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CommonSpirit Health Dietitian Bariatrics .8 in WEST DES MOINES, Iowa


MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals –MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house morethan 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operatinghospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and alliedhealth associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and TrinityHealth – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


MercyOne Des Moines is looking for a qualified Dietitan to join their Baratrics team. This exciting position is a .8 FTE.

What you’ll do:

  • Assists with planning and developing services for the referred clients enrolled in the Bariatrics/Optifast/Optitrim and traditional weight reduction programs.

  • Assists in developing, evaluating, revising and organizing educational materials, classes and teaching materials.

  • Conducts nutrition-associated classes for bariatric surgery, Optifast/Optifast and traditional weight loss clients throughout the day including evening hours.

  • Assists in developing Continuous Quality Improvement programs, identifying problems, establishing criteria and standards, collection of data and summarize the results formonitoring compliance to meet Joint Commission and Bariatric Centers for Excellence criteria.

  • Assist the Director by planning, coordinating, and integrating the clinical aspects of dietetics and weight reduction to provide optimal nutritional care as prescribed for clients of all agesincluding; children, adolescents, adult and geriatrics.

  • Provides direction and nutrition education teaching skills for dietetic interns to promote nutrition and weight reduction counseling intervention. Supports professional relationships with allied team members regarding nutrition for clients who have additional health and disease-related concerns.

  • Assists with developing marketing material for physicians, clients, and the public.

  • Monitors client’s food diaries and provides recommended changes as needed.

MercyOne Des Moines provides you with the same level of care you provide for others. We care about our employees' well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance.

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft

  • Free Premium Membership to with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs

  • Wellness Program

Whether you are an experienced Dietitian 'who's seen it all' or working toward that, we invite you to join MercyOne Des Moines today and experience it with us!


  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition or dietetics required.

  • Completion of the Coordinated Undergraduate Program, internship, traineeship or other qualifying experience approved by The American Dietetic Association is required.

  • Current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration is required.

  • Current license with the State of Iowa Code for Dietetic Practice is required.

  • One-to-two years of experience in various areas in the acute care setting of clinical dietetics is recommended.

  • Current membership with the American Dietetic Association (ADA) is recommended

  • ADA Certification in Adult Weight Management or within the first 3 years of position placement is desirable.

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Requisition ID 2021-164289

Employment Type Part Time

Department Nutrition Services

Hours / Pay Period 64

Shift Day

Standard Hours day

Facility / Process Level : Name MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center


Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.