DAVIS COUNTY HOSPITAL
TITLE: Dietary Department Manager/Dietician
JOB GRADE: Exempt
APPROVED BY: Administrator
FORMER REVISION: New 10/2008
LATEST REVISION: New
LATEST REVIEW: New
This job description covers the most significant duties performed, but does not exclude
other assignments not mentioned.
Education & Training: Must be a registered dietician and licensed to practice in the state of
Iowa. Must have completed the 250 hour Food Service Manager
Course. Anyone with two (2) years supervisory experience or four
(4) year degree can take the exam to be a CDM without taking the
One year experience in supervision preferred. One year experience in
a clinical setting with additional experience in long term care field
Ability to comprehend and communicate written and oral instructions.
Reports to: Chief Nursing Officer
Supervises: Dietary Staff
1. Reviews diet orders of patients and residents for appropriateness; consults with physicians
and nursing staff, reviews patient charts, observes, interviews patients/families to assess
correct diet order/dietary needs. Documents assessed needs of those patients with special
needs, providing recommendations to improve nutritional status to an optimal level.
2. Provides diet instruction/consultation to inpatients, outpatients and cardiac rehab patients.
Documents dietary instruction/consultations provided. At times provides large group dietary
programs to inform public about recommended dietary practices.
Develops/obtains/coordinates material/programs to use in diet instructions and dietary
programs updating as necessary to keep information provided current. Works with the
education coordinator and various staff in preparing dietary educational programs or