Clinical Dietitian in Norwalk, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 1/11/2021

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    Norwalk, CA
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Job Description

Coast Plaza Hospital

Job Title: Clinical Dietitian 

City: Norwalk / State: California    


Shift Varied - 8 Hours

Varied Hours



Job Description and Job Responsibilites

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Job Requirements


  • 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


  • 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.