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Extra Help Clinical Dietitian II

Company: County of Santa Clara
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for Extra Help Clinical Dietitian II's to join a dynamic team at County of Santa Clara St. Louise Regional Hospital, 9400 No Name Uno, Gilroy CA 95020 where the Dietitians provide medical nutrition services to inpatients and outpatients. The Clinical Dietitian II provides Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to high-risk patients under medical direction. The dietitian manages, implements and monitors nutritional care plans including provision of Medical Nutrition Therapy under medical direction for hospitalized patients.

The ideal candidate must possess critical thinking skills, have a willingness to learn, be adaptable, flexible and able to take initiative.

Candidate must be currently registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Typical Tasks
Performs initial and follow-up nutrition assessment of patients;
Identifies patients with nutritional issues associated with various diseases and risk factors;
Develops MNT plans and goals for patients identified at high nutritional risk;
Confers and consults with physicians and other healthcare team members as needed on MNT plans and goals;
Evaluates patient responses to MNT treatment plans and recommends appropriate actions to help improve medical conditions by tracking weight gains and losses, calculating dietary requirements, monitoring laboratory data and direct observation;
Interprets the special dietary needs of patients in specialty areas including adult intensive care units, medical-surgical floors and mother-infant care unit;
In specialty areas provides appropriate MNT recommendations to the medical team;
Counsels patients and documents nutritional recommendations and interventions in patient medical records;
Provides technical guidance to other dietetic personnel;
Performs other related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science or Related Science. Possession of a Registered Dietitian (RD) certificate issued by the Commission of Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association, as mandated by State of California law.

Two (2) years work experience equivalent to a Dietitian I in the County of Santa Clara.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Clinical Dietitian IIs are required to maintain Registered Dietitian (RD) certification through continuing education requirements of the CDR. Some positions may require specialized certifications such as California Children's Services "CCS Paneled Dietitian", Certified Specialist in Pediatric - Nutrition - CSP, Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition - CSR, Certified Diabetes Educator - CDE.

Keywords: County of Santa Clara, Gilroy , Extra Help Clinical Dietitian II, Healthcare , Gilroy, California

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