Dignity Health Clinical Dietitian in BAKERSFIELD, California

Overview

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more by visiting.

Responsibilities

Position Title: Clinical Dietician

Position Summary:

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.

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • 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 2018-68961

Employment Type Full Time

Department Nutrition Services

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Bakersfield Memorial Hospital

Shift Day

Location BAKERSFIELD

State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8:00 - 4:30

Work Schedule 8 Hour