|Clinical Dietitian Per Diem|
The Clinical Dietitian must meet the legal requirement, satisfactory completion of an examination, approved by Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) the credentialing agency of the American Dietetic Association. The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for patient care activities including but not limited to the following: provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, provision of nutritional and dietary counseling (modified diets and Food and Drug interactions), conducting of nutritional and dietary assessments, and development of nutritional and dietary treatments, including therapeutic diets. The Clinical Dietitian participates in the department and hospital Performance Improvement activities, serves as a liaison between nursing units and the department, and performing other duties as assigned. This is a full time position which may require flexibility of hours and is eligible for overtime pay.
Meets all Commission on Dietetic Registration requirement of continuing education credits and maintains current up to date knowledge of competency in clinical practice area. Must participate in continuing education activities, attending lectures, seminars, completing self study modules, journal review, and more annual basis.
Knowledgeable of the regulatory standards. Registered Dietitian assigned in Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit shall be CCS paneled and will have at least two years of clinical dietetic experience and one year of pediatric experience with training in nutrition services for children with special health care needs. The registered dietitian shall provide consultation on medical nutrition therapy issues to medical professionals providing care in the pediatric service(s)/department(s) and to the patients and their families. Other duties in the pediatric services departments include but are not limited to: (a) Nutritional assessment, diet calculation, and the provision of medical nutrition therapy. (b) Coordination of nutritional services with community agencies. (c) Planning and oversight of prescribed medical diets and approval of all pediatric menus. (d) Participation in pediatric case conferences and discharge planning activities. Registered Dietitian is responsible for outpatient nutritional services for the Sweet Success program as defined by the California Diabetes & Pregnancy Program within the Maternal & Child Health Branch of DHS. Registered Dietitian working Sweet Success program must be Certified Diabetes Educator and or update CDE within 6 month of assignment, and must complete Sweet Success Affiliate Training New Graduates prior to becoming a Registered Dietitian must function within Scope of Practice Business Code in State of California. New Graduates prior to becoming a Registered Dietitian MAY NOT ACCEPT VERBAL OR ELECTRONIC ORDERS AND MAY NOT ORDER LABORATORY TESTS. The person may practice for 6 month from the date of completion of a supervised program unless the person fails the credentialing examination within that 6 month period. The person must be supervised by a Registered Dietitian during the 6 month of period.