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Providence Health & Services Clinical Dietitian in Tarzana, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Dietitian (Per Diem/Day Shift) to Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Dietitian who will be reporting to the Director of Food and Nutrition Services to monitor nutritional care, manage physician ordered therapeutic diets and provide nutritional education to patients. Assist in the direction, supervision and coordination of diet office activities.

In this position you will:

  • Promote patient, physician, customer and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect

  • Support and participate in activities that foster customer service.

  • Communicate and follow the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate

  • Maintain required applicable licensure, certification and education

  • Attend and successfully complete general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements

  • Participate actively in department staff meetings

  • Demonstrate effective verbal and written communications

  • Demonstrate knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, or activities that place patients at risk during diet modification and nutrition assessments, as well as communicate effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations: Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric

  • Perform nutritional assessments and reassessments when appropriate and according to departmental standards

  • Document all relevant aspects of nutritional care for patients in accordance with departmental standards

  • Perform nutrient analysis of patient’s intake when ordered according to the appropriate guidelines

  • Instruct patients or responsible party regarding diet therapy and drug/nutrient interaction during and subsequent to hospitalization.

  • Initiates referrals of specific patients, as indicated, to appropriate health care staff member for follow up care

  • Evaluate patient meal acceptance and records information. Communicate information to Food Service Director, Assistant Director and/or Chef concerning quality care

  • Advise employees on methods of preparation for therapeutic diets. Instruct personnel on food preparation and special techniques used

  • Attend health care team meetings regularly to discuss patient care needs

  • Serve as an education resource to nursing and medical personnel

  • Ensure that each patient receives the best nutrition care possible within dietary restrictions for the nature of the disease state

  • Assist in supervision of supportive personnel, maintain steady productivity, through close observation, provides direction when necessary. Lead by professional example

  • Maintain department records, report, and file as required

  • Participate in flexing work schedules to ensure effective and efficient use of staff while maintaining quality of work

  • Demonstrate willingness & ability to float to areas within their scope of practice as necessary


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • American Dietetic Association Registration

  • Current LA City Fire Card within 30 days of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in supervision and clinical office settings

  • 1 year clinical experience in an institutional setting

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Tarzana Medical Center is a 245-bed not-for-profit medical center that serves the San Fernando Valley, offering high quality specialty services, including: heart and vascular care, orthopedics, oncology and senior services. Recognizing the special health care needs of women and children, our Women’s Pavilion & Resource Center provides women’s health and maternity care in once central location. The hospital specializes in pediatrics and has one of the largest neonatal intensive care units in the San Fernando Valley. Providence Tarzana has a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology with a personal touch. Providence Health & Services cares about the people and the lives that we touch each and every day. We are continually driven by the caring tradition of our heritage – the foundation of our Mission and core-values – to embrace respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship. With a rich past reaching back more than 65 years in Southern California, and 150 years in total, Providence Health & Services today celebrates unprecedented growth, recognition for top quality health care, a vibrant employee culture where new ideas are encouraged and a drive to help the underprivileged - all with an eye toward the future.

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Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Dieticians and Clinical Nutrition Specialists (Licensed)

Location: California-Tarzana

Req ID: 242911