Dietitian I/II - RUHS-Medical Center


  • Location: Multiple Locations, CA
  • Posted: Sep 26, 2019

Job Description


Riverside University Health System-Medical Center (RUHS-MC) is currently recruiting for a Dietitian I/II for the Women's Health Clinic and Food & Nutrition Services. The schedule for both positions is Monday - Friday with possible rotating weekends.

ABOUT THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE

Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. To find out more, please visit http://www.countyofriverside.us.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The RUHS-Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center and provides high quality adult and pediatric acute care, emergency and trauma medical care, and specialized health services that include the Stroke Center and chronic disease management. The FQHCs, located throughout Riverside County, deliver comprehensive outpatient primary and preventive care. Community-based services for adults and children with mental health issues and substance abuse challenges are provided by the RUHS-Behavioral Health Department. The RUHS-Public Health Department offers a wide range of services and programs, such as disease control, children's medical services and nutrition services, to promote and protect the health of the residents of Riverside County.

The RUHS is committed to the health and well-being of all communities in Riverside County.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under direction, to implement, coordinate, and evaluate the medical nutrition therapy for the hospital inpatients and outpatients; nutrition education, information and counseling to patients, physicians, staff members and students, to provide nutritional assessment and consultation to assist in planning, organizing, and directing the food and nutritional services unit; and to do other work as required.

Incumbents are primarily concerned with implementation and administration of specialized areas of the food and nutrition services program; evaluating, assessing and recommending medical nutrition therapy for hospital in-patients and out-patients. Dietitian II class is the fully qualified working level class, reporting to a Supervising Dietitian. Dietitian II's work more independently and may provide technical guidance advice and direction to Dietitian I and Dietetic Technician incumbents.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

DIETITIAN I

Evaluates medical histories and clinical data and recommends to the physicians appropriate medical nutrition therapy for hospital in-patients and out-patients. Provides nutritional assessment and determines through applications of various published standards whether individuals are at nutritional risk.

Designs, implements and monitors specialized and individualized enteral and parental nutrition regimens; facilitates and monitors transitional feeding regimens.

Serves as a resource on enteral nutrition delivery systems and educates patients, and family members and healthcare team members on their use; acts as a resource for physicians, other healthcare professionals and the public on nutrition.

Participates in discharge planning for home nutrition support patients; educates and counsels patients individually and in group settings on special diets for various disease states.

Evaluates educational materials for patients; participates in quality assurance programs; participates in chart reviews with other health care team members assessing patient nutritional needs; assists in special projects as assigned.

Assists in the development, revision and updating of diet manuals hospital menus and special diets.

DIETITIAN II

Provides nutritional assessment and determines through applications of various published standards whether individuals are at nutritional risk; designs, implements, and monitors specialized and individualized enteral and parental nutrition regimens; facilitates and monitors transitional feeding regimens.

Serves as a resource on enteral nutrition delivery systems and educates patients, and/or family members, and health care team members on their use; acts as a resource for physicians, other health care professionals and the public on nutrition; participates in discharge planning for home nutrition support patients.

Counsels patients individually and in group settings on special diets for various disease states; conducts classes, as appropriate, to special populations, i.e.: lactation, hypertension, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes, weight reduction, childbirth, and infectious disease, etc.; evaluates nutrition education materials for patients and health care professionals; presents nutrition education programs to physicians and other members of the health care team.

Counsels physicians, nursing, food service personnel and other professional staff as appropriate on implementation of medical nutrition therapy; conducts training for medical, paramedical, nursing, and food services unit personnel and patients and their families.

Participates in chronic/risk reduction committees and clinics and in quality assurance programs; participates in chart reviews with other health care team members assessing patient nutritional needs; revises and modifies meal patterns as appropriate; supervises diet technicians; assists in special projects as assigned.

May act for the Supervising Dietitian during absences or as directed.

RECRUITING GUIDELINES

DIETITIAN I

Education: Graduation from a recognized college with Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related disciplines and completion of 900 hours of supervised dietetic internship in a clinical setting.

DIETITIAN II

Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related disciplines and completion of 900 hours of supervised dietetic internship in a clinical setting.

Experience: One year of experience as a dietitian.

Knowledge of: Medical nutrition therapy, biochemical and physiological process and function of specific nutrients in meeting the nutritional needs throughout the life cycle and for special disease states, method of appropriate counseling techniques; specialized therapeutic diet menus and meal planning; procedures used in food service management; nutrition support principles and techniques; nutritional counseling techniques; federal and state requirements pertaining to the nutrition component of acute care hospitals; specialized therapeutic diet and meal planning and reimbursement aspects of medical nutrition therapy.

Ability to: Administer a nutrition program under minimal supervision and evaluate effectiveness of these programs and initiate improvements; incorporate nutrition support principles, techniques and current research findings into actual practice perform nutritional assessments; analyze and assess the nutritional content of diets; interpret and evaluate information on a patient's chart and make recommendations for appropriate medical nutrition therapy; develop and implement nutrition education materials and seminars; counsel patients on appropriate diets for specific disease states; develop and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, co-workers, patients, and other groups and individuals encountered in the course of the job; communicate effectively both orally and written, including maintaining records and preparing clear and concise reports; act as a resource for the Food and Nutrition Services Manager for nutrition intervention as needed for menus, patient food purchases, food and nutrition software programs and other departments, nutrition-related concerns as needed, and provide guidance for diet technicians.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a dietitian as issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.

WHO MAY APPLY

This recruitment is open to all applicants.

APPLICATION PERIOD

This position will remain open until filled.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted. Changes or alterations cannot be accepted. No late applications will be permitted.

Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at http://www.rc-hr.com/Careers/JobGateway.aspx

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.

Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have questions regarding this posting, please contact Ashley Siegfried at asiegfried@rivco.org.

GENERAL INFORMATION

For specific questions regarding this position, contact the recruiter listed.

Benefits and detailed job description information is available for all Riverside County classifications on the job descriptions page at http://rc-hr.com/Careers/JobDescriptions.aspx.

Information regarding employment requirements, including pre-employment drug/alcohol test, background check, physical exam, initial probationary period is available at www.rc-hr.com. Procedures for reasonable accommodation, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), may be found at http://dao.rc-hr.com.

~Applications must be submitted through the Riverside County Job Gateway System.
~Current County Employees must use their Employee Self-Service Account to apply.
~All other applicants must apply using https://jobs.co.riverside.ca.us

The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

Riverside University Health System

14375 Nason St.
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Phone: (951) 486-5501

Web: http://www.ruhealth.org

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