Dietitian Job Listing at Medical Sheriff in Los Angeles, CA (Job ID 3356BR)
This announcement is a rebulletin to update the examination content information. Persons who have already applied within the last twelve (12) months need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last day of filing. The information must include your name, the correct examination title and number.
Positions allocable to this class plans and provides nutritional care to patients by interpreting and adapting physician prescribed diets to individual needs and preferences and counsels patients about their food requirements, eating habits, and the essentials of nutrition.
Essential Job Functions
Develops a nutrition care plan for individual patients by reviewing physician's diagnosis, diet orders, laboratory test results and selecting appropriate foods; calculates quantity of each food serving necessary to provide a nutritionally balanced diet compatible with physician's diagnosis, considering such variables as food availability, patient's socio-economic status, food allergies/intolerance, and ability to chew and swallow food.
Interviews patients to obtain detailed diet histories in order to incorporate the patient's normal eating habits into the therapeutic diet plan to the maximum possible extent; records observations and other pertinent information for inclusion in the medical record.
Prepares for patient counseling by reviewing medical chart to obtain such information as physician's diagnosis, diet orders, medication prescribed, allergies and any other data which will aid in communication with the patient.
Confers with other allied health team members, such as physicians, nurses, and social workers, to obtain pertinent information which will aid in communication with the patient and in formulating a nutrition care plan.
Counsels patients regarding their dietary needs and the relationship between their illness and diet, and motivates patients to maintain their diets.
Attends hospital rounds and conferences, answering questions on dietary matters raised by members of the inter-disciplinary health team and suggesting diet changes for patients having difficulties such as unexpected weight loss or gain, food allergy reactions, or adverse interaction with drug therapy as a result of a prescribed diet.
Plans, organizes and conducts lectures or leads discussions for groups of patients with similar medical conditions and diet restrictions to motivate these patients to continue on their diets by giving them insight into the importance of diet in the treatment of their medical conditions.
Plans and presents lectures and conducts discussions with community groups and groups of allied health team members on food-related subjects such as normal nutrition and diet therapy as they relate to conditions such as pregnancy, hypertension, and diabetes.
Develops or adapts charts, graphs, written handouts and other visual aids to aid in teaching and counseling activities.
Observes meal service on wards and solicits patients' comments about food acceptability; informs dietary management about patient complaints and personal observations regarding the quality of the food and the meal service.
Trains food service workers in the performance of a variety of tasks related to the serving of meals and assigns and reviews their performance of these tasks.
Plans, develops, and conducts classroom instruction for food service workers on sanitation, safety, and hygiene in connection with food storage, food preparation, patient meal service, and related areas.
Provides on-the-job instruction in the detailed aspects of assignment to dietetic trainees, student dietitians, dietetic technicians, and others.
Registrationas a registered Dietitian by the American Dietetic Association.*
Physical Class II Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
A valid California Class "C" Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
Special Requirement Information
*Applicants must submit a copy of their registration as a Registered Dietitian at the time of filing.
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
A written test covering knowledge of food and nutrition weighted 50%.
ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES WHO ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER WILL PROCEED TO PART II.
A performance test involving case study weighted 50%.
A HAND HELD BATTERY/SOLAR OPERATED NON-TAPE PRODUCING CALCULATOR WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION AND PERFORMANCE TEST. USE OF MEMORY-STORAGE, SCIENTIFIC, STATISTICAL, OR FINANCIAL CALCULATORS, CELL PHONES, PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANTS (PDA'S) AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
THE WRITTEN TEST AND PERFORMANCE TEST ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
APPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies withinthe Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Correctional ServicesDivision, Food Services.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
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APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY - APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application ONLINE . Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.
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