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Registered Dietician

at State of Louisiana

Posted: 8/24/2019
Job Reference #: 2499976

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

Additional Supplemental Information:

This position is located in the Nutritional Services Department. This position is located in the Nutritional Services Department. 

This is a full time position and includes the following benefit options:  Health Insurance, Vision, Dental, and other miscellaneous insurances. Accrual of Annual and Sick Leave. Paid Holidays and Retirement Plans.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
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The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Hilary Dugar
Human Resources
Lallie Kemp Medical Center


Registered as a dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Possession of a permanent or provisional Louisiana dietitian/nutritionist license.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To serve as a member of the health care or management team providing nutritional care in health and disease, in a general clinical and/or production area.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
General from a Registered Dietitian of higher level or administrative official.

Supervision Exercised:
May exercise supervision over professional, paraprofessional, and non-professional dietary personnel.

Location of Work:
Twenty-four hour facilities statewide.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Dietitian and Registered Dietitian Applicant by professional registration.

Differs from Registered Dietitian Specialist by the lack of responsibility for providing specialized nutritional care.

Examples of Work

Serves as a general clinical and/or production dietitian in a hospital caring for patients with medically acute and chronic nutritional problems.

Calculates, writes, adapts, and modifies diets or menus to meet individual needs.

Counsels and teaches patients and their families the practical and technical aspect of the diet as it relates to the particular patient's health problem.

Implements nutritional assessment care plan for patients with severe nutritional problems.

Supervises subordinates in the production of meals and services, sanitation, and storage.

Implements personnel policies and procedures as established by the department and institution.

Plans, develops, and directs an ongoing in-service and on the job training program.

Plans and implements a quality assurance program related to the nutritional care of patients.

Plans and assists the director of the department in forecasting, finalizing and implementing special projects, layout designs, and determining equipment requirement and specifications.

Serves as the nutritional authority on health care teams.

Provides orientation for new nutritionists and training for graduate nutrition students, dietetic interns, and other health professionals.