Dietician l/ll

Provides nutrition education & clinical services within established guidelines.
Essential Functions:
Upholds KP's Policies & Procedures, Principles of Responsibilities & applicable state, federal & local laws
Participates in establishing department strategic goals & priorities
Assesses member needs, establishes priorities, designs, develops, recommends, updates, implements & evaluates programs, curriculum, materials (written & audiovisual), protocols, procedures & standards for health/nutrition education
Plans, participates & evaluates community events & coordinates use of community resources as appropriate
Implements nutrition care plans to include follow-up & referrals to government, community and/or other KP facilities for continuity of nutrition care
Educates/counsels members, family & caregivers regarding health & nutrition on an individual or group setting (classes)
Develops meal plans as appropriate to meet member's lifestyle, socio-economic background, age, culture, diagnosis & religious affiliation
Consults & educates physicians & other health care providers regarding member & population specific nutrition/health related issues
Participates in multidisciplinary care teams & committees
Collects data, plans, prepares & implements reports for performance improvement and/or quality assurance audits
Develops grants & proposals for health/nutrition programs
Plans, conducts & evaluates in-service education programs for department staff, the multidisciplinary care team & physicians
Individual Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
Provides high quality, evidence-based, efficient, customer-focused MNT, including nutrition screening, assessment, care planning & education for appropriate nutrition intervention
Develops, implements & monitors ongoing plan of care based on the screening & assessment of the patient specific nutrition care plans/education & based on the patient's age, nutrition & psychosocial status, diagnosis, cultural background & religious affiliation
Other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications:
Previous experience in providing and coordinating health education services (usually 1 year) and/or hospital experience.
Bachelor's degree in Food/Nutrition or related field.
Must be a current Registered Dietitian (RD), as confirmed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Pre-RDs may be considered if candidate has completed the Supervised Practice Program (SPP) for RDs, AND not more than six (6)months have passed since completing the SPP, AND candidate has not previously failed the RD registration exam, AND candidate must become a RD within six (6) months of completing the SPP to comply with California Law.
National Provider Identifier (NPI) required.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates working knowledge of mainframe and personal computing systems.
Demonstrates highly effective interpersonal, written and verbal communications.
Must be able to work in a Labor Management Partnership Environment
Preferred Qualifications:
Prefer dietitian with renal experience as this candidate will primarily be providing support in the Peritoneal Dialysis and CKD Clinic.
Notes:
May be filled by Dietitian I or II.

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