Job Description

Job Title: Dietitian - Inpatient - UPMC Harrisburg/West Shore
Job ID: 1900028E
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hospitals
Department: Nutrition Therapy
Location: 111 South Front Street, Harrisburg PA 17105


UPMC Pinnacle is excited to be hiring a part-time Dietitian. The candidate will support UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg and West Shore, and may be asked to support inpatient appointments at UPMC Carlisle. The candidate must be willing to work a weekend rotation. 


To provide nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients.

  • Provide quality patient care to diverse patient populations using Medical Nutrition Therapy to include assessment, goals and plan of care.
  • Accountable as nutrition liaison/expert to assigned units &/or committees responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.
  • Demonstrate effective communication methods as a collaborative member of the interdisciplinary care team.
  • As required, knowledgeable about outpatient billing guidelines and performs necessary documentation to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
  • Formulate a Nutrition Diagnosis and identify Malnutrition through application of Nutrition Focused Physical Assessment and the nationally established criteria for identification of malnutrition.
  • Provide appropriate nutritional education and counseling based upon patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • As required, demonstrate professional writing skills adaptable to all health literacy levels in preparing materials, presentations and other communications.
  • Provide timely interventions as determined by Nutrition Risk level and the Plan of Care.
  • Participate in department based Quality Process Improvement activities with an ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Appropriate execution of order writing as governed by the Dietitian Delegation Order system protocol.


  • Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics degree. 
  • One to tow years healthcare 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.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration or registration exam eligible with employment contingent upon passing the RD examination within three months of date of hire. 
  • Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years. 
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania within six months of hire and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every two years.

  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $22.53 to $33.79 / hour

    Union Position: No

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