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Cedars-Sinai's Clinical Nutrition Program has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Clinical Dietitian I to contribute to our mission of providing world-class care.
At Cedars-Sinai, our Registered Dietitians consistently demonstrate professional skills and abilities, with a broad knowledge base and strong clinical skills that are proven in direct patient care, in consulting with physicians, colleagues and the health care team, and in training students. As experts in more than one area, they serve as consultants and as a resource to the Department and other programs in the Medical Center. Dietitians at this level are acknowledged as leaders by their colleagues and demonstrate motivation, creativity and a dedication to strengthening the profession and the Clinical Nutrition Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The Clinical Dietitian Level 1 is generally an entry-level Dietitian with experience in an acute care setting. You will conduct and implement a complete nutritional assessment using the Nutrition Care Process at a basic level and is evidenced based in practice. Uses critical thinking skills to develop an effective PES statement, a plan of care and ongoing monitoring and evaluation of that care.
You will collaborate and consult with other professionals in monitoring and evaluating care. Communicate nutrition recommendations effectively to the medical staff and care team verbally, in rounds, at interdisciplinary care meetings and via the electronic medical record. Evaluate the patient's nutritional related education needs. Provide education and help patients/clients to identify and secure appropriate and available resources and services. Participates in the development and/or revision of educational materials, guidelines, protocols and other resources to support clinical practic e.
Previous acute care hospital experience, preferably a teaching institution.
Organizational ability to include coordination of multiple projects within established timeframes, problem analysis and resolution, and excellent interpersonal skills. Patient oriented.
Possesses a minimum computer proficiency comprised of a working knowledge of Windows including Excel and PowerPoint programs.
As applicable to individual job duties and expectations, must additionally possess a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation development, e-mail, Internet, data entry and analysis.
Able to communicate in English, verbally and in writing, with staff, patients and customers over the telephone or in person.
Able to evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, develop programs and systems in a team environment to meet desired outcomes.
Has current working knowledge of Title XXII, OBRA, and Joint Commission requirements as they relate to clinical nutrition care services
Bachelor's degree in Dietetics or Nutrition required.
M.S. in field related to job requirements preferred.
Certification as Registered dietitian by the Commission of Dietetic Registration, the Credentialing Agency for the American Dietetic Association.
Candidates awaiting the registration exams may be considered. Those eligible to write the RD exam will need to pass the example to be able to work as a registered dietitian and to perform the RD scope of practice. Candidates must obtain registration preferably before the end of the probation period .
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.