Sodexo Operations LLC Registered Dietitian 2 in PALM SPRINGS, California

Unit Description

Sodexo has a need for a Part-Time experienced Registered Dietitian with at least 2 years of experience to provide nutrition care and join our dynamic clinical team at Desert Regional Medical Center in the beautiful downtown area of Palm Springs, CA.

In this role, the Part-Time Dietitian will report to the Clinical Nutrition Manager and will:

  • Be a registered dietitian with at least 2 years of clinical experience in acute care setting with inpatient experience

  • This position will be working 20 hours week

  • Have Responsibility for a variety of patient units; and provide inpatient nutrition care as needed

  • Have the responsibility for the development,implementation and coordination of the inpatient nutritional education programs

  • Have Prior experience with an acute care, utilizing the nutrition care process and electronic health records charting

  • Have the ability to work well with physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff and collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently and be outcome focuse

  • Have the opportunity to participate in Performance Improvement projects assist with department performance improvement, participate in employee training and patient satisfaction

  • Maintain Good time management skills and be a self-starter

  • Have direct Involvement in monthly team meetings with the interdisciplinary team

  • Be Self-directed, organized and a team player and able to develop rapport with the medical staff

Founded in 1948, Desert Regional Medical Center is a 387-bed tertiary acute care hospital located in Palm Springs. The emergency department is the Coachella Valley’s only designated trauma center, serving more than 8,000 square miles of Southeastern California. Desert Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive array of services that includes: Emergency/Trauma Services, , , , , and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. In addition, Desert Regional has expanded three of its clinics to the La Quinta Medical Center at 47647 Caleo Bay: Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences, and La Quinta Imaging. Desert Regional Medical Center has received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, its highest level of certification, for their Advanced Primary Stroke Center and Advanced Congestive Heart Failure program.

Position Summary

Responsible for providing direct comprehensive nutrition services

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 Sodexho 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 - 1 year 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 72643

Category Nutrition

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Part-Time