To provide nutritional support to patients receiving oncological therapeutic treatments so side effects of treatments are minimized and results are maximized.
These services further the vision of Desert Regional Medical Center to create unique environments, where patients, their families, doctors and staff come together to achieve longer and better lives in the fight against cancer.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Screen patients who are at nutritional risk prior to or while undergoing therapies.
Provide patients with nutritional assessments, counseling, and nutritional recommendations individualized to patientï¿½s specific therapies and nutritional needs.
Attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary team patient-care rounds for medical oncology, radiation oncology and bone marrow transplant unit. Contribute to quality assurance programs to patient care evaluation programs.
Provide on-going nutrition classes for patients and in-services for staff addressing nutrition topics and research pertinent to the oncology field.
Assure quality and safety of nourishmentï¿½s provided to patients in treatment area. Ensure nourishment area is clean, stocked well and is strictly used as a patient food area.
Work with nursing staff, social workers, physicians and resource librarian to update and develop nutritional education and resource materials targeting specific needs of patients.
Obtain continued education in the field of nutrition and oncology medicine, and the developing area of comprehensive therapeutic complimentary practices by reviewing current research of attending educational programs so that dietitian can be an effective resource for patients and staff.
Establish contacts and develop good work/communication relationships with nutritional product vendors, community resource agencies, and other departments within CC and hospital so that dietitian can provide effective comprehensive nutritional services and referrals to patients.
ï¿½ Provide nutritional services to patients and caregivers.
ï¿½ Work with nursing staff in radiation and medical oncology clinics to assess patient information and to work within the health care team to establish education and care plan to effectively address patient needs.
ï¿½ Closely work with psychosocial team to address the patientï¿½s psychosocial environment in order to identify specific nutrition support and referral agencies which the patient is eligible to access for nutrition resources.
ï¿½ Work with physicians in radiation oncology and medical oncology to address patientï¿½s nutritional skills and needs to support them through treatment.
ï¿½ Complies with regulatory requirements (i.e. TJC) appropriate for position.
ï¿½ Current Registered Dietitian with solid knowledge of clinical nutrition with emphasis on oncology nutrition (maintain current registration at all times)
ï¿½ Must have excellent counseling skills and the ability to relate to a multi-ethnic community and varied learning levels
ï¿½ Capable of developing and implementing nutrition education programs, developing tools to measure needs of patients and quality of services
ï¿½ Strong interpersonal skills to establish productive working relationships with multi-disciplinary team providing patients comprehensive care and with support service department
ï¿½ Basic working knowledge of computer usage in the work place and good verbal/writing skills
ï¿½ Person must be ethical, honest and trustworthy. Be able to follow through on work independently
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: PT2Y
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 1905025970
About Desert Regional Medical Center
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.