Title Registered Dietitian/Director of Food and Nutrition
Categories Dietary Department
Salary $34.30 – $42.88 – $51.45
Start Date 2019-08-23
Department Dietary
Status Exempt
Job Information

This position oversees the food service and nutrition service for the dietary department; to enable them to provide a food service that meets the daily nutritional needs of residents and patients, ensure that special dietary needs are met, and provide palatable, attractive and acceptable meals served in accordance with the standards set forth by Title 22 and regulation of accrediting agency. Responsibilities include:
• Management in the formulation of a departmental budget
• Continuous reassessment/evaluation of the service provided to assure that it is consistent with the philosophy of the District/hospital
• Dietary counseling to hospital, SNF and clinic patients
• Performs nutritional assessments on patients/residents
• Ensure that hospital policies are up-to-date and meet all legal requirements
• Supervision of the dietary food service personnel/staff
• Approval of the menu systems
• Oversees all aspects of food production, procurement and safety for acute care and SNF unit
• Plans, organizes and conducts in-service educational programs for food service and nursing personnel

Primary Purpose
The Registered Dietitian is responsible for:
• The supervision of the food service staff
• The hospital policies related to the dietary department
• The standards set forth by Title 22 and regulation of accrediting agency
• The consulting and counseling of patients with respect to dietary issues


Education and Training
Bachelors or Advanced Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in food and nutrition or institutional management. Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics preferred. Patient care experience in a hospital and/or long term care setting required. Knowledge and skills required to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy for all ages both inpatient and outpatient. Management/supervisory experience is required.

Completed internship approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Two to three years’ experience in health care work required, including work and internship experience. Knowledge of Title 22, Food Code and OBRA guidelines preferred.

Licenses and Registrations
Registered Dietitian, meeting the requirements established by the State Regulatory Agency, California Department of Public Health and Title 22. Must maintain a current Food Handler’s Certification or Serv Safe Certification and current licensure through Commission of Dietetic Registration.

Physical Requirements

Activity Percent of Shift
Sitting 20%
Standing/walking 80%
Crawling/Climbing 10%
Bending Over 60%
Reaching Overhead 60%
Crouching/Kneeling 60%
Lifting As much as 76-100 lbs – Often
Repetitive Use of Foot Control Seldom
Repetitive Use of hands Seldom
Firm Grasping with Hands Often
Fine Dexterity with Hands Often
Operation of Car or other Vehicle Seldom
Exposure to Dust, Gas, Fumes Seldom
Exposure to Marked Changes Seldom
Exposure to Marked Physical
Exertion in excess of 5 minutes Often

Sensory Requirements:
• Verbal Articulation
• Non-Verbal Communication
• Hearing
• Sight
• Smell/Taste

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