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PACE - Registered Dietitian

Company: San Ysidro Health Center
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: This is a full-time position.

The Registered Dietitian (RD) is a Member of the Interdisciplinary Team of the San Diego PACE Program and is responsible for the design and implementation of the PACE nutrition care and education program to San PACE participants. The RD is responsible for evaluating the participant's nutritional status, develop and implement nutritional care plans, assess nutrient requirements, recommend nutritional prescriptions, evaluate participant tolerance and effectives of nutritional care, and communicate nutritional data and information to the physicians and other health professionals. The RD will also provide dietary counseling and education to patients and caregivers.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Perform assessments and reassessments as indicated by nutrition standards to determine the nutritional status of patients and develop plans accordingly.
  • Function as a member of the Inter Disciplinary Team (IDT), attends all meetings and works collaboratively with other team members implementing participant education.
  • Assure that food provided to patients is safe, appetizing and provides for nutritional needs according to the Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, National Academy of Science, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Provide dietary counseling and education to patients and caregivers as part of the nutrition service of the Center and as ordered by physician and according to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Ensure therapeutic diets are served as ordered and prepared according to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics standards.
  • Document all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with Center standards and documents participant changes appropriately in the medical record and communicates with participant changes to team members
  • Ensure sufficient staff is employed, oriented, trained and their working hours scheduled to provide for the nutritional needs of the patients and to maintain the service areas. If nutritional employees are assigned duties in other areas, ensure those duties do not interfere with the sanitation, safety or time required for work assignments.
  • Assign food service personnel, evaluate work performance and make recommendations for personnel actions.
  • Provide appropriate food handling training (Safe Serve) for the Center.
  • Monitor nutrition services and delivery by the professional and support staff.
  • Provide individual and group nutrition education and documentation of the activity.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and follow established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops.
  • Adheres to and models SY Health's core values and behaviors of Excellence, Empowerment, Integrity and Respect.
  • Adheres to SY Health and PACE attendance and punctuality policies and practices.
  • Attend meetings as required and participate on committees as directed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Supervisory Relationship:

  • Reports to Registered Dietitian Supervisor

Job Requirements:

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree from an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics accredited institution with a major in Dietetics or Nutrition and completion of nutrition in a dietetic internship or practical experience as a student dietitian. Preferred: Master's Degree in Nutrition.

Certifications/Licenses Required:

  • Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Registered Dietitian Eligible (RDE) must obtain Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in 6 months.
  • CA valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Proof of current vehicle insurance (if applicable)

Certifications/Licenses Preferred:

  • CDE status preferred but not required
  • Must be CDE eligible in 24 months

Experience Required: Completion of a dietetic internship or practical experience as a student dietitian. Knowledge of long-term care nutritional needs.

Preferred: 1-2 years of experience working as a Registered Dietitian.

Supervisory Experience: May supervise food service, support staff and program aids.

Verbal and Written Skills Required to Perform the Job: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Arabic, Aramaic, Farsi, preferred.

Equipment Used: Computer, Fax and telephone.

Technical Knowledge and Skills Required to Perform the Job: Skill in developing nutrition plans that stimulate compromised patients to eat. Familiarity with the Older Americans Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Area Agencies on Aging. Good oral and written communication. Computer literate. Ability to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships and to participate in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary team.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Physical clearance for reaching, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling and grasping; have full range of motion; ability to lift 50 lbs.; need to lift and transfer participants; T.B. clearance; must maintain current First Aid and CPR.

Working Traits Commitment to long-term care in a community setting and promoting maximum patient independence and functional ability.

About Us

San Ysidro Health is a Federally Qualified Health Care organization committed to providing high quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable healthcare services for the entire family.

The organization was founded by seven women in search of medical services for their families and community. Almost 50 years later, San Ysidro Health now provides innovative care to over 92,000 patients through a vast and integrated network of 34 program sites across the county. San Ysidro Health could not serve our patients without the dedication of our passionate and hardworking employees.

Apply today and become a part of our mission-driven team!

San Ysidro Health has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all applicants for employment. Employment decisions including, but not limited to, those such as employee selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, employee programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to reace, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • 875 El Cajon Blvd, El Cajon, CA 92020, USA

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