Sodexo Inc. Registered Dietitian 3 in LOS ANGELES, California

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Registered Dietitian to come join their dynamic clinical team at Keck Medicine of USC, located in Los Angeles, CA.

This position will be responsible for supporting the USC Transplant Institute as the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Dietitian. Ideally, the candidate will be well versed in solid organ transplant care and nutrition therapy specific to Kidney, end stage disease management, weight managment, and diabetes. In addition, preferred candidate will be experienced in the outpatient arena and have interest Research and PI/QI initiatives. In the absence of this experience, be excited and self-directed to learn these processes.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Nutrition the ideal candidate will:

  • Be a registered dietitian with at least 5 years of experience, preferably at least 1 year in ambulatory setting.

  • Advance degree Masters and/or advanced certification strongly preferred

  • Takes initiative, be innovative, and passionate about nutrition and elevating our practice

  • Be self-directed, flexible, and a team player and have excellent time management, verbal, and written communication skills

Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-based medical systems in the Los Angeles area. Encompassing academic excellence, world-class research and state-of-the-art clinical care, we attract internationally renowned experts who teach and practice at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the region’s first medical school.

We operate the Keck Medical Center of USC, which includes two acute care hospitals: Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital. The enterprise also owns the community hospital USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, and it includes more than 40 outpatient facilities, some at affiliated hospitals, in Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Tulare and Ventura counties. In addition, we operate USC Care Medical Group, a medical faculty practice.

In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keck Medical Center of USC among the Top 10 hospitals in the state and among the Top 50 hospitals in the United States in five specialties: ophthalmology, urology, cancer, geriatrics and orthopaedic surgery.

Position Summary

Responsible for providing direct comprehensive nutrition services including those for complex needs.

Key Duties

-Directs nutrition care of special needs population to ensure nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.

-Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction to ensure account retention.

-Manages, promotes, and educates others on food and nutrition programs according to Sodexo standards and policy.

-Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests and probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate Sodexo resource when necessary.

-Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. Health Dept., -HIPAA/Privacy Act, Joint Commission, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel) by keep abreast of the most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice.

-Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments. .

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in health care including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted or independent living facilities, long-term care, retirement homes, or clinics + registered dietitian

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

System ID 76390

Category Nutrition

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time