Dietitian PRN
San Jose , California
December 16, 2017
About Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital is a 474 bed acute care hospital in the heart of Silicon Valley, with two locations, the main campus in San Jose, California and the Mission Oaks campus in Los Gatos, California. Recognized nationally for quality and safety, it has an 'A' from The Leapfrog Group and has been voted a "Family Favorite" hospital for more than ten years. It is one of only ten hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer four consecutive times. Good Samaritan is a leader in neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, advanced cardiology and innovative surgery techniques, and is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center.

The Nutrition teams are dedicated with excellent services for patients at Good Samaritan Hospital. Interested in joining our team? Apply online now.

Schedule; 0.001, Per Diem Shift: Variable, as needed.

Internal Posting Period: September 14, 2017 - September 20, 2017

Under general supervision, and according to policies and procedures, the Clinical Dietitian collaborates with the physicians and other members of the healthcare team, to provide medical nutritional therapy (MNT) to patients of all ages (infants, toddlers, children, adults and geriatrics). Responsible for the complete nutritional care of all patients in assigned units, including continuously monitoring the effectiveness and outcomes of MNT interventions. The Clinical Dietitian is expected to be an active participant in patient care by attending interdisciplinary rounds, family care conferences and discharge planning meetings as requested. Responsible for effectively communicating with patients, families, physicians and staff to ensure that each patient receives optimal nutritional care.
  • High School or Equivalent Required, B.S. required / M.S. Preferred
License/ Certifications:
  • Active status as Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • One year acute care preferred
  • Analytical skills necessary in order to handle non-routine, moderately complex administrative details.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must effectively read, write and verbally communicate in the English language.
  • Computer literate with in-depth knowledge, experience to operate word processing, data bases, graphics, and spreadsheets in order to generate reports.
  • Ability to learn and operate Meditech, Excel, Word and a patient care management system.
  • Superior telephone, communication, and interpersonal skills to interact effectively and positively with people.
  • Ability to show understanding, patience, and tact when dealing with physicians, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise judgment, follow instructions and maintain a high level of professional conduct.
  • Proficient in statistical and narrative typing. Ability to read and write in order to proof and edit non-routine correspondence, tables, forms and the like for punctuation, spelling, grammar and typographical errors and draft correspondence, perform arithmetic calculations, and maintain record keeping and filing systems at a level normally acquired through completion of high school.
  • Perform moderately complex administrative duties such as coordinating meetings and conferences, budget development, complex computer and database management skills, and interacting with system-wide with callers, patients, and the public.

A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom

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