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Registered Dietitian

Company: Pacific Medical Centers
Location: Burbank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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Providence is calling a per diem/on-call, day shift Registered Dietitian to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.

We are seeking a Registered Dietitian who will plan and deliver nutritional care of patients/residents in accordance with physicians' orders and requirements of regulatory agencies. Functions as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team to assess, plan and administer nutrition care to patients with nutritional risk factors

In this position you will:

  • Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, improving organization performance program, patient/customer safety, and infection control standards.
  • Assess patient/resident nutritional status according to department, hospital and regulatory agency standards of care in determining appropriate nutritional care plan.
  • Use independent discretion and judgment when interacting with all members of the health care team in administering nutrition care plans in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate medical records to obtain necessary medical information to determine patient/resident nutritional status and develop nutritional care plan.
  • Demonstrate ability to tailor treatment based on unique requirements of patients' age and developmental needs. Exhibits knowledge of patients' developmental needs and demonstrates skills necessary to deliver patient care to that population.
  • Consult with medical staff on appropriate nutritional intervention to improve patient/resident nutritional status or prevent further deterioration of health.
  • Document recommendations in the patient/resident medical record according to department and hospital policy to communicate to physicians and other team members.
  • Use clinical judgment to evaluate effects of nutritional intervention and to determine need for further intervention and revision of nutrition care plan.
  • Develop and maintains an effective rapport with patients/residents to determine individuals' needs and most effective methods to meet those needs.
  • Provide nutrition education and counseling, upon physician referral or based on clinical professional judgments, for patients/residents admitted to the medical center and outpatient settings.
  • Participate in patient/resident care conferences and multi-disciplinary team meetings to provide clinical assessment of patient/residents nutritional status and discharge/continuing care plans.
  • Provide drug-nutrient interaction information to other health care team members and assists in the education of adverse drug-nutrient interactions to patients/residents.
  • Use professional judgment and discretion when recommending nutrition supplementation in order to promote cost-effective and appropriate nutrition care.
  • Assist with data collection and evaluation of performance improvement indicators to monitor the quality and appropriateness of patient/resident care.
  • Supervise Dietetic Technicians in conducting nutritional screening and in providing nutrition care to low potential risk patients/residents.
  • Assist with performance planning and on-the-job training of Dietetic Technicians and Dietitian Assistants.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Food and Nutrition Services Department staff to provide a coordinated, high quality service to patients/residents.
  • Maintain clinical and professional status through continuing education per the registration standards administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Comply with the department clinical productivity standards.
  • Conduct inservices/presentations as requested to health care professionals, hospital employees and community to enhance understanding and role of nutrition in health and disease.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of clinical nutrition programs, peer review activities, and other clinical standards to ensure program consistency.
  • The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:
  • Assist with care and maintenance of nutrition education materials and supplies.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics approved didactic program in dietetics.
  • Completion of an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supervised practice program.
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registered or registry eligible (must pass exam within 6 months of hire) as a Registered Dietitian.
  • Knowledge of foods/nutrition; food preparation/production; supervisory/instructional techniques.
  • General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Dietitian experience.

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA, is a 414 bed acute care facility, known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care, has provided the full range of diagnostic, treatment, care and support services for the San Fernando Valley communities for close to 70 years. Many of our specialized services are provided within our Heart and Vascular Institute, one of Los Angeles County's first STEMI designated receiving centers of heart attack victims; our Hycy and Howard Hill Neuroscience Institute, awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for a Primary Stroke Center, and the Gold Plus Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association (2010); our Women's Pavilion, and our newly opened the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, a comprehensive, state-of-the-art, patient-centered, treatment facility. Our cancer center includes some of the most advanced technology in radiation oncology, highly advanced medical and surgical oncology, excellent clinical outcomes and research, and all patient support services are housed in the same building. Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has an exceptional orthopedic program recognized for its excellent outcomes and clinical expertise. And Providence Saint Joseph's Bariatric Program, a leader and resource for those dealing with obesity in Southern California, received a Five-Star Rating for Bariatric Surgery, and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation from HealthGrades.

Keywords: Pacific Medical Centers, Burbank , Registered Dietitian, Other , Burbank, California

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