Location: Clearlake, CA
Job Description: Adventist Health Clear Lake is a 25-bed, critical access hospital serving Lake County with key service areas including 24-hour emergency care, imaging, intensive care, maternity, physical rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, surgery and 10 rural health clinics that provide behavioral health, cancer, dental, family medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, neurology, orthopedic and pain management to name a few. Home to Clear Lake, California’s largest natural freshwater lake, Lake County is a great place to live and work. From every corner, there are pristine views of gorgeous landscapes, beautiful mountains, valleys and rolling hills dotted with rows of vineyards and charming small towns. Located just two hours by car from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento Valley or Pacific Coast, Clear Lake is a great place to be if you’re a weekend warrior.
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.
Education and Work Experience:
*Bachelor’s Degree in food and nutrition or equivalent: Required
*Master’s Degree: Preferred
*Experience as a Clinical Dietitian: Preferred
*Dietetic internship or its equivalent: Preferred
*Licenses/Certifications: Registered Dietitian (RD) within 6 months of completion of residency program
Required Essential 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.
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.