• Location: Owensboro, KY
  • Posted: Nov 25, 2019

Job Description

Provides clinical expertise and care related to nutritional support in an outpatient setting.

Job Responsibilities

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates educational programs for patients concerning nutrition.

Offers general health management for nutrition patients and groups. Distributes education literature to patients.

Responsible for community programming and education.

Oversees the weight management program for adults. Coordinates and helps to facilitate children's weight management program.

Conducts presentations to groups of all sizes regarding nutrition education/cooking classes.

Provides education and training for patients and healthcare providers on the theories, principles, and practices of specialized nutritional support.

Participates in and generates research and outcomes studies relating to specialized nutritional support.

Represents Healthpark in community as nutrition expert. Writes article in local newspapers, speaks to groups and regularly speaks with media on topics.

Organizational Responsibilities

Adheres to all organizational policies and procedures. Executes all tasks and behaves in a manner consistent with a culture of compliance, safety and a high reliability organization; behavior supports the organization's core commitments of Integrity, Service, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence, and Innovation.


Bachelor's degree or higher in Nutrition, Food Service Management or related field required. A combination of education, training and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.


Licensed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) in the state of Kentucky required. Basic Life Support (BLS)Healthcare Provider and First-Aid certification required within 90 days of employment in this position.

Work Experience

A minimum of 1 years' experience in a related clinical position preferred.

Skills and Attributes

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and works under minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

FLSA Classification



This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees. Specific duties and responsibilities consistent with the general nature and level of work described may vary by department and additional related duties may be assigned as needed. Some duties listed may not apply to all areas.

Additional Position Related Details

Populations Served

Training is provided relevant to the population served, based on scope of care of the service assignment.

Physical Requirements

Activity and Frequency:

Bending/Stooping - Never

Climbing - Never

Keyboard Data Entry - Frequently

Kneeling - Never

Lifting/Moving Patients - Never

Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 0-25 lbs - Frequently

Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - 25-75 lbs - Never

Lifting/Carrying (Non-Patient) - over 75 lbs - Never

Pushing/Pulling - 0-25 lbs - Never

Pushing/Pulling - 25-75 lbs - Never

Pushing/Pulling - over 75 lbs - Never

Reaching - Never

Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements - Never

Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements - Frequently

Running - Never

Sitting - Frequently

Squatting - Never

Standing - Frequently

Walking - Frequently

Audible Speech - Frequently

Hearing Acuity - Frequently

Smelling Acuity - Never

Taste Discrimination - Never

Vision: Depth Perception - Frequently

Vision: Distinguish Color - Frequently

Vision: Seeing - Far - Frequently

Vision: Seeing - Near - Frequently


Owensboro Health is committed to providing a safe working environment including training and access to person protective equipment necessary to this position. While performing duties of this position, occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens is present for all employees.

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Owensboro Health

1201 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42303

Phone: (270) 685-7747