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POST DATE 2/20/2017
END DATE 8/10/2017
University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centers
Los Angeles, CA
JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Description:
Assess nutritional status of individual patients seen in the assigned UCLA Health Diabetes Program. Implement appropriate and individualized meal plans with follow-up for all patients referred. Be prepared to teach general survival skills when necessary. May participate in one-on-one consults as well as group classes and support groups for complexed patient with diabetes and co-morbidities. Should take the initiative in interpreting the current nutrition recommendations to physicians and staff. Be prepared to reinforce each individual treatment plan as prescribed by the physician or the F.N.P and offer suggested changes when needed. Will function as an essential part of the Diabetes Care Team.
Current California RD licensure. Current Certified Diabetes Educator certificate. Bachelor's degree in Foods and Nutrition/Dietetics. Master in nutrition related field. Minimum 7 years of experience. Demonstrate ability to organize and maintain efficient client flow in your daily schedule. Skill to set priorities, to recognize emergency situations, and to take appropriate action. Knowledge to teach survival skills, including home glucose monitoring when necessary. Demonstrated ability to work independently with physician(s) and Diabetes Care Team and follow through with all assignments. Comprehensive knowledge of Diabetes and its complications and treatments. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge and expertise in current concepts of medical nutritional management and practices in diabetes and its complications. Skill to provide information in a clear and concise manner to patients and their families in the course of explaining procedures and policies. Demonstrated ability to use time effectively and efficiently, dealing with interruptions and multiple tasks. Demonstrated ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Ability to communicate in Spanish.