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St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health Clinical Dietitian - Dietary in Napa, California

We are looking for a Clinical Dietitian with the Dietary Department at Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Location: Napa, CA

Schedule: On Call / Per Diem

Shift: 8-hour, Days

Job Summary:

Under general direction, provides nutrition education to individuals and groups; plans, implements and evaluates a nutritional care plan for Medical Center patients and/or outpatient clinics insuring that The Joint Commission and Title XXII requirements are met and optimum support is provided to patients; confers with the management of Nutrition Services in coordinating nutritional support; initiates and participates in performance improvement monitoring activities; provides work direction to others; and performs other related work as required. Performs all work under minimal supervision.

Ages of Patients Served: Infant/Toddler (0-3), Children (4-12), Adolescent (13-20), Adult (21-64), Geriatric (65+)

Employee must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate with and provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Age-specific needs that the employee is required to know and understand will be reviewed and evaluated during job specific/department specific orientations and on-going thereafter.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs dietary care of patients including screening, assessment, and reassessment documentation, intervention and care to ensure patient nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.

  • Consults with and educates Medical Staff and Nurses; counsels patients and their families on proper nutritional care.

  • Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests as needed.

  • Stays current with most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice.

  • Probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate resource(s) when necessary.

  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Queen of the Valley Medical Center policies and procedures (e.g. HIPPA/Privacy Act, quality assurance, safety, operations, personnel).

  • Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communicates them to other departments.

  • When staffing permits, 20% of work time may be allocated to a specialty area of practice or area of interest which would generally align with a dietetic practice group(s). Hours provided to areas outside of the cost center will need to be pre-approved and transferred to the requesting department.


  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to systematically gather information from a variety of sources, analyze the information, identify implications of data, draw appropriate conclusions, generate viable, alternative solutions to a question or problem, and evaluate the consequences of choosing each alternative.

  • Customer Focus: Ability to provide excellent service to customers with dignity, including seeking to meet customer needs and demands quickly and effectively; remaining calm and professional; takes action to review/remedy complaints.

  • Diversity Awareness: Ability and willingness to seek out, respect and value the differences and perceptions of different groups/individuals to achieve the vision and mission of QVMC.

  • Drive/Dependability: Ability and willingness to demonstrate eagerness, enthusiasm, optimism, and passion. This includes demonstrating persistence, heightening personal effort in the face of obstacles and adversity; pursuing excellence for self and organization; having a sense of urgency; and possessing ambition.

  • Stress Tolerance/Flexibility: Ability to work productively and effectively when faced with stressful situations and time pressures, including maintaining stamina and effective interactions with others under stressful conditions and maintaining a calm, controlled, professional manner when facing high pressure and demanding situations.

  • Integrity: Ability and willingness to uphold ethical standards and comply with all state and federal laws and QVMC policies and procedures. This includes fulfilling commitments; accepting constructive criticism; responsibility for own performance, as well as that of the group; not accepting credit for the efforts or work of others; and avoiding conflict of interest situations.

  • Interpersonal Relations: Ability to develop and maintain professional, trusting, positive working relationships with supervisors, staff, managers, customers, and vendors. This includes being approachable and taking time to address employees’ personal and professional concerns expressing empathy and compassion when dealing with the needs/problems of others.

  • Communication: Ability to speak clearly and politely to management, associates, and customers when conveying information, using correct grammar when speaking and not using slang terms; and targeting the amount, style, and content of the information to the needs of the receiver.

  • Communication/Influence: Requires verbal and written communications skills to convey complex and/or detailed information to multiple individuals/audiences with differing knowledge levels. Role may require strong negotiation and influence, communication to large groups or high-level constituents, representation of the organization, advanced tact, and diplomacy.

  • Technical Skills: Complete understanding and wide application of basic principles, theories, and concepts in area of specialty. Basic knowledge of one or more other related disciplines.

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's Degree

License/Certification: Current registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission of Dietetic Registration.

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Experience: 2 years related work experience

For 50 years, Queen of the Valley Medical Center has been the premiere medical facility in the Napa Valley. Our long history of providing high quality and caring service is founded on four core values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. These central principles inspire us to reach out to those in need and to help heal the whole person-mind, body and spirit.Queen of the Valley Medical Center combines the region's most qualified physicians and staff with the most advanced technology available. Because we have such high standards of care, our programs have been recognized regionally and nationally for their demonstrated success of outcome and care which is par with university hospitals.Queen of the Valley Medical Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Queen of the Valley Medical Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.Positions specified as "on call/per diem" refers to employment consisting of shifts scheduled on as "as needed basis" to fill in for staff vacancies.

Company: Queen of the Valley Medical Center

Category: Dietary

Req ID: R330411