Job Details

  • Title

    Clinical Dietitian

  • Category

    Dietary and Environmental Services

  • Department

    Renker Wellness Center

  • Schedule

    Per-Diem

  • Shift

    Day

  • Location

    Eisenhower Medical Center
    Rancho Mirage, CA

  • Job Objective: A brief overview of the position.
    • Provides clinical nutrition services to participants at the Renker Wellness Center as a component of medical programs (cardiac/pulmonary rehab and/or heart failure clinic) as well as fee for service for RWC community gym members. Responsible for coordination and implementation of nutrition care with medical, nursing, and ancillary care professionals.
  • Reports to
    • Director, Renker Wellness Center
  • Supervises
    • N/A
  • Ages of Patients
    • Adult
    • Geriatric
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
    • Minimal/ No Potential
  • Qualifications
    • Education
      • Required: BS in Nutrition and Dietetics; Masters preferred
    • Licensure/Certification
      • Required: Registered dietician with Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) accreditation and American Heart Association BLS
    • Experience
      • Required: 2 years as a Registered Dietician in a healthcare setting
      • Preferred: 2 years in a medical program model including Epic electronic health record; experience with cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes, weight management, and plant based nutrition
  • Essential Responsibilities
    • Demonstrates compliance with Code of Conduct and compliance policies, and takes action to resolve compliance questions or concerns and report suspected violations
    • Assesses the nutritional status of adult and/or geriatric patients with clear documentation in the medical record. Uses parameters such as anthropometric measurements, visual assessment and interpretation of laboratory values
    • Develops and revises a nutrition care plan based on information from the client, medical record, family and health care team members
    • Incorporates current evidence-based research and practice into educational materials, documentation, and policy and procedures
    • Performs nutrient intake analysis
    • Adheres to facility confidentiality, HIPPA regulations, and patient rights policies
    • Complies with regulatory agency standards, including federal, state and The Joint Commission as evidenced by successful completion of surveys with no deficiencies
    • Completes all required documentation, reports and logs in a timely, professional and thorough manner
    • Communicates effectively with all team members, patients and families through conferences, individual consultation and committee participation. This includes telephone, written, and electronic communication
    • Orients, mentors and educates other staff, as applicable
    • Advises department on nutritional care
    • Knowledgeable of current evidence as relates to plant-based nutrition for populations served by the Renker Wellness Center
    • Plans regular and modified menus as requested
    • Follows facility and department infection prevention policies and procedures
    • Participates in facility-wide and department Performance Improvement Program and on Performance Improvement teams to improve processes and care
    • Demonstrates leadership as nutritional care expert for others on the inter-professional health care team at the Renker Wellness Center
    • Provides community education as requested within area of expertise including support of Community Heart Failure Clinic lecture series and educational programs for cardiac/pulmonary rehab participants
    • Assists and contributes to stated patient satisfaction goals
    • Follows all security procedures for facility and department
    • Performs other duties as assigned

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