Registered Dietitian

US-CA-Lone Pine
Req No.
2017-1604
Category
SIHD
Type
Regular Full-Time
Lone Pine

Overview

Join our team at Southern Inyo Hospital in beautiful Lone Pine, California!

 

Be a part of TEAM HCCA at Southern Inyo Healthcare District! 

 

HealthCare Conglomerate Associates (HCCA) is a performance driven organization dedicated to providing the highest level of service to our patients, our physicians, our teammates, and our community. HCCA's vision is to develop a high quality, affordable integrated delivery system focused on improving the wellness and health of the community. Our goal is to be recognized as the best integrated delivery system in the country by being the BEST place to work, practice and receive care. 

 

Southern Inyo Local Healthcare District is dedicated to maintaining and improving health of residents and visitors of the District through a coordinated health program, including acute inpatient and outpatient services, skilled nursing, education, referral services, and recruitment of health care personnel, with the support of the Citizens in Support of Southern Inyo Hospital, the Inyo County Supervisors, and the voters within the Southern Inyo Healthcare District boundaries. 

 

SIHD & HCCA are Equal Opportunity Employers! 

Responsibilities

The Registered Dietician, plans and directs preparation of diets as prescribed, and consults and counsels patients and relatives on special diet requirements.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Establishes patient data base.

  • By consulting with physicians and other health care professionals.
  • By interviewing patients and reviewing patient records.

  Develops and implements dietary care plan.

  • By assessing nutritional needs and determining resources.
  • By coordinating dietary program with health care providers.
  • By enforcing and documenting compliance with hospital policies and procedures in regards to patient choice in food selection.

 Formulates menus and therapeutic diets.

  • By integrating patient’s menus with institutional menus.

 Controls special diet meals.

  • By verifying food preparation techniques.
  • By checking meals for palatability and appearance.

 Develops food service personnel.

  • By designing and teaching in-service programs and monitoring results.

 Educates patients and their families.

  • By teaching nutrition principles, diet regimens, and food selection, preparation and economics.

 Encourages clients.

  • By promoting goals, reinforcing positive results, and offering comfort.
  • By providing information and answering questions in a timely and courteous manner

 Maintains professional and technical knowledge.

  • By attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications.
  • By establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies.

 Contributes to team effort.

  • By attending Department Managers monthly QA meeting.
  • By attending SNF quarterly QA meetings.

 Maintains documentation as required.

  • By preparing reports for C.E.O. and facility management as directed.
  • By identifying patron service requirements.
  • By observing and recording patron reactions to meals, beverages, and environment.

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

High School

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent; complete a program that is approved by the American Dietetics Association. 

Experience:

Two years or more as a Dietician in a hospital or long term care facility

License or Certification:

Credential as a registered Dietician (RD)

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written forms using the English language.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from residents, patients, physicians, peers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Must have excellent interpersonal skills; the desire to work in a care-based setting and the ability to keep up to date with current nutrition information and research.

Specialized Skills:

     

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