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Arkansas children's Registered Dietitian I - Full Time, Monday - Friday, 800 AM - 430 PM in Springdale, Arkansas

Work Shift:

Day Shift

Time Type:

Full time


CC097241 Clinical Nutrition


Provides therapeutic nutritional care - both direct and consultative; and provides medical nutrition therapy to infants and children in Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital. Able to provided nutritional assessments and counseling for a variety of medical specialties. Provides nutrition consultation for both internal and private practice referrals.



  1. Provides nutritional assessment and care to ACNW patients.
  • Performs nutrition assessments for referred patients.

  • Follows the progress of each assigned patient as indicated by condition.

  • Works with the medical team to provide optimal care for the patients.

  • Makes referrals to and communicates with the local health care team, home care companies and health department.

  • Teaches patient and/or caregiver needed information about diet, or feeding plan.

  • Identifies nutrition related issues and makes appropriate referrals for complex problems.

  • Gives talks and teaches classes as appropriate.

  1. Communicates effectively with patients, caregivers, physicians, nurses and clinic staff
  • Participates effectively and professionally in patient care conferences and with ACNW staff.

  • Communicates appropriately with the department leaders information regarding patients, problems encountered, requests for service, suggestions and improvements.

  • Adapts interactions and teaching styles to the learning needs of the patients and/or caregiver.

  • Provides instruction for patients in a positive learning environment.

  • Actively participates in ACNW meetings as schedule permits.

  1. Provides documentation for patient care and professional activities.
  • Documents all pertinent nutrition in the patient's medical records following JCAHO standards, ADIME format and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Insures that nutrition notes for patients are included in the patient's medical record.

  • Documents in the departmental records a minimum of 12 hours of ADA continuing education credit; maintains registration and licensure verified by HR on an annual basis.

  • Documents in the departmental records attendance in professional meetings and ACNW continuing education presentations.

  • Submits charges for patients seen, procedures performed and the amount of time spent doing each; documents other activities and amount of time spent.

  1. Conducts all nutrition related activities in a professional manner
  • Follows all departmental and pertinent policies to insure a standardized level of care for all patients.

  • Plans and organizes time to best serve the hospital.

  • Shares appropriate concerns and works in a positive manner with leadership and staff.

  • Represents ACNW Clinical Nutrition to parents, visitors and the public in a positive manner.

  • Provides assistance to leadership and other staff as needed.


  • Required - Master's degree or equivalent degree - Field of Study: Nutrition and Dietetics or related field. (Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field with Clinical Nutrition experience and enrolled in a Master's Degree program.)


  • Required - 1 years total experience required, which includes 1 year of Clinical Nutrition with a Bachelor's Degree experience


  • Required - Licensed Dietitian (LD) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)

  • Required - Registered Dietitian (RD) (Candidate must possesss at time of hire)


  • Required - Working knowledge of computer programs


  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 10 pounds

  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 25 pounds

  • Lifting/Pushing/Pulling Weight Up to 35 pounds

  • Noise Level Noise Level

  • Physical Activity Sit

  • Physical Activity Stand

  • Physical Activity Talk or hear

  • Physical Activity Use hands to touch, handle, or feel

  • Physical Activity Walk

  • Physical Environment Inside Office Environment / conditions

  • Safety Sensitivity This position has been designated as safety sensitive.

Children are at the center of everything we do. Arkansas Children’s is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows our organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas.

As Champions for Children, Arkansas Children’s Hospital has joined the elite 6 percent of hospitals in the world that have Magnet Status . Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the most prestigious distinction a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes.

Arkansas Children’s is driven by four core values: safety, teamwork, compassion and excellence. These values inform every decision and every action, from the aggressive pursuit of zero hospital infections to treating each family with dignity, kindness and concern. These core values fundamentally guide our work at Arkansas Children’s.

For more than a century, Arkansas Children’s has continuously evolved to meet the unique needs of the children of Arkansas and beyond. Today, Arkansas Children’s is more than just a hospital treating sick kids – our services include two hospitals, a pediatric research institute, a foundation, clinics, education and outreach, all with an unyielding commitment to making children better today and healthier tomorrow.

Arkansas Children’s reaches more children in more ways where they live, learn and play. Our system includes a 336-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News World Report in four specialties (2017-18): Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery, ranked No. 37; Neonatology, No. 38; Pediatric Pulmonology, ranked No. 47; and Pediatric Urology, ranked No. 48. A sister campus, Arkansas Children’s Northwest , opened in February 2018, bringing 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state.

Arkansas Children's provides equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, disability, military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. Further, Arkansas Children's will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.