Job Description

Payroll Title:
DIETITIAN PD
Department:
La Jolla Nutrition Services
Hiring Salary Range
Per Union Contract
Worksite:
La Jolla Medical Center
Appointment Type:
Per Diem
Appointment Percent:
20%
Union:
HX Contract
Total Openings:
5
Work Schedule:
Days, Variable, Variable

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#115019 (RD) Registered Dietitian, Per Diem

Extended Deadline: Fri 10/7/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

DESCRIPTION

Under supervision of the Clinical Nutrition Manager, the RDN (dietitian) collaborates with healthcare team to provide medical nutrition therapy to pediatric /adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Identifies patients at various nutrition risk levels based on criteria outlined by department. Assesses nutrition needs and identifies nutrient requirements with regard to age and disease-specific needs of patients.

Develops, implements and records in EHR the nutrition care plan for all assigned patients. Fosters continuity of care among all phases across the continuum of care. Continuously evaluates and monitors the effectiveness and outcomes of medical nutrition therapy intervention. Manages the delivery of nutrition care in assigned units. Actively participates in medical rounds. Participates in department's special projects, performance improvement activities, and research.

Provides nutrition lectures and in-services to nutrition and medical staff as assigned. Collaborates with Diet Techs and mentors dietetic interns/students. Actively assesses, evaluates, and maintains professional development and competency related to assigned units. Assists with foodservice projects to improve patient satisfaction.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dietitians must possess the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics and have completed an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics internship.

  • Must be a Registered Dietitian (RD).

  • Two (2) years experience in comparable acuity level.

  • Applicants for positions in the Dietitian series are expected to possess the experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Certification or Masters or 10 CPEU/year.
  • Two (2) years experience in a hospital setting.
  • Demonstrated experience using EPIC.
  • Experience working in inpatient/outpatient settings.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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