diagnosis after identifying and determining the cause of the problem
  • Develop and implement an individualized plan to address patient specific needs
  • Assist patient in behavior-based goal setting
  • Measure effectiveness of nutrition interventions in reaching desired outcomes
  • Reassess the nutrition care process and implement changes as indicated
  • Base interventions on reviews of quality research and/or use of medical nutrition therapy evidenced-based practice
  • Chart nutritional diagnosis, individualized nutrition treatment plan, follow-up documentation of patient outcomes and revisions to plan in the medical record. This communication is performed in a timely manner. Abide by UMHS policy for the proper use of patients’ protected health information.
  • Provide personal or phone contact and follow-up with patients as needed
  • Recognize the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious and ethnic concerns
  • Participate in multidisciplinary bariatric review committee meetings
  • Facilitate group programs including: support group meetings and nutrition classes on a scheduled or as needed basis
  • Incorporate evidence-based standards when interpreting patient-related data
  • Precept dietetic interns
  • Conduct in-services and educational presentations to hospital/departmental staff, dietetic interns and community groups
  • Participate in the registry of eligible patients for the Michigan Bariatric Surgery Collaborative
  • Participate in nutrition research studies and communicate findings through reports, abstracts, presentations, and publication
  • Utilize charge capture for RDN services.
  • Maintain productivity standards and practice effective time management.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree granted by an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • 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.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with active registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Requires primary source verification.

* Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): You must attach a complete and accurate resume and cover letter to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Dietetics, Nutritional Science, Health Behavior/Health Education is preferred.
  • Experience with adult weight management and dietary management of bariatric surgical candidates in an outpatient setting.
  • Certificate of training in adult weight management by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
  • Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Work Locations

The RDN will provide services at the Chelsea Professional Building, and additional locations including the main campus and Domino’s Farms, and may include some virtual work.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.