Clinical Dietitian

Trinity Health Hospital Oakland

Accountability Objectives:

Provides, directs, and coordinates activities of nutrition care to patients/clients, integrates them with other facets of health care, and assures compliance with standards of practice and regulatory requirements.


II            Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

A.        Education

•              Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university with major in Foods and Nutrition or a closely related field or equivalent.


B.        Licensure / Certification

Certification as a Registered Dietitan by the Commision of Dietitic Registration.
Current Heart Saver (HS) certification.
C         Special Skill / Aptitudes

Technical, human relations, conceptual and management skills and the ability to apply principles of dietetics and nutrition in a variety of formats.
Able to perform duties within the guidelines of the American Dietetics Association practice standards.
Excellent customer service orientation  skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.
D.        Experience

•                  One year full time professional dietetics experience preferred.


III          Duties / Responsibilities:

Provide basic, intermediate, or comprehensive nutritional care for patients/clients at low, moderate, or high nutrition risk as identified by RN or physician referral.  Develop, implement, and document nutrition care plans for patients at risk and evaluate the effectiveness of nutrition intervention.  Select and/or develop appropriate instructional teaching aides and provide effective diet counseling and education. Co-ordinate and integrate nutrition care services with other facets of health care, interacting with M.D.’s and other health care professionals in interdisciplinary meetings, medical rounds, committees, etc.. Develop and provide nutrition education programs in hospital and community settings.  Act as adjunct instructor for dietetic students.  Provide and in-service and nutrition education for employees and health team members. Pursue continual self development to improve knowledge and skills and maintain A.D.A. registration.  Apply findings of current research and investigation to the practice of dietetics. Attend required meetings and participate in work groups as necessary. Maintain all required records, reports, and statistics. May provide Cerner system training to new and current associates as required upon hire and/or changes that occur, i.e., system tables, upgrades, etc. May work closely with the pharmacists monitoring and adjusting TPN solutions daily. May provide resolution/troubleshoot and recommend solutions to peers and related associates involving activities of nutrition care. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.

Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.
Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.
Supports and conducts one’s self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers.  Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit.  Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.
In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift.

IV          Dept/Unit Specific:

Not Applicable

V         Working Conditions:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  This section describes the anticipated typical means of accomplishing the  essential functions of the job.
Should you be unable to accomplish any function, or to perform it in the manner described, you may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Idaho Human Rights Act.
Your request for reasonable accommodation should be accompanied by a description of how you propose to perform the essential function.
In a typical day, the colleague may sit for 35%, stand for 45%, and walk for 20% of the day;  occasional bending/stooping (6-10% of work time).
Position requires the use of hands for simple and firm grasping and fine manipulating.
Position requires high level of mental concentration to attain established deadlines. Working environment includes frequent interruptions.
Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals.

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