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Outpatient Dietitian (Full Time / Day Shift)


Full time, Monday through Friday, 7:30-4pm. No weekends, no holidays, occasional evenings.

Job Description


Provides individual and group nutrition counseling for referred patients and provides education programs for business and community groups.  Patient/customer care includes care to patients/customers in the following age groups: adolescent (13 through 18 years), adult (19 through 64 years), and geriatric (65 years and above).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Provides individual and group nutrition counseling and education in nutrition principles. May provide sessions in outpatient (including in-home as necessary) and/or inpatient settings.

  • Maintains effective nutrition education programs for specific populations served.

  • Maintains nutritional records and communicates pertinent information with appropriate healthcare professional(s).

  • Participates in continuing educational activities to maintain current skills and information and as per license requirements.

  • Participates in marketing of services.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Performs daily and/or routine maintenance and calibrates the test equipment as necessary.  Recognizes and troubleshoots basic instrument malfunctions and resolves with the proper action taken.

  • Sets up, performs, and evaluates programmed quality control materials according to established control limits.

  • Runs standards and patient samples through automated or manual protocols and monitors manual functions of test systems and instruments to assume reliable accuracy and precision.  Maintains the link for test results to patients.

  • Evaluates instrument results.  Enters results and pertinent information necessary for valid physician interpretation.

  • Provides nutritional updates and educates staff in nutritional education trends.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition or related field from an accredited school.

  • Licensed in the state of Pennsylvania as a dietitian-nutritionist within three (3) months from date of hire.

  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian, issued by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or registration eligible/obtaining certification within 3 months from date of hire.

  • Two (2) years of nutrition education.

  • One (1) year of diabetes education knowledge and counseling skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and other members of health care team.


  • Two (2) to three (3) years of clinical nutrition education, knowledge, and counseling skills.

  • One (1) year education background in teaching/learning with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • One (1) year of maternal/newborn nutritional education

  • Previously experience working with lower income populations.

  • Two (2) years of clinical nutrition education.

  • Bilingual in Spanish/English.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.


Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

CAMPUS Full Time Posted on 10/20/2023