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Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition, Days, Full-Time - 10K Hiring Incentive

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Adventist Health Bakersfield has served the residents of Kern County with skill and compassion for more than 100 years. Our medical center is a 254-bed acute-care facility that includes key services areas including emergency care, brain and spine, heart care, cancer care, orthopedics, surgical services and robotics, primary care and more. You can also find close-to-home care by visiting the Adventist Health Physicians Network of providers, our three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health AIS Cancer Center - the only comprehensive cancer care center in Kern County with the Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation for our programs multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. The hospital is staffed by more than 645 affiliated physicians, 1,832 associates and more than 250 volunteers.Adventist Health Bakersfield has been recognized as one of the 'Best Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report, regionally ranked #1 in overall hospital quality in the Central Valley among 416 hospitals. The rankings place us in the top five percent of hospitals statewide and demonstrates Adventist Health Bakersfields dedication to quality care for our patients and community. Adventist Health Bakersfield is the only hospital in Kern County to earn an A Hospital Safety Grade by The Leapfrog Group eight times in a row. While this is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering commitment to our patients, community and mission of 'Living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope.'Job Summary:Provides comprehensive nutritional care to patients and residents identified with special needs and/or those who meet nutritional risk criteria. Provides nutritional care which includes patient assessment and reassessment, patient and family education, interdisciplinary communication, nutritional plan of care development, and documentation of all interventions in accordance with policy and acceptable practice standards. Acts as a competent clinician who provides clinical care in a skilled and effective manner, utilizing appropriate technical and decision-making skills.Job Requirements:Education and Work Experience:* Bachelors Degree in food and nutrition or equivalent: Required* Master's Degree: Preferred* Experience as a Clinical Dietitian: Preferred* Dietetic internship or its equivalent: PreferredLicenses/Certifications:* Registered Dietitian (RD) within 6 months of completion of residency program: RequiredEssential Functions:* Performs assessment of patients to determine those at nutritional risk. Provides quality nutritional care through utilization of nutrition plans; facilitating appropriate meal patterns, monitoring nutritional intake, initiating appropriate interventions, and providing nutritional education.* Responsible for the comprehensive initial nutritional assessment and ongoing reassessment of the patient's nutritional condition and stability and determination of nutritional diagnosis. Responsible for the nutritional evaluation of the patient's response to effectiveness of the implementation of the plan of care.* Sets patient care priorities appropriately. Assigns personnel to patient care activities for effective utilization of skills and abilities within their job description, scope of practice and level of competency. Responsible for medical nutrition therapy administration in a safe and accurate manner, monitoring, documenting, including patient response.* Acts as an educational resource for health care team personnel including dietetic interns, patients, family members and community. Orients/instructs new professional, registered and assistive and ancillary personnel on job duties, assignments and clinical activities of the unit. Provides learning opportunities to meet the nutrition education needs of patients/family/significant others.* Responsible for direct date collection and data assessment of the patient's nutritional condition and stability. Supervises indirect data collection of assigned personnel.* Performs other job-related duties as assigned.Organizational Requirements:Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.#Diet-SJJob Type: Full-timePay: $33.33 - $49.95 per hourWork Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Adventist Health, Bakersfield , Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutrition, Days, Full-Time - 10K Hiring Incentive, Healthcare , Bakersfield, California

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