Clinical Nutrition Specialist I

Rochester, NY


To provide timely, comprehensive, evidence-based nutritional care and education to patients and families. Participate in the training of medical staff, dietetic interns and peers. Ensure best practices by regularly reviewing the literature and changing policies/practice, if warranted. Does so in a manner which is highly responsive to patients’ needs and promotes and supports the highest quality nutritional care.


  1. Provide ongoing nutritional assessment, monitoring, evaluation, and education to patients and families. Develops and implements individualized nutrition care plans for patients across the lifecycle, from infants to the elderly, as assigned.

  2. Integrate evidence-based research in the education, practice and management of patients.

  3. Effectively communicate nutrition plans and rationale to team members both verbally and in the medical record. Demonstrate the ability to utilize various HIPAA secure patient communication modalities such as “Zoom”, “My Chart”, etc.

  4. Provides education on medical nutrition therapy and food-drug interactions to patients to patients, their families and significant others; ensures continuity of care when a patient transitions to an alternate level of care within the facility or at discharge; develops nutrition education materials. Provide lectures to residents, NP’s, and Fellows on Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Demonstrates advanced clinical skills and knowledge base and mentors Clinical Dietitians. Serves as clinical preceptor to dietetic interns and provides didactic training to nutrition students, peers (journal club) and other medical professionals (including medical students, surgical residents, fellows, attendings). Participates in orienting, training and in-servicing professional and other nutrition staff. Maintains expertise by pursuing pertinent continuing education opportunities.

  5. Participates in unit-based, disease-specific and interdisciplinary rounds on a frequent basis and acts as a consultant/resource to all members of the health care team. Participates in weekly nutrition support rounds. Serves as liaison/ambassador between patients/units and foodservice staff.

  6. Exercises independent judgment and displays advanced decision making. Evaluates literature, new products, and techniques; develops standards/protocols to ensure consistent, appropriate, evidence-based therapies.

  7. Participates in quality assurance activities. Serves on committees for department and hospital initiatives. Represents the department at community nutrition functions. Attend regular department staff meetings as scheduled.

  8. Research/Publishing/Speaking - Opportunities may arise and participation is encouraged, though not required.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition, Foods and Nutrition Service or equivalent, completion of one-year dietetic internship experience or equivalent required.

  • Master’s Degree in related field preferred

  • 2 years of clinical nutrition experience in a health care setting required.

  • Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics required

  • Advanced certification, CNSC or CSP required within 18 months of hire required.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 58,760 - $ 76,398 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Opening: Part Time 20 hours Grade 053 Nutritional Support Services