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Clinical Dietitian

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Hartford Hospital


Hartford, CT

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Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
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Work where every moment matters.

Ever day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here.  We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!

For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.


Plans, assesses, interprets and implements nutritionally appropriate therapy according to the needs of patients based on medical diagnoses. Performs as a member of the multidisciplinary care team.  Effectively interacts with patients, families and other care team members according to the principles, ethics, practices and standards of professional dietetics.  


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with successful completion of approved dietetics program.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) through Commission of Dietetics Registration; or eligible to take RD exam, must pass registration exam within 90 days of hire.Certification Dietitian-Nutritionist (CD-N) with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • One (1) year hospital experience as a clinical dietitian preferred
  • Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC).
  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES).

Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements 

Ability to read and understand written and verbal instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use, working knowledge of Windows-based software).

Broad knowledge of medical nutrition therapy. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with colleagues and members of the health care team. Demonstrated written and presentation skills. Ability to communicate technical or complex information and present effective and persuasive discussions. Ability to prioritize daily work assignments. Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth.  Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children.  We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance.  Every moment matters.  And this is your moment.


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