Department: Dietary Services
Job Code: 4-100
The Registered Dietician (RD) coordinates all phases of nutritional care while maintaining communication with contracted food and supplement suppliers, dietary manager, physicians as well as nursing staff. Nutritional care to include nutrition assessment of all at risk patients, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling. The RD supervises the dietary manager and techs nursing meal times. Assists with ordering snacks, food supplements, fruits and special dietary needs. Ensures patient satisfaction. All duties to be done in accordance with Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations, Oceans' Mission, policies and procedures and PI Standards.
Baccalaureate degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics or Nutritional Sciences. Successful completion of dietetic internship. State licensed and nationally registered is required. Two years experience preferred. Master's degree is optional and can replace the 2 years of preferred experience.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Must be able to read, to write and to follow verbal and written instruction. Must work well with diverse populations. Must utilize Age, Disability and Cultural Specific knowledge in working with specialized populations to best communicate with those clients. Must be in good physical and mental health as evidenced by a warm empathetic attitude, respect for dignity, worth and potentiality of clients and hold a high sense of personal integrity.
CPI and CPR certified. Current Dietician licensure.