Clinical Dietitian II - Clinical Nutrition (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94303
Req: 15875
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job

The Clinical Dietitian II works closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide patient care that is integrated and compatible with the patient-focused medical goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) including completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, development and implementation of nutrition intervention(s), and monitoring and evaluation of the patient’s progress. The Clinical Dietitian II uses the Scope of Dietetics Practice Framework (SODPF) to determine scope of practice, established Standards of Practice and Professional Performance (SOP/SOPP) in nutrition care and practice-specific dietetics, and, as available, evidence-based practice protocols/nutrition practice guidelines to help determine nutrition intervention(s).

Clinical Dietitians II function independently at the competent to proficient level of the SOP/SOPP on pediatric and obstetric units/clinics, including more complex patient types, e.g., intensive care units, pediatric gastroenterology specialty clinic, etc.  Clinical Dietitians II serve as a role model, resource, and leader for the level I dietitian.

  • Able to perform all functions of Clinical Dietitian Level I.

  • Performs key role in at least one performance improvement initiative or outcome-based research project annually or creates/revises two nutrition protocols/patient education tools annually.

  • Directs process, outcome, and structure measures initiatives using quantifiable indicators to identify actual results of a program, service, or activity. Collects specific information to track programs’ success.   Or, participates in nutrition research studies and communicates findings through reports, abstracts, presentations, and publication.

  • Mentors/trains Clinical Dietitians I.

  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in dietetics, foods and nutrition, or a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.  Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics (formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education).

Experience: Minimum of two years of related work experience required.

License/Certification: RD/RDN (Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist) - Valid credential as a Registered Dietitian / Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD) issued by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification. 

  • Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process and ability to apply all steps of the process.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy.

  • General knowledge of electronic medical record, nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal, and electronic form to patients, public, hospital/clinic and medical staff, and physicians.

  • Excellent counseling skills and the ability to relate to a multi-ethnic community and varied learning levels

  • Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units and/or outpatient clinics.

  • Critical thinking to integrate facts, informed opinions, active listening, and observations.

  • Decision making, problem solving, and collaboration.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish productive working relationships with multidisciplinary team and support services.


Physical Requirements

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. 

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