• Registered Dietitian

    Location US-AZ-YUMA
    System ID
    85418
    Category
    Nutrition
    Relocation Type
    No
    Employment Status
    Temporary
  • Unit Description

    EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE COLD WINTER MONTHS IN A WARM  CLIMATE! 

     

    Don't miss out on this rare opportunity!

     

    Sodexo is seeking a full time Registered Dietitian to provide Clinical Dietitian support for Yuma Regional Medical Center a 406 bed acute care hospital in addition to a 30 bed rehab hospital located in Yuma, Arizona.

     

    Yuma is located only 2 1/2 hours east of the beautiful San Diego, CA and 3 hours west of the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area.   Leave your coat behind and enjoy temperate weather for at least half of the year! The Yuma area is culturally diverse, has a favorable cost of living compared to most of the country, and is considered a great family community with fun events taking place routinely. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Yuma is the sunniest place on earth. Of the possible 4,456 hours of daylight each year, the sun shines in Yuma for roughly 4,174 hours, or about 94% of the time.

     

    This position will last for 6 months up to one year. While in this Full-Time temporary role, you are encouraged to apply to permanent positions at any Sodexo location or stay and join the Yuma team!

     

     

    Reporting to the Clinical Nutrition Manager the Clinical Dietitian will:

    • Hold an active registered dietitian status (no license required by the state of Arizona)
    • Work collaboratively with a team of clinical dietitians to ensure patient needs are consistently met 
    • Have a working knowledge of EHR charting (EPIC system currently in place) nutrition informatics and the nutrition care process
    • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working with patients and staff of diverse backgrounds
    • Educate patients and family members, as needed in components of nutrition and diet modifications
    • Participate in Quality Improvement projects as needed and will also Participate in community outreach projects as needed 

    Yuma Regional Medical Center is the only major medical center serving the Yuma, Arizona area and as such their top priority is providing high-quality, patient-centered care. The staff is dedicated to providing individualized attention and excellent care to every patient, every time, and to delivering this care with compassion and respect. Join a team that encourages collaboration, diversity, and career growth.   

     

     

    Position Summary

    Responsible for providing direct comprehensive nutrition services
    Key Duties
    -Directs nutrition care of special needs population to ensure nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.
    -Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction to ensure account retention.
    -Manages, promotes, and educates others on food and nutrition programs according to Sodexo standards and policy.
    -Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests and probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate Sodexo resource when necessary.
    -Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. Health Dept., HIPAA/Privacy Act, Joint Commission, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel) by keep abreast of the most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice.
    -Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments..

     

     

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree

    Basic Functional Experience - 1 year work experience in health care including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted or independent living facilities, long-term care, retirement homes, or clinics + registered dietitian

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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