Manages the nutritional care of infant, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients through assessment of nutritional status, formulation, implementation and monitoring of care plans following appropriate policy/procedure. Utilizes unique knowledge of nutrition, interprets and communicates nutrition care principles to clients and patients. Collaborates with other professionals and personnel in the integration and delivery of care.
Major Position Responsibilities:
The position characteristics reflect the most important duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job in a fully competent manner. They should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. The characteristics of the position and standards of performance may be changed by TCMC with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
Maintains a safe, clean working environment, including unit based safety and infection control requirements.
Interviews patients for nutritional assessment and creates goal directed nutritional plan of care.
Coordinates plan of care with other members providing care to patient to provide team directed approach.
Provides education appropriate to patient nutritional needs.
Able to perform numerical calculations for nutritional values, enteral feedings, modified diets and parenteral nutrition, required.
Knowledge of chemistry, caloric values, and physical properties of foods, as well as understanding the medical basis for dietetic restrictions, required.
Able to communicate ideas and diet therapy instructions to patients and families, required.
Valid CA drivers’ license required, Auto Insurance required (for Home Care position only).
Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, required.
Current BLS; American Heart Association Healthcare Provider, required.
Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.
**To protect the health of patients and staff, and to comply with the new State of California mandates, all job offers are contingent on the successful engagement in the TCMC COVID-19 vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral.)**
TCHD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.
Tri-City Medical Center has served San Diego County’s coastal communities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista, as well as the surrounding region for nearly 60 years and is one of the largest employers in North San Diego County. Tri-City is administered by the Tri-City Healthcare District, a California Hospital District. As a full-service acute care hospital with over 500 physicians practicing in over 60 specialties, Tri-City is vital to the well-being of our community and serves as a healthcare safety net for many of our citizens. The hospital has received a Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission showcasing a commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community.
Tri-City Medical Center prides itself on being the home to leading orthopedic, spine and cardiovascular health services while also specializing in world-class women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care. Tri-City’s Emergency Department is there for your loved ones in their time of need and is highly regarded for our heart attack and stroke treatment programs. When minutes matter Tri-City is your source for quality compassionate care close to home. The hospital operates a ...Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Tri-City partners with over 50 local non-profit and community organizations as part of our COASTAL Commitment initiative. Together we are helping tackle some of our communities’ pressing health and social needs.
Our facilities include a hospital at 4002 Vista Way in Oceanside, nearby outpatient services, an orthopedic, primary care and urology clinics