Sample nutritionist job description

At [Company X], we are committed to promoting the overall health and wellness of our patients. We are searching for a qualified nutritionist to provide professional advice and health education to our patients. The nutritionist will evaluate our patients’ needs and create meal and exercise plans consistent with their dietary restrictions. They will also provide counsel, monitor progress, and make changes to plans as needed. Our ideal candidate is someone who stays up to date with trends and findings within their field and contributes to ongoing nutritional research.

Objectives of this role

  • Promote the overall health and wellness of patients by homing in on their unique nutritional needs
  • Work with patients to pinpoint their short- and long-term nutritional goals
  • Assist patients in meeting their goals through meal planning and regular check-ins
  • Educate patients and the public on healthy nutritional practices by creating and/or sourcing educational materials, or speaking with them directly
  • Uphold ethical healthcare standards
  • Use research, creativity, and careful monitoring to uncover new ways to help our patients
  • Contribute to the overall well-being of our organization


  • Evaluate patients’ dietary and nutritional needs, regularly consulting their medical records
  • Develop daily and weekly meal and exercise plans tailored to patients’ specific dietary restrictions and needs
  • Monitor patients’ health and document the effects of meal and exercise plans, making changes as needed
  • Provide regular counsel to patients throughout their nutritional journey
  • Contribute to research within the field of nutrition, and keep up to date with trends and new findings in order to best serve patients
  • Create educational materials for the public and individual patients, providing nutritional information and tips

Skills and qualifications

  • Nutritionist license and/or dietitian certification relevant to location of employment
  • Strong educational background in biochemistry and human physiology
  • Understanding of standard research methodologies
  • Background that demonstrates a strong commitment to ethical healthcare practices
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to serve diverse populations with a wide range of needs

Preferred qualifications

  • Degree in nutritional science or a related field
  • Experience counseling patients
  • Up to date on trends, best practices, and new findings
  • Contributor to ongoing nutritional research
  • Public speaking and outreach skills
  • Creative problem-solver