Dignity Health Clinical Dietitian in NORTHRIDGE, California
Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a cardiovascular center, stroke center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a pediatric medical center, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. As a leading provider of compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care, we share a rich legacy with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. We are part of a 21-state network of nearly 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and more than 400 care centers. Visitfor more information.
Position Title: Clinical Dietitian
Dignity Health Northridge Hospital Medical Center
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.
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.
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
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Job ID 2018-51806
Employment Type Per Diem
Department Nutrition Services
Hours / Pay Period 8
Facility Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Standard Hours (8-5 PM)