Registered Dietitian
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Jan 9

Registered Dietitian

Dietary $33.00 - $37.00
Full Time
8-am - 5pm
Reseda, CA & West Los Angeles, CA

We are currently seeking a full-time Registered Dietitian to join Brandman Centers for Senior Care, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This program is designed to help older adults with complex medical needs so they can remain as independent as possible for as long as possible. We accomplish this by coordinating multidisciplinary services so qualified seniors get all of their healthcare needs taken care of in one place.

Established in 1912 as a haven for elderly immigrants, the Los Angeles Jewish Health has grown to become a leading provider leader of senior care in Los Angeles. Today, LAJHealth serves over 1,000 seniors in residence and 3,500 seniors annually through our in-home and community-based services.

We value our employees! We offer long term employment opportunities with job stability, including supporting and encouraging career growth advancement. We offer Health, Dental and Vision insurance, Paid Time Off, 9 Paid Holidays, 403(b) with Matching Retirement Plan, Life insurance (paid by the company) and a team spirit workplace culture!

Job Functions:

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.

As the Registered Dietitian, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.

Administrative Functions:

  • Evaluates each participant’s nutritional status, nutrient requirements, food tolerance and resources for meal preparation. Conducts an initial and bi-annual nutrition assessment of each participant (on caseload) in order to determine dietary needs. Develops and implements a nutritional Plan of Care with recommendations for nutritional prescriptions, meals, and assistance with meal preparation and/or home-delivered meal care at least quarterly and when a participant’s condition changes. Presents the Plan of Care to the Interdisciplinary Team.
  • Maintains current written progress notes and other documentation on the participant Medical Record including signed and dated documentation for all nutrition/dietary related services performed the day the service is provided and quarterly progress reports.
  • Recommends meal composition and dietary requirements for each participant in coordination with the Interdisciplinary Team and in compliance with the Primary Care Physician’s orders.
  • Works closely with the Personal Care Attendants in the home and Center to monitor each participant’s eating habits. When appropriate, suggests modifications that best suit participant preferences and nutritional needs.
  • Provides special diets as required and in consultation with the Primary Care Physician.
  • Provides nutrition education to participants and family members/caregivers as ordered by the Primary Care Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
  • Provides nutrition education to Interdisciplinary Team members as needed and actively participates in Interdisciplinary Team meetings.
  • Works collaboratively with BCSC IDT in the implementation of participant education.
  • Participates in care coordination with SNF’s and ALF’s staff where participants reside and/or are in rehabilitation and attends assigned care coordination meetings.
  • Collaborates with outside agencies in the community to provide meal delivery services as needed.
  • As a member of the Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT) will participate in IDT meetings and fulfill responsibilities as assigned.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Degrees and diplomas Bachelors Degree from an American Dietetics Association (ADA) accredited institution with a major in Nutrition; Master’s Degree preferred. Currently credentialed and licensed through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Experience: At least one year experience as a Dietitian working with the frail or elderly or if less than 1-year appropriate training meeting industry standards of competency.
  • Skills/Aptitudes: Must be a health educator, able to think analytically and provide care to the frail elderly. Good working knowledge of clinical dietetics.
  • Bilingual, Spanish, preferred

Specific Requirements

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, participants, visitors and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of medical terminology, laws, and regulations as they pertain to long‑term care.
  • Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with other personnel.
  • Must possess the ability to minimize waste of supplies, misuse of equipment, etc.
  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Be knowledgeable in computers, data input and output.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning a participant’s condition.
  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Application

Registered Dietitian

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Highest level of education completed.