Bariatric Clinical Dietitian – SLHS – Boise, ID


Bariatric Clinical Dietitian

Default: Location: CityBoiseCategoryClinical Technologist / Technicians Work UnitBariatric Services Admin Boise Hospital Position TypePart-Time Work ScheduleDAY Requisition ID2023-70021 Default: Location : LocationUS- 

Work Location: Name115 Main St, Boise, Main Street Professional Building


St. Luke’s Health System in Boise is seeking a Clinical Dietitian to join our Bariatric team.

The Bariatric Surgery Dietitian provides nutrition guidance and counseling to Bariatric surgery patients through development, implementation and monitoring of dietary recommendations pertaining to weight loss surgery.

Duties include but are not limited to:  Teaching virtual pre-surgery group classes, 1:1 nutrition counseling post-surgery, leading/facilitating virtual cooking classes,  lifestyle classes and support groups.  

The position is 32 hours per week 


  • Conducts nutrition care in accordance with the Nutrition Care Process while maintaining time guidelines according to hospital policy.
  • Identifies patient nutrition status and nutritional needs using established standards of care and practice guidelines.
  • Determines priorities for care through assessment, planning, intervention, and monitoring/evaluation.
  • Provides patient and staff education on Nutrition Care in an evidence-based manner using approved education materials.
  • Conduct nutrition-focused physical examinations, diagnose malnutrition, and independently order nutrition-related feedings, diets, and medications within the scope of practice defined by Medical Staff Services. Make referrals to others within and outside SLHS as necessary.
  • May lead and mentor others acting as the first point of escalation. May participate in interview, training, and onboarding process as needed. Participate in performance improvement initiatives as needed.
  • May assist the Clinical Nutrition Manager with department operations and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Handles moderately complex issues using knowledge of procedures and policies. Refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Obtains and maintains credentials, privileges, and competency for all applicable clinical areas administered by Medical Staff Services.
  • Actively participates in department-level care councils.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, or a related field
  • Experience: 2 years relevant experience
  • Licenses/Certifications: Current Registered or Licensed Dietitian in state of practice

Why St. Luke’s

A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke’s Health System. We are the state’s largest employer, with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We’re proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.

For more information, please contact Julie Leguineche at  

About Boise

Known as the “City of Trees,” Boise is Idaho’s capital city—both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports.  Downtown Boise’s main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art MuseumJulia Davis Park and Zoo Boise.  The Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails. 

Learn more about what the City of Trees has to offer you:

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*St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.