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Dietitian Eligible - Grade 10

Manteca, California
05/19/17 19:08
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Dietitian Eligible - Grade 10(Job Number: 593185)
  Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you�ll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California�s largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.  
Responsible for providing clinical nutrition care and services to patients/clients in response to protocol and physicians orders. Employment is dependent on passing the examination for registered dietitian. This is a temporary position for 6 months until the exam is passed. The eligible dietitian will notify the manager when the examination is scheduled and will provide a copy of the test results. Eligible dietitian status will change to registered dietitian I status when notified by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of registration status and verified by the employer.
Essential Functions:
• Assessment of Patient's nutritional risk/status
• Development of care plans to meet nutritional needs of patients
• Counseling of patients and family members in the hospital or medical office setting
• Education of patients, family members and caregivers in the hospital or medical office setting in person, via telephone or in groups
• Hospital based Eligible Dietitian's work with the Food Service staff to coordinate the food with the diet orders, and work to establish quality standards with staff
• Provides medical nutrition therapy that is customer focused and cost effective, while maintaining high quality service standards
• Provide nutritional screening and assessment and education of patients for appropriate nutrition intervention
• In accordance with physician orders, develop individualized nutrition care plans based on patient's laboratory data, food/medication interactions age, sex, diagnosis, cultural background, pain level, preferences, and religious practices
• In the medical office setting provides medical nutrition therapy and encourages physical activity for total risk reduction in members with or at risk for chronic disease
• Conducts audits and/or menu review's, and ensures patient menus or supplemental feedings meet nutritional requirements and physician's orders for individual patients
• Develops meal plans to meet the member's lifestyle
• Document in the medical records as appropriate
• Coordinates activities with the food service department to ensure quality and accuracy of food served to patients
• Monitors the accuracy of the tray related to the MNT or diet order according to diet manual
• Checks for quality of product and is responsible for corrections and quality follow-up with manager/supervisor, staff, or vendor
• Participate in the design, development and implementation of high quality, cost effective food and clinical nutrition programs, policies and practices
• Ensure compliance with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements
• Assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of nutrition care, and service standards
• Contributes to the overall cost structure and service improvement goals of the Service Area
• Provides input to the budget process
• Conducts quality assurance audits and participates in committees and meetings to receive and report information
• Assist in compiling audit information and standard setting
• Provide feedback to Division Food and Clinical Nutrition Services staff or menu modifications and revision
• May provide in-service training to staff
• Perform other related duties as necessary
• Participates in the organizations quality program
• Helps identify risk factors, establish performance targets and goals
• Performs quality audits, reviews work, and assists others to improve performance
• This job has no supervisory responsibilities

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutritional Science
• Completed dietitian program requirements at an accredited institution including at least 900 hours of supervised practice
• Eligible Dietitian status
• Written verification, including the program director's original signature, that the required supervised practice program is completed within 6 months from the date that the supervised practice program is completed
• Demonstrated knowledge of clinical competencies based on Nutrition Care Standards of the American Dietetic Association, CDA and American Society for Partenteral and Enteral Nutrition
• In the medical office setting, demonstrated group education skills
• Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills required
• Demonstrated collaboration and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations and The Joint Commission requirements
• Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment
• Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement

Primary Location: California-Manteca-Manteca Medical Center 1777 W. Yosemite Ave.   Scheduled Hours (1-40): 0 Shift: Day Working Days: On Call Working Hours Start: On Call Working Hours End: On Call Schedule: Call-in/On-Call Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group (Union Affiliation): United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job: Nutrition / Food Services Public Department Name: Nutritional Svcs-I/P Travel: No Job Eligible for Benefits: No 

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