Clinical Dietitian - Inpatient

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Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)

Stanford Health Care's Department of Clinical Nutrition Services is seeking a Clinical Dietitian to provide medical nutrition therapy to patients. Preferred candidates have experience working in complex clinical environments caring for high-acuity patients.

This is a Stanford Health Care job.

A Brief Overview
The Clinical Dietitian works closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide patient care that is integrated and compatible with the patient-focused medical goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities: application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, development and implementation of nutrition intervention(s), and monitoring and evaluation of the patient's progress. The Clinical Dietitian uses the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF) to determine scope of practice, established Standards of Practice and Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) in nutrition care and practice-specific dietetics, and, as available, evidence-based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention(s).

The Clinical Dietitian functions independently at the competent to proficient level of the SOP/SOPP to provide nutrition care to patients, including complex patient types.

Stanford Health Care

What you will do
  • Works with a moderate degree of professional autonomy and independent practice using diagnostic reasoning skills in the application of the Nutrition Care Process.
  • Assists in the oversight of the Nutrition Care Process in assigned area and applies research to refine department standards of care in that specialty area.
  • Performs key role in at least one performance improvement initiative annually or the creation/revision of nutrition protocols or nutrition program.
  • Participates in process and outcome measures initiatives using quantifiable indicators to identify actual results of a program, service, or activity. Or, participates in nutrition research studies and communicates findings through reports, abstracts, presentations, and publications.
  • Serves as a mentor and trainer to other Clinical Dietitians .
  • Serves as mentor for dietetic students and interns. Develops and coordinates student and intern learning experience.

Education Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in dietetics, nutrition, or nutrition related field or a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university
  • Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education)
  • Master's degree in dietetics, nutrition, or specialty area preferred

Experience Qualifications
  • Two (2) years of work experience as a clinical dietitian AND at least one (1) specialty certification granted by the Commission on Dietetic Registration Board, Certified Nutrition Support Specialist (CNSC) or Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
  • Three (3) years full time equivalent work experience as a clinical dietitian in a relevant setting providing care to complex patients

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all steps of the process
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy
  • General knowledge of electronic medical record, nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic form to patients, public, hospital/clinic and medical staff, and physicians
  • Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units and/or outpatient clinics
  • Ability to counsel and educate others
  • Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinions, active listening, and observations
  • Decision making, problem solving, and collaboration

Licenses and Certifications
  • RD - Registered Dietitian

These principles apply to ALL employees:

SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience

Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.

You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:

  • Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care
  • Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health
  • Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination

Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.