Clinical Dietitian in Los Angeles, CA at Pipeline Health

Date Posted: 8/11/2022

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Job Description

Job Title: Clinical Dietitian

Job Summary: Responsible for providing comprehensive nutrition assessments and care planning for patients and residents with special needs.

Essential Job Duties: 

•         Directs dietary care of patients and residents with special needs including screening, assessment, intervention, care and discharge planning to ensure patient nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.

•         Educates medical staff and counsel patients/residents and their families on proper nutritional care.

•         Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets and menu requests.

•         Stays current with most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications and standards of practice. 

•         Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as policies and procedures (e.g. HIPPA/Privacy Act, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel).

•         Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments.

•         Performs all other duties as assigned.

Behavioral Standards: 

•         Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.

•         Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.

Communication/Knowledge:

•         Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.

•         Able to listen, understand, problem-solve,and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.

•         Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.

Collaboration/Teamwork:

•         Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.

•         Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Education/Experience:

•         Bachelor’s degree with completed dietetic internship and current registered dietitian status

•         Prefer at least 1 to 2 years of current experience in an acute care setting as a clinical dietitian

Licensure/Certifications:

•         Registered Dietitian

•         Member of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics preferred

ADA/Physical Demands:

•         To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.

Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.