Dietitian (Per Diem)

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Clinical (Licensed)
Per Diem


The dietitian works closely with the inpatient and outpatient multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide patients/residents care that is integrated and compatible with the patient/resident focused medical goals and objectives.


Assesses patient's/resident's risk status and plans and administers nutrition care and services to meet the nutritional needs of patients/residents in accordance with physician's orders and requirements of regulatory agencies.


Provides patient/resident and family member counseling/education; discharge planning, outpatient counseling; and development of care plans. Documents in medical records as appropriate. 


Provides in-service education to hospital employees; works with the foodservice employees to coordinate the food with diet orders and work to establish quality standards; conducts audits and/or menu reviews, and ensures patient menus or supplemental feedings meet nutritional requirements and physician’s orders for individual patients/residents. 


Coordinates activities with the food service department to ensure quality and accuracy of the food served to the patient/residents; monitors the accuracy of the tray related to the MNT or diet according to the diet manual; checks for quality of product and is responsible for corrections and quality follow-up with manager, staff, or vendor.


Participates in the design, development and implementation of high quality, cost effective food and clinical nutrition programs, policies and practices in the hospital; ensures compliance with administrative, legal, and regulatory requirements; assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of nutrition care and service standards; participates in the development and implementation of quality, service, and performance improvement processes related to the delivery of nutrition services. 


Contributes to the overall cost structure and service improvement goals of the department and hospital; conducts quality assurance audits and participates in committees and meetings to receive and report information; assists in compiling audit information and standard goal setting and assists others to improve performance.


Provides feedback and input into the budget process. May mentor, assist, review, assign, and/or coordinate the work of new employees and students. May work weekends as necessary.


Participates in community projects and education as needed.


Assists in in planning and developing nutrition-related policies, procedures and goals. May perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree in dietetics, food and nutrition, or related area from and accredited college or university. 
Experience: Minimum 1 year experience in clinical dietetics. At least 6 months long term care experience preferred.
Licenses & Certifications: Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. ServSafe Certification Required (or obtained within 30 days of hire).
Required Skills & Knowledge: Knowledge of Title 22 regulations for hospital/Skilled Nursing Facility and CIHQ standards/Joint Commission conditions of participation. Ability to use nutrition standards and critical thinking in completing assessments and care plans. Knowledge of basic hospital food service operations enabling the relief of the Food and Nutrition services manager. Knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing , and spreadsheet software. Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred.


Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to level of experience, education, special skills and/or certifications.


USD $38.38


USD $52.78


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