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CLINICAL DIETITIAN (Per-Diem)

Company: Ahmc Healthcare Inc.
Location: Daly City
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Functions as a leader in medical nutrition therapy, promoting wellness through optimal nutrition. Collaborates with physicians, nurses and other ancillary staff to provide optimal nutrition support. Functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary health care team screening and/or assessing newly admitted patients/residents to identify those at nutrition risk. Completes comprehensive medical nutrition therapy assessment for those patients identified at nutrition risk. Provides therapeutic diet education based on patient needs and literacy level. Develops and implements an appropriate plan of care. Develops through orientation and continuing education, and according to the American Dietetic Association standards of practice, knowledge and skills as appropriate for working with patients of any age, including the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, and the terminally ill. Regularly provides quality service to customers following established protocols. Maintains confidentiality. Actively participates in the growth and development of the Clinical Dietitian group.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts initial and subsequent nutritional assessment on patients.
  • Provide gestational diabetes education and tools for patient self-testing.
  • Conduct classes in groups as requested by the Program Coordinator
  • Participates in in-services, seminars and case presentations as requested by the Program Coordinator.
  • Provide monthly data on outcome of all gestational diabetes patients.
  • Provide in-services to physicians as requested.
  • Assess all insulin dependent patients. Provide education on and teach patient how to use insulin.
  • Communicate well with physicians and receive orders for insulin use from physicians.
  • Conduct postpartum nutritional counseling and evaluate need for postpartum blood testing.
  • Provide assistance to Program Coordinator as requested.
  • Provide community outreach as requested.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Dietetics or equivalent from an approved program that meets the American Dietetic Association qualifications for Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian eligibility.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 2 years experience in acute/long term care preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE:

  • Current certification as a Registered Dietitian through Commission of Dietetics Registration.

OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES & KNOWLEDGE:

  • Should be self-motivating.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and time management skills.

Hospital Description

AHMC- Seton Medical Center has a long tradition of providing patient-centered, quality care and a commitment to clinical excellence and our community. Founded in 1893, the 357-bed medical center now serves 1.5 million residents of San Francisco and northern San Mateo County with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical specialties, as well as emergency and urgent care services. Its sister facility, Seton Coastside, is a 116-bed skilled nursing complex offering inpatient care and the only 24-hour standby Emergency Department on the Pacific Coast between Daly City and Santa Cruz. We pride ourselves on improving the health and well-being of our patients, community, and populations, we serve with high quality community partnerships, and continuous innovation to our health care delivery system and this is why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to deliver the safest and highest quality patient-centered care

Keywords: Ahmc Healthcare Inc., Daly City , CLINICAL DIETITIAN (Per-Diem), Other , Daly City, California

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