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Dietitian Per Diem (on call) Days

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Location: Mission Viejo, California

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: Per Diem

Job Listing: MEM005658

At MemorialCare Health System, we believe in providing extraordinary healthcare to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees.  Memorial Care stands for excellence in Healthcare.  Across our family of medical centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability.  Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

Position Summary

The Registered Dietitian will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team known as ACTIVE diabetes in which they will collaborate with physicians, clinical pharmacists, and social workers to manage diabetic patients not at their A1c goal, despite traditional management from the primary care and or Endocrinologist.  Eligible patient populations include HMO, ACO, PPO, and Medicare. The expectations regarding patient care and follow up will be guided by protocols developed by the ACTIVE diabetes based on current evidence-based medicine.  The position may also provide opportunity to manage newly diagnosed Gestational Diabetics.  This position will report to the Manager of the Clinical Pharmacy Services of Ambulatory Care.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job

  • Current knowledge of nutrition therapy and skills in educating individual and groups of identified patients with a focus but not limited to diabetes education and management.
  • Work collaboratively in a team-based approach within the Collaborative Health Center and Diabetes Care Team.
  • Ensure appropriate and cost-effective solutions for patients in need of nutritional guidance.
  • Adhere to evidence-based standards for nutrition and dietary guidance.
  • Contribute, develop and complete the maintenance of educational documents, policies and workflows that support Memorial Care Medical Foundations Dietary and Health Education services.
  • Contributes effectively to the overall function and organization of the Medical Management
  • Department for Memorial Medical Foundation
  • Be at work and be on time
  •  Follow company policies, procedures and directives
  • Interact in a positive and constructive manner
  • Provide exemplary customer service to patients as well as team members with the goal of achieving the Triple Aim.

Essential Job Outcomes

  1. The Registered Dietician must have current knowledge of nutrition therapy and skills in

educating individual, small and large groups of patients

    1. Be able to work effectively under pressure by prioritizing work activities or renegotiating

deadlines.

  1. Be able to give constructive feedback when teaching patient and staff.

    1. Maintain a positive attitude with changing conditions.

    2. Seek out available resources to resolve problems.

    3. Appropriate interventions and follow-up is performed on identified projects.

    4. Provide educational materials in appropriate language and educational level of patient.

    5. Create menu examples and appropriate materials when needed and evaluates patient’s

understanding of material.

  1. Work collaboratively in a team based approach within the Collaborative Health Center and Diabetes Care Team to ensure and achieve the Triple Aim.

    1. Document all activities correctly and timely based on best practice

    2. Triage and develop best practice approach for high risk Diabetics within the Diabetes Care Team

    3. Provide timely access to patients within the CHC/DCT

    4. Work alongside colleagues to ensure proactive and innovative approaches and in achieving lean workflows to maximize results.

  2. Communicate and Interact with internal and external customers in a positive, courteous and professional manner

  3. Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively with appropriate notification to manager

  4. Adhere to evidence based standards for nutrition and dietary guidance and updates annually or as needed.

  5. Contributes effectively to the overall function and organization of the Medical Management

             Department for Memorial Medical Foundation.

  1.  Follow and adhere to all company policies, procedures and directives.

 

Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience as a Registered Dietician in an acute care or outpatient setting.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience working with Diabetic patients

  • Teaching Experience preferred

  • Bilingual preferred

  • Gestational Diabetes management experience preferred

 

 

Education

  • Active/ unrestricted/California licensed Registered Dietician

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred

  • PHN or Health Education certification preferred

  • Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist preferred

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