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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Dietitian I - Clinical Nutrition - Full Time - Days in Los Angeles, California

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

The Clinical Dietitian I conducts and implements a complete nutritional assessment using the Nutrition Care Process and is evidence based in practice. Uses critical thinking skills to develop an effective PES statement, a plan of care and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of that care. Collaborates with and facilitates patients/family/caregiver/client’s active participation in establishing and implementing the plan of care. Collaborates and confers with other professionals in monitoring and evaluating care. Communicates nutrition recommendations effectively to the medical staff and care team verbally, in rounds, at interdisciplinary care meetings and via the electronic medical record. Evaluates the patient’s nutritional related education needs. Provides education and helps patients/clients to identify and secure appropriate and available resources and services. Develops and/or revises educational materials, guidelines, protocols and other resources to support clinical practice. Effectively applies or participates in research to enhance practice. Has knowledge of research techniques, Reviews research and reports findings for their application to dietetics practice. Supervises the clinical nutrition care functions of the registered dietetic technicians. Mentors clinical I staff in the provision of care. Acts as a preceptor for student RD/DTR training programs as needed. Represents the Clinical Nutrition section and department in a positive manner at meetings, committees, and other Health System activities. Collaborates with physicians in developing and participating in medical staff training programs. Provides input on policy development and revision. Contributes to continuous quality improvement and takes initiative on quality improvement issues. Systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of practice and revises practice as needed to incorporate the results of evaluation. Exhibits professionalism in actions and fosters excellence and best practice. Maintains current knowledge of and follows all legislation and licensure requirements. Complies with all medical center and division policies and procedures. Maintains own competencies and oversees those of more junior staff. Engages in ongoing self / professional development to improve knowledge and enhance professional competence. Identifies safety concerns in the age related population and institutes additional measures to provide a safe environment; identifies developmental milestones in the patient population(s) served. Performs other related duties as assigned

Educational Requirements:

B.A. /B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition or related field.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

Certification as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) required.

Experience:

Minimum of one year of experience as a clinical dietitian in an acute hospital, preferably in a teaching institution and with progressively increasing responsibilities. Other education, training and/or experience may be required depending on the position. Member of the American Dietetics Association preferred.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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