6.04 Adherence to Policy and Procedures
Effective Date: 4/13 Date Revised or Reviewed: 7/2016
Interns are expected to follow all policies and procedures to the UW HEALTH, UW-Madison and
those of the affiliation sites. Unprofessional behavior can be interpreted as lack of interest and
reflects poorly on the organizations and the profession of dietetics.
The UW HEALTH Dietetic Interns will adhere to UW-Madison and UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship
and UW HEALTH Administrative Policies and Procedures. Interns will adhere to all host site
policies while at affiliated rotation sites.
A. Dietetic interns receive a copy of the UW Health Dietetic Internship Handbook at the start of
B. The UW HEALTH Handbook is reviewed at UW HEALTH New Employee Orientation and is
available on the UW HEALTH Intranet.
C. The UW-Madison policies are available online at www.wisc.edu.
D. Policies are reviewed with the interns during program orientation and referenced as
E. Preceptors associated with affiliation agreements will provide the intern with site-specific
policies that need to be adhered to while at the rotation site during the beginning of their
F. Interns’ adherence to policies and procedures will be monitored by the Dietetic Internship
program manager and program preceptors.
G. Failure to adhere to UW HEALTH, UW HEALTH Dietetic Internship or UW-Madison policy
and procedures may result in discipline including performance improvement plans,
suspension, probation, dismissal or termination from the Dietetic Internship Program.
Karen Kritsch, PhD, RD
UW HEALTH Clinical Nutrition Manager, Outpatient Operations and Dietetic Internship
Susan Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP
VP DEV, NURSING & PT CARE SVCS