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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Dietitian II in Los Angeles, California

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Conducts and implements a complete nutritional assessment using the Nutrition Care Process and is evidenced 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 electronic medical record

  • Evaluates the patient 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 functions of the registered dietetic technicians. Mentors clinical 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 Systems 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 for the purpose of maintaining registration with the professional development to improve knowledge and enhance professional competence.

  • Identifies safety concern in the age related population and institute additional measures to provide safe environment, identifies developmental milestones in the patient population(s) served.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Adheres to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Revised Standards of Practice in Nutrition Care and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitian as applicable to the clinical setting. Adheres to the AND code of ethics for the profession of dietetics.

Experience:

  • The Clinical Dietitian II (RDII) has 4 or more years of experience in an acute care setting in both adults, pediatrics and NICU preferably in a teaching institution or environment consistent with job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements:

  • Credentialing as a Registered Dietitian by Commission on Dietetic Registration required. MS in field related to job requirement preferred. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Preferred.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Registered Dietitian (RD); Must be paneled by California Children's Services

  • Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition highly desirable.

Organizational ability to include coordination of multiple projects within established timeframes, problem analysis and resolution, and excellent interpersonal skills. Customer/Patient oriented.

Possesses good computer skills and competence with easy adaptability to working with multiple clinical systems, and a working knowledge of windows including Excel and PowerPoint programs. As applicable to individual job duties and expectations, must additionally possess a working knowledge on word processing, spreadsheets, presentation development, e-mail, internet, data entry and analysis.

Able to communicate in English, verbally and in writing, with staff, patients and customers over the telephone or in person.

Able to evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, develop programs and systems in a team environment to meet desired outcomes.

Has current working knowledge of Title XXII, OBRA, and Joint Commission requirements as they relate to clinical nutrition services.

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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