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Position Summary: The Surgical Weight Loss Specialty Dietitian is a Registered Dietitian responsible for providing comprehensive nutrition assessment, evidence-based medical nutrition therapy, and counseling clients on a highly effective treatment plan pre and post-bariatric surgery. A great amount of passion and resourcefulness is required to thrive in this position. The Dietitian meets frequently with patients: pre and post-op with appointments focused on dietary education and modification, as well as laboratory result review/treatment of micronutrient deficiencies. The incumbent provides education on behavioral modifications, discusses dietary supplementation, and communicates/coordinates with bariatric surgeons, bariatricians or referring physicians on follow-up care. Additional responsibilities include care coordination and referrals to interdisciplinary team members including behavioral counseling, eating disorder clinics, pharmaceutical resource clinics, iron infusion services, and plastic surgery for skin removal.
Minimum Requirements: Two (2) years adult bariatric/weight loss surgery experience preferred Prior experience with adult obesity preferred Prior experience with group facilitation and individual counseling preferred
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelors degree in food and nutrition, dietetics, or related field Master preferred (MS, MA) Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association Current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registry (CDR) in good standing Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) or obtain an NPI prior to employment start date Certified Dietitian in the state of Washington Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM) preferred or obtained within 2-3 years of hire Certified in Basic Life Support
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Full Time Employee: YesPrimary Shift: Day Work Schedule: Day Shifts
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 20,000 team members, including employees, providers and volunteers. MultiCare has been caring for our community for well over a century, since the founding of Tacoma’s first hospital and today is the largest community-based, locally governed system of health in the state of Washington, serving communities across Washington and Northern Idaho.
MultiCare’s comprehensive system of health includes numerous primary care, urgent care and specialty services — including Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network; MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care; Pulse Heart Institute; MultiCare Medical Associates, affiliated physicians; MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in the Inland Northwest region; and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care Organization.
Eleven hospitals complete the organization: Allenmore Hospital, Auburn Medical Center, Capital Medical Center, Covington Medical Center, Deaconess Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital — the Puget Sound region’s only children’s hospital and state-designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center for Western Washingt...on — Navos Behavioral Health Hospital, Valley Hospital, Tacoma General Hospital — which is home to the South Puget Sound region’s only Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit — and Wellfound Behavioral Health Hospital.
Our core values of Respect, Integrity, Stewardship, Excellence, Collaboration and Kindness, serve as our guiding principles and impact every aspect of our organization, including how we provide patient care and what we expect from each other.
MultiCare is also proud of our commitment to workforce diversity and culturally competent care. This commitment is led by our CEO and supported through employee education and community outreach.