Registered Dietitian


18126 (E S SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
18127 (NE S SEIU 925 HCP/LT)
23110 (NE H NI SEIU 925 HCP/LT)


At the University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake (UWMC-Montlake), this class serves as a specialist in nutritional assessment and provides medical nutritional therapy to patients.


Under general direction, serves as a specialist in nutritional assessment, management and education of patients in specialty areas such as Oncology, Transplant, Bariatrics, Diabetes, ICU/Critical Care or Neonatal ICU.


Perform dietitian duties in a specialty area such as; Oncology, Transplant, Bariatrics, Diabetes, ICU/Critical Care, or Neonatal ICU;

Assess special nutritional needs of patients, including those with high risk nutritional issues;

Assess, evaluate, and prescribe modified/therapeutic diets;

Recommend to medical staff medication use or dosage to optimize nutritional therapy and address food and drug interaction for designated medications;

Serve as a consultant on nutrition care as a member of a health care team; Act as liaison between clinical dietitians and other clinical professional staff;

Develop, organize, implement and evaluate nutrition education for patients; arrange discharge nutrition care plans with outside agencies;

Adhere to all state, federal, local and JCAH standards for dietary departments; advise on requirements as appropriate;

Conduct research projects within the area of specialty;

Provide input in development of budgetary data, such as FTE requirements, equipment needs, revenue forecasting;

Participate in the development of electronic medical records and utilize database systems and train other staff in their use to evaluate nutrition care;

Coordinate outreach programs, train community dietitians in current research and its application to nutrition and food service systems in sub-specialty areas;

Educate staff and providers, develop and present in-service programs to students and staff in specialty area;

May provide day-to-day work direction to Dietetic Technician(s) or other assigned staff;

May participate in selection of applicants, training and onboarding/orientation of new employees;

May assist in developing education objectives and implementing programs of study for dietetic and post-masters students; and

Perform other duties as assigned.


A Bachelor’s degree involving major study in food and nutrition or dietetics


Registration as a Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics within three (3) months of hire


Washington State Dietitian Certification within six (6) months of hire.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


02-01-2022: Class adopted for UW contract classified staff per PERC decision to add this title to the SEIU Local 925 Healthcare Prof/Lab Tech bargaining unit (Case #133180-E-20). Incorporates the work of UW classified non-union job code 16005-Dietitian 1/Washington State Job Code 311E and 16001-Dietitian 2/Washington State Job Code 311F at UWMC-Montlake.