Sodexo Inc. Registered Dietitian 2 in SANTA BARBARA, California

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a Registered Dietitian 2 for The Samarkand, a Covenant Retirement Community. This premier Continuing Care Retirement Community is located between the ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara.

Reporting to the Food Service General Manager, the ideal candidate will:

  • Be a Registered Dietitian with experience in long term care.

  • Provide nutritional care to long term care residents and sub-acute rehab patients.

  • Have experience with electronic charting and the NCP.

  • Provide monthly nutrition lectures to the assisted living and independent living residents.

  • Meet DOH/state/federal and company standards.

  • Represent the Food & Nutrition Department as the primary liaison with the medical and nursing staff.

  • Possess strong communication and customer service skills.

  • Enjoy working with seniors to make every day a better day for our clients and residents.

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Position Summary

Responsible for providing direct comprehensive nutrition services

Key Duties

-Directs nutrition care of special needs population to ensure nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.

-Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction to ensure account retention.

-Manages, promotes, and educates others on food and nutrition programs according to Sodexo standards and policy.

-Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests and probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate Sodexo resource when necessary.

-Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. Health Dept., HIPAA/Privacy Act, Joint Commission, quality assurance, safety, operations, and personnel) by keep abreast of the most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice.

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

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree

Basic Functional Experience - 1 year work experience in health care including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted or independent living facilities, long-term care, retirement homes, or clinics + registered dietitian

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

System ID 77744

Category Nutrition

Employment Status Full-Time