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Clinical Dietitian I

Recruitment #0522-RH8001-TM

Introduction

This examination is being given to fill one part time vacancy in the Clinical Dietetics department in San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish a referral pool to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

Pre-Employment Drug Screening and Background: Potential new hires into this classification are required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made unless the eligible has passed all pre-employment processes. The County pays for the initial drug screen.


NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Identifies at risk patients and prioritizes need for services; assesses nutritional status utilizing established parameters; obtains and evaluates diet history, laboratory values, medication history, anthropomorphic data and observations to assess needs; utilizes information to plan and implement nutritional care plans; charts information and observations.
  • Evaluates and interprets physician orders; calculates calorie and nutrient contents for special diet and tube feedings; provides therapeutic dietary information to health care staff and to patients and families; resolves clinical issues.
  • Monitors and evaluates patient tolerance of and compliance with meals; modifies nutritional care plans; recommends modifications to physician orders; modifies menus to meet dietary needs; reviews institutional menus for compliance with regulations and standards; recommends new menus for regular and special diets.
  • Provides technical assistance in the areas of menu planning, food preparation, diet modifications and nutrition education to operators and kitchen staff of senior programs, schools and child care facilities, nursing homes, board and care facilities, county institutions and other facilities.
  • Develops and presents nutrition education and service programs; provides individual and group counseling to individuals and families; provides special diet information to individuals with specific medical needs including dialysis and kidney patients, diabetics, pregnant and nursing mothers and others.
  • Conducts training for health care staff in the areas of meal preparation, preparation of special diet items, charting of trays, sanitation and cleanliness, food storage and tray preparation; may monitor preparation and cleanup operations; may inspect patient trays.
  • Conducts surveys and studies; analyzes results and prepares reports; maintains records; orders supplies.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in dietetics, nutrition, or a closely related field including or supplemented by the completion of a dietary internship at an approved institution.

    Licenses and Certificates: Current registration as a Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association.

    KNOWLEDGE

    Principles and practices of dietetics and nutrition; special nutritional requirements as they pertain to a wide variety of medical conditions and patient needs; methods, materials and equipment used in hospital and home food preparation and service; sanitation methods in volume food preparation and service; principles and techniques of public relations and customer service.

    ABILITY

    Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; interpret and apply dietary prescriptions; evaluate patient medical information; integrate special nutritional needs and patient preferences into hospital menus; instruct individuals and groups; conduct formal classroom training in nutrition, dietetics, cooking and related subjects; maintain records.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to Equal Employment Opportunity Division (sjgov.org).

    Accommodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

    San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

    BENEFITS

    Part-Time Employee Benefits: Part-time employees who meet the appropriate eligibility criteria may receive health insurance benefits and step increases.

    Selection Procedures

    Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination.  If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

    Testing Accommodation:  Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. 

    Physical Exam:  Some classifications require physical examinations.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination.  The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

    Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam:  Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment.  Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen.  The County pays for the initial drug screen.

     

    Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:

    • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or

    • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other

    Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

    Proof of Eligibility:  If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Online:       

    www.sjgov.org/department/hr

    By mail or in person:  

    San Joaquin County Human Resources

    44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

    Stockton, CA 95202                                  

     

    Office hours:               
    Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

    Phone:  (209) 468-3370 

     

    Job Line:

    For current employment opportunities please call our 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377. 

    When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).  

    San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:  San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.  For more information go to
    www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo.



    Click on a link below to apply for this position:

    Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.
    View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
    View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. scannable paper application A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in.
    Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.

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    Human Resources Division  Stockton, CA 95202
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