Dignity Health

  • CLINICAL DIETITIAN

    Job ID
    2018-52404
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Department
    Nutrition Services
    Hours / Pay Period
    80
    Facility
    California Hospital Medical Center
    Shift
    Day
    Location
    LOS ANGELES
    State/Province
    CA
    Standard Hours
    Variable/Weekdays/Weekends
  • Overview

    Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit https://www.dignityhealth.org/socal/locations/californiahospital for more information.

    Responsibilities

    Position Title: Clinical Dietitian

     

    Position Summary: 

     

    Provides medical nutritional therapy to patients by assessing nutritional status, developing a plan of care to maintain or improve nutritional status, periodically evaluating the patient's response to the plan of care, and modifying it as required for optimal outcomes. Counsels patients and/or families about food requirement, eating habits, and therapeutic nutrition.

    • Completes patient nutritional assessment and establishes plan of care for patient's nutritional requirements; utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
    • Documents assessment, plan, actions and patients' progress.
    • Develops, reviews, updates and implements educational materials to meet the needs of patients and clinical professionals. Serves as an expert resource and collaborates with the multi-disciplinary medical team on any nutrition-related matters.
    • Participate in care planning meetings, rounds, and test trays in the kitchen

     

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience: 

    • Minimum one (1) year experience as a Registered Dietitian; Working experience in an acute care hospital highly preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or related field
    • Valid registration as a Registered Dietitian

    Skills:

     

    • Knowledge of therapeutic approaches and principles of Medical Nutrition Therapy and ability to plan, develop and deliver nutritional interventions as well as provide individualized dietary consultations.
      Knowledge of and ability to assess patients and develop and implement a treatment plan.
    • Knowledge of education concepts and techniques; the ability to educate people about food requirement, eating habits, and therapeutic nutrition.
    • Knowledge of principles and practices associated with menu planning; ability to plan nutritious and varied meals for patients and staff.
    • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations governing dietary guidelines; ability to apply these theories to design, develop and maintain a healthy diet.
    • Knowledge of customer service concepts and techniques; ability to meet or exceed customer needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.

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