Kaiser Permanente Registered Dietitian I - Grade 30 in Santa Clara, California
Responsible for providing clinical nutrition care & services to patients/clients in response to protocol & physician's orders to include the following: assessment of Patient's nutritional risks/status, development of care plans to meet nutritional needs of patients, counseling of patients & family members, and education of patients, family members & caregivers. In addition, hospital Based RD work w/ the Food Service staff to coordinate the food w/ the diet orders, & work to establish quality standard w/ staff and services provided may be on medical center wide basis, in specialty area (e.g. ambulatory, maternal/child health, home health, hospice, etc.) &/or across the continuum.
Essential Functions: - Provides comprehensive nutritional care, which is customer focused & cost effective, while maintaining high quality service standards, to our members. - Provides nutritional screening & assessment of patients for appropriate nutrition intervention. - In accordance with physician orders, develop individualized nutrition care plans based on patient's age, sex, diagnosis, cultural background, pain level, preferences, & religious practices. - Conducts audits &/or menu reviews, & ensures patient menus or supplemental feedings meet nutritional requirements & physician's orders for individual patients to include size, age, gender, cultural backgrounds, preferences, diagnosis, pain level, & religious practices. - Develops meal plans to meet the member's lifestyle. - Documents in the medical records as appropriate. - Coordinates activities w/ the food service department to insure quality & accuracy of the food served to the patients. - Monitors the accuracy of the tray related to the MNT or diet order according to diet manual. - Checks for quality of product & is responsible for corrections & quality follow-up w/ manager/supervisor, staff, or vendor. - Writes assessments, implements nutritional care plans, & follows the care & progress of the patients per protocol. - Participate in the design, development & implementation of high quality, cost effective food & clinical nutrition programs, policies & practices in the medical center, & ensure compliance w/ administrative, legal & regulatory requirements. - Assists in the development, implementation & maintenance of nutrition care, & service standards. - Participates in the development & implementation of quality, service & performance improvement processes related to the delivery of clinical nutrition services. - Contributes to the overall cost structure & service improvement goals of the Service Area. - Conducts quality assurance audits & participates in committees & meetings to receive & report information. - Assists in compiling audit information & standard setting. - Provide feedback to Division Food & Clinical Nutrition Services staff or menu modifications & revision. - Provides input to the budget process. - May provide in-service training to staff. - Participates in the organizations quality program. - Helps identify risk factors and establish performance targets & goals. - Performs quality audits, reviews work, & assists others to improve performance. - Performs other related duties as necessary - May mentor, assist, review, assign, correct, organize and/or coordinate the work of new employees, students, Nutrition Aides, Nutrition Clerks, Nutrition Assistants and Diet Technician Registered but does not have the authority to hire, fire or discipline.
Qualifications: Basic Qualifications: Experience - Six (6) months of experience in clinical nutrition as a registered dietitian. If working in End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), must have at least one (1) year of experience in clinical nutrition as a registered dietitian. Education - Bachelor's degree in foodand/or nutritional science. License, Certification, Registration - Current registration w/ the Commission on Dietetic Registry (CDR) in good standing. - Must have a Nat'l Provider Identifier (NPI), or obtain an NPI, prior to employment start date.
Additional Requirements: - Knowledge of clinical competencies based on Nutrition Care Standards of the American Dietetic Association, California Dietetic Association (CDA), & American Society for Partenteraland Enteral Nutrition. - Knowledge of applicable federal, state,and local regulations,and The Joint Commission requirements. - Strong communication, interpersonal,and customer service skills required. - Collaborationand problem solving skills required. - Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment. - Also, refer to position specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Preferred Qualifications: - N/A
COMPANY Kaiser Permanente
TITLE Registered Dietitian I - Grade 30
LOCATION Santa Clara, CA