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Providence Health & Services Clinical Dietitian in Torrance, California


Providence is calling a Clinical Dietitian (Per diem/Day shift) to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance in Torrance, CA.

We are seeking a Clinical Dietitian who will oversee and provide nutritional care to hospital patients. Provide patient care to the following age groups: premature infants, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, young, middle and older adults.

In this position you will:

  • Prioritize and organize workload according to established department guidelines and completes work by the end of the shift

  • Delegate basic patient nutritional duties to the Diet Technician and Diet Clerks according to established department guidelines

  • Assess current nutritional intake status and or needs of all assigned patients appropriately and according to established guidelines

  • Appropriately develop and implement individualized diet regimes for all assigned patients including:

  • Clarify inappropriate diet orders

  • Recommend appropriate diet changes

  • Recommend and provides appropriate diet instructions

  • Recommend and or initiates appropriate calorie counts

  • Oversee all modified diets, update patient cardexes and monitors patient menus and between meal nourishments in the specified time according to policy

  • Interview all assigned patients/significant others to obtain information regarding food preferences, allergies, eating patterns and nutritional intake problems for assessment and implementation of appropriate diet regimes

  • Calculate specified diet regimes, enteral and parenteral feedings and calorie counts with a 98% accuracy rate

  • Counsel patients and or family members regarding their diet education needs and potential food drug interactions in an effective manner

  • Enter pertinent diet information into the automated diet office system

  • Understand and aspire to meet assigned Dietitian Goals

  • Documentation/Information Management

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of the hospital information system and the interdisciplinary documentation components, as well as the Diet Office System

  • Perform documentation on unit and in patient’s medical record which is timely according to established policy, concise and with a 98% accuracy rate

  • Written work is grammatically correct, understandable, complete and appropriate for the intended recipient

  • Communicate in a clear, concise, calm and constructive manner

  • Maintain the strictest level of confidentiality with all patient and hospital information

  • Leadership/Supervision:

  • Ability to be a self starter and work with minimal supervision

  • Development:

  • Demonstrate interest in self-improvement and professional development by attending classes, workshops and seminars, or home study programs. Maintain professional registration status

  • Attend all department staff meetings and inservices while on duty

  • Develop nutritional handouts as requested

  • Conduct and/or participates in at least 1 hospital related event as requested

  • Participate in programs to maintain and expand own knowledge and technical skills, and obtains 10 continuing education units per year

  • Performance Improvement:

  • Participate in assigned Performance Improvement projects including correcting deficiencies identified

  • Present solutions when presenting problems

  • Effectively and consistently deal with resistance to change

  • Budgetary:

  • Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with budget

  • Perform duties in allotted time


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics or related field

  • ADA approved internship or equivalent educ/experience

  • Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration or Registered Dietitian Eligible (must pass registration exam within 6 months of eligibility to take the exam)

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 1 year Dietetics experience in a hospital setting

  • Experience in computers and hand held computers

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance is a 436-bed non-profit hospital that has served the greater South Bay communities of Los Angeles since 1960. We have a reputation for clinical excellence and sophisticated technology while providing care with a personal, healing touch. In addition to the finest general medical, surgical and critical care services, we offer a number of specialty programs including Cardiovascular Services, Women’s and Children’s Health, Oncology, and Emergency Care. We are proud to be named one of the Top 50 U.S. Hospitals for Heart Care by Thomson Reuters, the only community hospital in California to receive this honor. We were one of five hospitals in the United States recognized by American Hospital Association-McKesson for leadership and innovation in quality improvement. We received The Choice Award by AAHCP for Outstanding Customer Service Delivery, and were one of 24 hospitals and health systems in the nation to receive the Premier Award for Quality by the Premier healthcare alliance. As a member of Providence Health & Services, a Catholic-sponsored healthcare ministry, we believe strongly in respecting the dignity of each person, and give special concern to the most vulnerable members of our community.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: On Call

Shift: Day

Job Category: Dieticians and Clinical Nutrition Specialists (Licensed)

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 265946