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UnityPoint Health Dietitian-PACE in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - PACE

Sioux City

Fulltime 8am - 5pm M-F

Under supervision by the PACE Program Manager, plans and provides nutritional care for Siouxland PACE participants as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.

  • Benefits: Medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance and programs to help save for the future, such as 401(k) and Health Savings Account (HAS).

  • Personal Growth & Development: Learning, career opportunities and other experiences that support professional and personal growth.

  • Well-Being: Programs, activities and resources designed to enhance physical, financial and emotional well-being.

  • Recognition: The formal and informal ways to appreciate and celebrate each other.

  • Purpose: The meaningful connection between our daily work, team members, patients and the communities we serve.

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

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Essential Functions/Responsibilities - 90% annually

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable PACE Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, the Compliance Accountability Program, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to assure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical, and professional behavior.

  • Obtains and evaluates nutritional and medical history, laboratory data, test results, current medications, current diet orders and nutritional regimen to determine participant’s estimated nutritional needs.

  • Recommends and implements nutrition interventions that assist in maintaining or improving nutritional-related medical diagnoses.

  • Completes nutrition assessments for participants per regulatory guidelines and when needed to assist in developing participant’s plan of care and service delivery requests.

  • Instructs participants, family members, staff and contracted providers/facilities on diet, food safety and sanitation.

  • Documents pertinent participant information in the electronic medical record (EMR) and the participant plan of care.

  • Attends Interdisciplinary Team meetings daily and team activities when scheduled.

  • Coordinates meal planning/delivery for PACE Center meals with contracted food vendor monthly.

  • Monitors food safety and sanitation of PACE meal service.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria - 10% annually

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and/or food and nutrition that meets or exceeds the requirement by the American Dietetic Association for the registration examination.

  • Successful completion of internship or coordinated undergraduate program that meets the American Dietetic Association quidelines.


  • One year experience working with the frail elderly population.


  • Registration or registration eligible with the Commission on Dietetic Registration

  • Licensed or licensed eligible with the State of Iowa

  • Maintains current CPR status

  • Maintains current Adult Mandatory Reporter

Requisition ID: 2021-90454

Street: 1200 Triview Ave

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: PACE Day Center

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: M-F, 8:00-4:30

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