• Full-time
  • York, Chambersburg, Philhaven
  • posted February 29, 2024
Wellspan Health

Clinical Dietitian

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Our Vision:

WellSpan’s vision is to reimagine healthcare through the delivery of comprehensive, equitable health and wellness solutions throughout our continuum of care. As an integrated delivery system focused on leading in value-based care, we encompass nearly 1,900 employed providers, 220 locations, eight award-winning hospitals, home care and a behavioral health organization serving South Central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. With a team more than 20,000 strong, WellSpan experts provide a range of services, from wellness and employer services solutions to advanced care for complex medical and behavioral conditions. Our clinically integrated network of 2,600 aligned physicians and advanced practice providers are dedicated to providing the highest quality and safety, inspiring our patients and communities to be their healthiest.

Our Values:

Respect for All: We are deeply committed to respecting everyone. In pursuit of true respect, we seek to better know and appreciate both each other and our patients. Through knowing people better we conduct ourselves with empathy and respect the diversity, rights and dignity of all regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, economic status or personal circumstances.

Working as One: We work as one so our patients, consumers and communities can experience the benefit of WellSpan “working as one” with them and on their behalf. We work as one across professions, organizational boundaries and communities by collaborating, coordinating, and sharing expertise, information and resources—to better meet the needs of those we serve.

Assume Positive Intent: As we seek to know one another and work as one we assume positive intent. We give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that they had positive intentions, identify the situational details, and get the bigger picture.

Do the Right Thing: We earn the trust and confidence of the individuals and communities that we serve by doing what’s right; acting with transparency and honesty; protecting patient confidentiality; paying special attention to vulnerable moments such as transitions in care; and meeting the letter and the spirit of all applicable laws, regulations and professional standards. Integrity is expected in your performance and you should feel safe, empowered and confident that when you do the right thing, you will be supported. Together, leadership, staff and governance are all committed to creating a culture that empowers everyone to do the right thing.

Find a Better Way: We are relentless in our pursuit of discovering better ways to meet our mission and serve our communities. We take seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to our care. We are creative. We innovate, seek out and share best practices, focus on long-term sustainability and adopt ways of transforming the delivery of healthcare. We are steadfast in our commitment to continuously learning and improving both as individuals and as an organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

Dietitian – Food and Nutrition

Current Openings – York, Chambersburg, and Philhaven

Our Mission:

Working as One to Improve Health through exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness, and healthy communities.

Job Description:

Assesses and monitors nutritional care, manages physician ordered therapeutic diets and provides nutritional education to patients. May coordinate patient menu activities.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs nutritional assessments and follow up care involving review of patient charts, diagnoses, and nutritional history.
  • Develops and implements a nutrition care plan, as appropriate.
  • Performs nutritional screenings and follow up on assigned areas.
  • Documents all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with institutional and departmental standards.
  • Reviews, updates, and coordinates patient nutritional care through ongoing communications with nursing, providers, and other members of the health care team.
  • Assesses patients' educational needs. Develops and implements a nutrition education plan for patients on assigned area.
  • Teaches group nutrition classes.
  • Writes diet and enteral and parenteral nutrition orders, in coordination with the patient’s provider.
  • Represents clinical nutrition at multidisciplinary committees, task forces and project groups.
  • Participates in performance improvement initiatives.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Maintains appropriate records, reports, and files as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, inservice meetings, and workshops.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Serves as an educational resource to peers, allied health and medical professionals.
  • Attends multidisciplinary team meetings regularly to discuss patient care needs.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan’s values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.
Desired Qualifications:


Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition or related field. Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Supervised practice experience. Required


  • Registered Dietitian within 90 days Required and
  • Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist within 180 days Required.

Courses and Training:

  • Completion of an Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) approved program. Upon Hire Required
  • Nutrition Support Dietitian certification (CNSD) Upon Hire Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of foods/nutrition.
  • Knowledge of food preparation.
  • Knowledge of human nutrition.

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