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Registered Dietitian PD (On call) Days

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Location: Long Beach, California

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: Per Diem

Job Listing: LON007082

Position Summary 

The Registered Dietitian (RD) PD is responsible for collaborating with members of the health care team to provide patients medical nutrition therapy (MNT) using current, scientific literature and best practices.  Utilizing the Nutrition Care Process, the RD performs nutrition assessments, diagnoses nutrition-related problems, determines and implements appropriate interventions, monitors and evaluates the outcome of interventions.  The RD provides nutrition education to patients, caregivers, and family members.  

Essential Job Outcomes & Functions

Performs nutrition assessment using accurate and relevant data and information to identify nutrition-related problems including:  anthropometrics, biochemical data, medical tests, nutrition-focused physical findings, nutrition-related history, and comparative standards.  Identifies and labels specific nutrition diagnosis(es) derived from the assessment data.  Prioritizes and classifies the nutrition diagnosis(es).
Identifies and implements appropriate, purposefully planned interventions for patients utilizing the best available research/evidence, evidence-based guidelines, and best practices.   
Monitors and evaluates indicators and outcomes data directly related to the nutrition diagnosis, goals, and intervention strategies to determine patient progress.  Revises or adjusts the nutrition care plan accordingly. 
Provides nutrition education/nutrition counseling to patients, family members and/or caregivers as a component of preventative, therapeutic and/or restorative health care.
Attends department meetings, huddles, in-services, and trainings. 
Actively maintains professional development and clinical competency.  
Performs other duties as assigned.  May provide on-call coverage, and/or perform work that requires remote access and/or telecommuting.

Qualifications/Work Experience 

Demonstrated expertise in normal and medical nutrition therapy for the assigned patient population.  2+ years of clinical experience in an acute care setting preferred.  Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

 

Education/Licensure/Certification

Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.  Master's degree in a nutrition related field is highly desirable. Successful completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship or a Coordinated Program in Dietetics accredited by ACEND, preferably with a strong clinical component.  Current RD (also known as RD/N) certification confirmed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.  Compliance with the CDR Professional Development Portfolio requirements.

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"I love working at Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach because I value working for a company that invests in its employees and the community we serve. From the support and guidance I receive from managers who value my professional and personal growth; to being able to work alongside colleagues who are dedicated to help their patients and families. I feel inspired every day to do the work that I love alongside people who share a similar vision."
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