Dietitian Job In Lodi, CA
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DEPARTMENT: Nutrition and Food Service
TITLE: Clinical Dietitian
REPORTS TO: NFS Director, Clinical Nutrition Supervisor
SUMMARY: The Clinical Dietitian provides nutrition care services to all in-patients and their families at Lodi Health. Coverage in Outpatient Clinics, Home Health and other ancillary areas as required. Nutrition care services include, but are not limited to, nutritional assessment, support, consultation, care planning and education. The clinical dietitian is an integral part of the hospital health care team as well as part of the department’s continuous quality assessment and improvement process. Practices excellent customer service skills and demonstrates the ability to meet the needs and provide service to all age groups-infancy through geriatrics. Competent in providing services for the culturally diverse population Lodi Health serves.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
1. Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition related field.
2. Registered Dietitian with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
3. Excellent interpersonal, listening and communication skills, both written and oral.
5. Competency in providing nutrition care to all stages of the life cycle, (i.e., prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescent, adults, and geriatric populations).
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of programs, software, computer applications, and Electronic Health Record.
6. Valid California driver’s license.
1. Two years experience in acute and long term care services.
2. Previous experience in C.Q.I.
3. Experience in public speaking or group class presentation.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Works closely with the NFS Management Team and Food Service Staff.
2. Acts as a liaison between patients, families, medical staff and Nutrition and Food Service.
3. Assists in the maintenance of quality, sanitation and safety standards as specified by NFS, Local, State and Federal agencies.
4. Demonstrates the ability to meet the needs and provide services to all age groups – infancy through geriatrics.
5. Required to document and complete nutritional assessments, care planning, follow-ups, re-assessments and education.
6. Coordinates menu planning and therapeutic diets with NFS Director.
7. Represents NFS department as part of interdepartmental team and interdisciplinary health care team.
1. Conducts hospital and department business in an ethical and lawful manner, and willing to report any knowledge of real or potential fraud or abuse according to the Lodi Health Compliance Code of Conduct.
2. Will not use or disclose individually identifiable health information of patients over and above that which is minimally required to perform your assigned position responsibilities.
Potential exposure to infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens, and hazardous substances. May be necessary to cover nutrition care services at multiple facilities which would require driving from one facility to the other.
Exhibit normal trunk and extremity mobility and strength. Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds safely. Physical capacity, visual acuity, and manual dexterity for reaching, bending, stooping, climbing, lifting, pushing and pulling to handle and manipulate heavy loads applying proper body mechanics. Frequent walking between other departments and patient care areas.
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of the Director or designee, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Lodi Health is a private, not-for-profit health system that strives to improve the quality of life in the community it serves - both in and beyond its walls. As a non-profit, unaffiliated health system, Lodi Health is able to reinvest in talent, technology and physicians to ensure patients receive quality and very personal care.
Since April of 1952 when the Lodi Memorial Hospital's doors first opened, until today, Lodi Health has evolved to meet the changing community's need. In 1952, there were 14,000 residents in Lodi. Today there are 65,000, and the area served beyond Lodi's boundaries has grown to more than a quarter million people.
Over the last 63 years, a lot has changed at Lodi Memorial Hospital. New buildings and wings have been erected. New technologies, like robotic-assisted surgery, have been introduced. Quality physicians and dedicated nurses have worked round the clock. Lodi Memorial Hospital became Lodi Health to encompass all of its services that provide the quality health care you need with the compassion and personal attention you want from the first day of your life and every day thereafter.
Our vision is to be the first choice for health care by providing the highest level of quality, care access, wellness and affordability through partnerships with patients, staff, physicians and the community we serve.
Now, Lodi Health is pleased to join the Adventist Health family, which allows for even greater service in Lodi and its surrounding communities.