Senior Dietician, Supervisor-Cancer Services

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022
Full Time Assistant/Support Dietary & Nutrition

Job Description

Responsibilities

As our Senior Dietician, Supervisor you will offer integrative educational assessment for cancer patients regarding appropriate nutrition before, during, and after cancer diagnosis and treatment. Reviewing current nutritional habits and use of supplements and making recommendations founded on best evidence-based research you will help patients make appropriate nutritional choices based on evidence-based research and consult with other providers including other medical nutritionists and inpatient and outpatient teams to ensure sound continuity of care. Assist in the assessment of nutritional needs of oncology patients across the diverse communities of the Hematology/Oncology practices and take lead in the development of new group and individual oncology nutrition patient programs to meet those unique cultural needs. 

In this role, you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, oncology social workers, chaplains and psychiatrist conducting overall wellness assessments at various points in the continuum of cancer care, as well as part of the integrated medical team of oncologists, nurses and other medical team members caring for patients. You will review, assess, and provide direction regarding psychological wellness, complementary therapies including nutrition and physical activity and mind/body strategies to optimize well-being including providing specific recommendations for nutritional choices. Participate in teaching, training and educating patients, family members as well as other providers in accordance with UCLA Hematology/Oncology standards. Attend monthly meetings with Division leadership to discuss state of the nutrition program, new hires, donor relations and vision for forward movement of the nutrition program and work closely with other Divisions at UCLA Health to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and cooperation. Knowledge and 5+ years prior experience with oncology diagnosis. You will hire, train, and supervise professional and administrative responsibilities for other Division dietitians.

Qualifications

Required:
Must possess equivalent of a Master's degree in Nutrition or Public Health, have completed an A.N.D. internship and be a certified registered dietitian. 
3+ years supervisory experience. 
5+ years experience and skill in oncology nutritional assessment, education and individual counseling, and nutrition care planning and documentation in an individual, group, and large lecture setting. 
Knowledge of different types of cancer treatments including radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, targeted treatment, clinical trials. 
Ability to provide educational lectures on a variety of topics and to work with the multi-disciplinary team to provide lectures and workshops on emotional and physical wellness and other timely complementary approaches and health lifestyle concerns. 
Willingness to travel to more than one location in Southern California providing these services with a central affiliation with the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology. 
Ability to write academic/scientific articles as well as patient friendly handouts, CareConnect notes, articles, PowerPoint presentations, blogs and direct patients to appropriate outside resources. 
Knowledge and ability to use behavior modification techniques with patients. 
Interpersonal skills to interact effectively and maintain cooperation working relationships with professional staff and patients. 
Demonstrated ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse patient population and difficult situations presented by this diversity 
Skill and experience in nutrition education. 
Skill and experience in development, organization and facilitation of group nutrition classes. 
Skill in dietary modification instruments including quality assurance procedures and nutrition assessments. 

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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Employment Type (feed only)

FULL TIME