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Lead Dietitian- Sign-On Bonus & Daylight Hours! UPMC McKeesport

  • Job ID: 162862096
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: daylight hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC McKeesport
  • Department: Dietary and Cafeteria
  • Location: 1500 Fifth Avenue, Mckeesport PA 15132
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $23.77 to $41.22 / hour


UPMC McKeesport is searching for a full-time Lead Dietitian to support our Food and Nutrition Department! This role will work daylight shifts. If you are a Registered Dietitian with at least 4 years in healthcare/clinical nutrition or you have your Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics with 2 years of experience, apply today to join this amazing team! 

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus:

$10,000 will be paid to you in one installment within 90 days of hire if you make a 2-year commitment to UPMC

A Lead Dietitian provides a high level of nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients and takes a leadership role in facilitating department workflow and initiatives.


  • As required, knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
  • Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol.
  • Formulate a Nutrition Diagnosis and identify Malnutrition through the application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.
  • Mentor and train dietetic students, interns, and support personnel and provide feedback for student and program improvement.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based on patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary care team.
  • Lead or participate in department-based Quality Process Improvement activities with the ability to actively endorse the evidence-based practice.
  • Manages department programs/projects. Projects may include but are not limited to QI, Competency program, Department Software management, writing schedules, and coordinating orientation of new associates.
  • Leadership role in facilitating changes within the department and coordinating daily workflow as needed, forwarding issues appropriately to Coordinator and Manager
  • Provides feedback/peer review as appropriate for associates in the Performance Review process including relevant supporting documents.
  • As required, demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations, and other communications.
  • Accountable as nutrition liaison/expert to assigned units & participate as a member of interdisciplinary committees, responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.
  • Assumes duties of Dietitian Coordinator or Manager in their absence
  • Provide quality patient care to diverse patient populations using Medical Nutrition Therapy to include assessment, goals, and plan of care and provide timely interventions as determined by Nutrition Risk level and the Plan of Care.
  • Attend at least one skill-building education session on project development and/or administration annually.



  • B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
  • 4 years clinical Nutrition experience as a registered dietitian required OR Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • 2 years clinical nutrition experience as a registered dietitian required.
  • 1 year supervisory/program management experience preferred.
  • Skills: Analytical skills to accurately assess, plan, and evaluate outcomes. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a diverse population and collaborate in a team environment. Strong nutrition education/counseling and mentoring skills.Critical thinking skills for sound decision-making.Leadership skills for program/staff development.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration. Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years.
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every 2 years.
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Act 34

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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