Chief Clinical Dietitian Salary
Median pay for Chief Clinical Dietitians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $63K annually. Women account for the majority of Chief Clinical Dietitians who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Chief Clinical Dietitians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
|Salary||$45,953 - $77,182|
|Total Pay (||$47,434 - $84,338|
|Total Pay (||$47,434 - $84,338|
Job Description for Chief Clinical Dietitian
Chief clinical dietitians generally work in hospitals and other healthcare institutions to implement nutrition plans in order to encourage patients' health and recovery. These dietitians have extensive knowledge of the nutritional field and all new developments so patients can be provided with the best nutritional plans possible.Read More...
Chief clinical dieticians must consider what patients are able to eat and how it coincides with various health restraints, and it is also important to be aware of interactions between foods, drugs, herbs, and supplements to make sure that nutritional items do not clash. These dietitians must also emphasize the modification of food textures when necessary in order to increase patients' nutritional intake and progression toward solid foods, if possible. Knowledge of special diets, such as religious and cultural diets, is also important.
Those in this position must examine each patient’s needs individually in order to create customized plans, so patience, people skills, and problem-solving skills are all important for the position. Chief clinical dietitians must work well with other medical staff such as nurses and doctors in order to devise these plans, as well.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition is generally required for this position, and valid state licensing and board registration may also be necessary. Prior experience as a dietitian may be required by some employers.
Chief Clinical Dietitian Tasks
- Consult with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patient.
- Supervise and lead the dietitian staff and give direction in all aspects of patient nutritional care.
- Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of dietitian staff.
- Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop and implement complex dietary-care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
- Analyze medical records and patient charts to assess nutritional needs.
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Clinical Dietitian
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $63K. Chief Clinical Dietitians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $66K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $60K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.
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