Clinical Dietitian

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

Job Description

Responsibilities

The Clinical Dietitian will provide dietary assessments and counseling for pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine patients and Cystic Fibrosis patients (adult and pediatric) seen in clinic setting, as well as serve as consultant/resource for inpatient dietitians (adult and pediatric) for Cystic Fibrosis patients admitted to the hospital. You will design individualized diets for home and inpatient use and collaborate with family members and community representatives to encourage adherence to medically-necessary diets. You will also collaborate and communicate with other members of the team, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and other staff.  You will assist in system-wide changes to pharmacy/nutrition policies pertinent to patient populations as needed and assist in obtaining necessary insurance authorizations.

Qualifications

Required:

Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition or Dietetics, and have completed an ACEND-accredited supervised practice dietetic internship program or Individualized Supervised Pathway, and be certified as a registered dietitian from the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Two or more years of experience in conjunction with a BS degree in nutrition related field

Ability to assess patient calorie, protein and micronutrient needs based on Standards of Nutrition Practice and the Guidelines for Nutrition Care.

Ability to evaluate appropriateness of current nutrition regimen and make appropriate recommendations 

Ability to apply principles of medical nutrition therapy, food service and sanitation

Ability to adapt procedures for patient education level, cultural practice, psycho-social and economic status

Ability to travel to annual Cystic Fibrosis Conference in the fall (four days)

Work with and educate allied team members to develop plan of care for patients

Strong organizational skills


Preferred:

CCS paneled or panel eligible

Knowledge or fluency in Spanish

Experience with Cystic Fibrosis

Experience in research and quality improvement 

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