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Your nutritional know-how can help patients in our community live happier, healthier lives.

Sodexo is seeking a full-time Pediatric Dietitian to add to our growing team at the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN. The Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is a Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center (CRPC), the highest state designation for pediatrics. It offers a full complement of pediatric subspecialists, a pediatric ER and ICU, and a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, providing the region's highest level of critical care for infants. Erlanger Health System is an academic medical center affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and is the region's most comprehensive network of hospitals and physicians.


  • reimbursement for AND dues, state licensure fees and CDR renewal
  • three weeks of vacation, eight holidays and three personal days paid each year
  • reimbursement for continuing education events
  • up to $5000 tuition reimbursement annually
  • career advancement opportunities with Sodexo’s Clinical Career Ladder

The successful candidate will:

  • provide nutritional care for pediatric, PICU and NICU patients;
  • develop and implement medical nutrition therapy using established standards of care;
  • perform quality improvement initiatives;
  • provide education to patients and families; provide staff education to ensure the safe management and care of clients and families; serve as preceptor to dietetic interns; and
  • collaborate with the interdisciplinary team during team conferences to recommend, implement, and monitor nutrition interventions.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Registered Dietitian credentials and be licensed in TN;
  • minimum of one year of experience working with pediatrics in an acute care setting;
  • strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • the ability to creatively problem solve, work independently with minimal supervision and make decisions while working within a self-directed and team-oriented work environment; and
  • the ability to work well with physicians, nursing and ancillary staff.

Learn more about Children's Hospital at Erlanger

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What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement:

Master's degree with completion of required coursework and supervised practice as dictated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

For those eligible for the registration exam prior to 1/1/24:

Bachelor's degree with completion of required coursework and supervised practice as dictated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)

Credentials Requirement:

Meets eligibility requirements for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and will become registered within 120 days of hire. In some states and/or facilities the RD/RDN credentials is required at the time of hire
Certification/licensure as required by state(s) of practice. In some states and/or facilities state certification/licensure is required at the time of hire

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years experienced practitioner able to work with minimal supervision

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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