Clinical Dietician - Dietary - Clinical Nutrition Services - Full Time/Varied

Company: Antelope Valley Hospital ( Learn More )

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Job Objective:

Under the management of the Clinical Nutrition Manager; performs work with a high degree of accuracy and skill in the provision of optimal nutritional care for patients and the other service population.  The provision of optimal nutrition care includes nutrition assessments, development of care plans, nutrition education, food service, and nutrition consulting services.  Participates in multidisciplinary case management activities and performance improvement projects.  Actively participates in Departmental Performance Improvement and Patient Satisfaction goals.  The Dietitian will work together with the employees of the department to provide optimal environmental services to the patients, visitors, and staff to ensure the healing and well-being of each individual.  The Dietitian will perform any other related tasks as assigned. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Identifies, prioritizes, screens & adds orders as per patient information as outlined by protocol.
  2. Completes assessments/consults as per the Nutrition Care Process guidelines.
  3. Recommends appropriate nutrition intervention & informs the care giver about the same.
  4. Documents all the patients seen in the multi disciplinary care plan.
  5. Orders follow – up on patients as per risk criteria.
  6. Continue to monitor & evaluate the effectiveness of the nutrition intervention.
  7. Provides nutrition education to patients based on consults & or patient request.
  8.  Individual privileges to make diet modifications, supplement diets: enteral nutrition & TPN modifications & order vitamins, minerals & certain labs.
  9. Cover weekends as per rotation to ensure consults & assessments are completed.
  10. Ensure that productivity standards are met. (>70% of time spent in direct patient care)
  11. Serves as a resource for nutrition information for the medical staff, the hospital employees, the patients, and the community.
  12. Participates as a team member with performance improvement projects, either departmental or multidisciplinary.
  13. Is involved in the multidisciplinary case management approach to patient care and outcomes.
  14. Works collaboratively with other members of the dietary department to provide the appropriate meals for all patients in the service population.
  15. Participates in nutrition educational and training programs.
  16. Provides guidance for patients and/or the dietary staff in the preparation of meals/education materials to include cultural diversity.
  17. Complies with the established standards of sanitation in the performance of the job duties.
  18. Adheres to established guidelines for the provision of nutritional care. 

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Maintains productivity within guidelines of the performance objectives.
  • Takes the initiative to seek challenges in the work environment and in continuing education.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Clinical Dietitian. 
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


  • Demonstrates knowledge regarding special needs and behaviors of age specific groups.
  •  Comprehensive knowledge and wide application of medical nutrition therapy. 
  • Skills

  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Basic Math skills and ability to calculate formulas.
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Abilities

  • Ability to accurately handle multiple tasks at the same time.
  • Demonstrates appropriate judgment in handling complaints from patients or other staff. 
  • Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


    Action Oriented

    Customer Focused


    Effective Communication 


    Ethics & Values

    Integrity & Trust 

    Education and Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree
  • Current registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. 
  • Competencies/ Evidence of Current Clinical Competencies

  • 12 hours minimum of continuing education in courses related to clinical nutrition/ dietetics
  • 6 monthly ongoing competencies by the manager/director will be documented & provided in the employee files
  • Key Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work is ordinarily performed in an office and/or institutional kitchen environment, in a limited work space.
  • Extensive direct patient contact conducted in the patient rooms or other patient care areas.
  • Extensive standing and walking for majority of day
  • Occasional lifting of up to 10 lbs. 
  • A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

    Closing Statement

    Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

    Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fasted growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 


    An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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