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Natividad is currently seeking a permanent, full-time Dietitian in the Dietary Department. This position is responsible for providing nutrition counseling and education to patients, as well as consulting with the medical and nursing staff on nutrition as needed.
Example of Duties:
Provides nutrition counseling and education to in-patients and out-patients
Prepares education plans covering the steps of nutrition assessment thorough evaluation
Interprets clinical, biochemical and lifestyle data for use in nutritional education
Prepares, maintains and updates teaching materials and uses motivational techniques and strategies in nutrition education
Documents the counseling process, keeps records and maintains files
Consults with the medical and nursing staff on nutrition as needed
Provides guidance to Dietitian Aides regarding processing diet orders, calculating menu adjustments, and mixing nutritional supplements for patients on regular and special diets
Supervises Dietitian Aides if assigned a position that stipulates that function
Participates in the Department's Quality Assurance Program
Provides dietetic advice in response to infrequent requests from other County departments concerning specific residents at Adult Rehabilitation or Juvenile Detention facilities
Minimum qualifications include possession of a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) certificate issued by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association, as mandated by the State of California. Possession of a Certified Diabetes Education (CDE) certification may be required for some positions.The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of nutritional therapy; clinical and biochemical data; educational techniques; the interviewing process; nutritional assessment motivational techniques and strategies; charting in patient medical records; and recordkeeping.
Natividad fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing Natividad's customer service program. Customer service relations at Natividad recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.