Clinical Dietitian II
Location:
Thousand Oaks , California
Posted:
October 18, 2017
Reference:
INT-00048-8135
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center is a licensed 404 bed acute care facility. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission, Los Robles Hospital has the only Level II Trauma Center in Eastern Ventura County and the only Emergency Room in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties coveted EDAP (Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics) rating. In addition, it is the only hospital certified by both counties as a STEMI designated heart attack center for rapid heart attack response and is a certified Primary Stroke Center. With over 600 physicians on its medical staff, representing over 50 medical specialties, Los Robles is proud to be the community's most trusted resource for health and a regional destination for care.

Schedule: Full-Time 1.0 FTE Shift: Days (Rotating Weekends)

JOB SUMMARY:
Provides medical nutritional therapy that is individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient. Scope of services provided by the dietitian may include care to the following populations: Neonates (birth to 1 year), Pediatrics ( 1-14 years), Adolescent (14-18 years), Adult (18-65), and Geriatrics (65 and above).
Qualifications:
EDUCATION EXPERIENCE:
  • Satisfactory completion of appropriate academic requirements for the field of dietetics and related disciplines and receipt of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a college or university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or other regional accreditation agency.
  • Satisfactory Completion of a program of supervised practice for a minimum of 900 hours that is designed to prepare entry level practitioners through instruction and assignments in a clinical setting. Supervisors of the program shall meet minimum qualifications established by public or private agencies or institutions recognized by the State Department of Health Services to establish those qualifications.
  • Satisfactory completion of an examination administered by a public or private agency or institution recognized by the State Department of Health Services as qualified to administer the examinations.
  • Satisfactory completion of continuing education requirements established by a public or private agency or institution recognized by the State Department of Health Services to establish the requirements.
  • Minimum two years' experience as a Registered Dietitian in the acute care setting with demonstrated ability to make clinical judgments in an efficient and effective manner. Is able to work independently.
Or must have at least one of the following specialty certifications or demonstrates clinical competency in one or more of the concentration below:
    • Master's Degree with one year's experience in acute care setting with demonstrated ability to made clinical judgments in an effective manner.
    • Has acquired specialty certification:
      • Certificated Nutrition Support Dietitian (CNSD)
      • Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
    • Concentrations:
      • Renal
      • Eating Disorders
      • Oncology
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
  • Knowledge of physiological function, related to various disease processes and the nutritional care as it applies to each age group of the population served.
  • Able to adhere to work schedule so that nutritional care is accomplished in necessary time frame.
  • Able to support the mission and vision, and policies, including safety policies, of the Nutrition Service Department and LRHMC.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with patient care, follows HIPPA practices
  • Neat, well-groomed and dresses appropriately.
  • Provides care according to organizational ethics and the standards of professional practice for dietetic professionals.
  • In absence of Director and Clinical Nutrition Manager of Food and Nutrition Services, can assume responsibility for departmental clinical procedures.
  • Participates in required in-service education.
  • Able to make judgments in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement Activities.
  • Able to initiate and complete special projects in an independent manner.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of the computer system.
  • Able to apply updated nutrition information and education strategies to conduct individual or group counseling sessions.
  • Develops education materials.
  • Mentors dietetic interns and dietetic technicians in completing identified tasks and responsibilities.
  • Performs self-assessment, prepares a portfolio for professional development, and participates in lifelong learning activities.
  • Participates in organizational change and planning and goal setting processes.
  • Communicates effectively with patients, physicians, nurses, and other ancillary staff.
  • Demonstrates the ability to accurately assess patients' nutrient needs using organizational standards of care and practice guidelines.
  • Identifies age-related factors that may influence nutritional assessment.
  • Accurately calculates protein, calorie, and fluid requirements to meet age -specific needs of patients.
  • Accurately calculates nutrient content of tube feeding prescriptions and parenteral nutrition formulations.
  • Makes appropriate recommendations for nutrition care regarding changes based on the nutritional care of the patient.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic diets with the ability to plan and correct menus for all diet modifications.
  • Develops individualized nutrition care plans for all patients.
  • Applies current research information to the delivery of optimal nutrition care.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary teams as requested by the organizational.
  • Applies the Joint Commission standards and/or OBRA and state standards as part of the delivery of nutrition care services.
  • Able to perform other duties as assigned.

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