Registered Dietitian
Company: Thomas Cuisine Management
Location: Fresno, California

Job Description: 
**Conducts a nutrition assessment for patients at nutritional risk within the required time frames. Obtains timely and appropriate data and analyzes/interprets data based on evidence-based standards.
**Provides appropriate documentation that summarizes the nutrition care plan in the patient’s medical record, including nutrition assessment, diagnosis, plan/goals, implementation, and progress toward goals.
**Participates in multidisciplinary care conferences and discharge planning activities as appropriate. Works closely with other disciplines including OT, PT, speech and social services to insure continuity of care.
**Performs nutrition diagnosis after identifying the problem and clarifying the cause of the problem with the patient’s medical team.
**Develops and implements or makes recommendations for an individualized plan for nutrition intervention, including enteral and parenteral nutrition.
**Reviews/approves therapeutic diets to insure compliance with all state and federal guidelines.
**Assesses and evaluates techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.
**Works collaboratively with and provides area supervision of dining service staff to assure accuracy of diet prescriptions and high level of customer Provides appropriate follow-up in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals, referring patients for outpatient counseling, community resources or home services as appropriate.
**Conducts in-services and educational presentations to hospital/department staff.
**Maintains accurate record keeping of daily clinical activities, as required, including information for scheduling and billing of ambulatory care services.
**Participates in the orientation and training of new dietitians and DTR’s. Functions as a preceptor to dietetic students and interns. Plans learning experiences, teaches, and evaluates performance of students and interns.
**Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Knowledge of:
*Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy.
*General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Skills In:
*Exceptional customer service/public relations skills.
*Ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form to patients, public, medical staff, and physicians.
*Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units.
*Ability to effectively counsel and educate others.

Experience and Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, or related area granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.  Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association.
Three years clinical/related experience and/or master’s degree in related field. Bilingual in English and Spanish or Hmong.

BLS/CPR.  Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association.  Valid California Drivers’ License and clean driving record. Serve Safe Certified.
Certified Specialist in related field (CLE, CDE, CNSC, CSO).
Paneling with California Children Services (CCS) if working in CCS Program Approved facility.