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Cleveland Clinic Registered Dietitian/Diabetes Care & Education Specialist in Lakewood, Ohio

Job ID: 128964


  • Provides direct patient care using medical nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management education for an assigned patient population.

  • Provides counseling and education services to patient with diabetes and/or obesity that require nutritional management .

  • Implements a nutritional care plan, communicates plan, establishes a follow-up system and maintains documentation.

  • Develops and contributes to Cleveland Clinic sponsored education programs for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, students, peers and the public.

  • Creates and revises education materials related to diabetes and weight management.

  • Participates in program development designed to market and expand departmental services and revenue generation.

  • Markets services to potential and current referral sources; develops and implements services in response to client's needs and wants.

  • Actively contributes to departmental initiatives, including committees and projects.

  • Supports the dietetic internship program as a supervised practice rotation preceptor and class instructor.

  • Completes reports for ongoing productivity tracking.

  • Participates in professional growth activities; attends and contributes to conferences and seminars on nutrition and related topics.

  • Represents Cleveland Clinic on nutrition related matters.

  • Conducts clinical research. Utilizes clinical software applications to facilitate care.

  • Complies with all regulatory organizations including CMS, JCAO, ADA and policies and procedures of the department and Cleveland Clinic.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics or a closely related field.


  • Maintains current license to practice dietetics in the current state (LD) and active certification as a Registered Dietitian (RD).

  • CDCES preferred. *Strongly preferred.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work unsupervised or with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum one year experience as a Registered Dietitian in clinical nutrition.

  • Successful completion of a Dietetic Internship Program may substitute for experience requirement.

  • Connection/experience with diabetes program preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to navigate extensively to provide services to a large number of patients throughout the hospital and manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer entry.

  • Must have physical ability to measure and weigh patients.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.