SDDA Job Opps
Access to current, local nutrition job postings is just one of the many benefits of SDDA Membership. SDDA Members are notified of open positions via the bi-monthly Linkage email newsletter and the job opportunities are then posted here, below.

If you wish to submit a job opening for dissemination to the SDDA membership, please email one of the Communications Co-Chairs Jessica Spiro, RD, CLC or Prashila Mistry, MS, RD for distribution.
    Sharp Healthcare (Mesa Vista) Part Time Diet Technician
    Posted 4.29.15
    Required Skills and Qualifications:
    -High School Diploma or equivalent
    -Some nutrition education
    -Registered Diet Technician
    -One year of current food service employment experience
    -Ability to perform basic math computations
    -Ability to communicate with employees, supervisor, the public and patients
    -Ability to read, write and speak English
    -Basic computer skills such as Microsoft Word and Excel
    -Excellent customer service skills
    -Ability to adhere to policies and procedures related to special diets and food allergies

    Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
    -Bachelor's Degree in food and nutrition
    -Experience in hospital food service and patient feeding
    -Knowledge of HACCP
    -Experience with electronic medical records and medical terminology
    -Experience with therapeutic diets

    Will include interacting with patients to perform dietary screenings; reviewing and charting in electronic medical records; collecting menus from patients; writing and correcting menus according to special diets and food allergies; perform food tray assessments; work closely with Registered Dietitians and food service staff.

    For more information and to apply, click on the following link: http://careers.sharp.com/san-diego/dietitian/jobid7480241-diet-technician-jobs
    PACE Registered Dietitian (RD) Dietary Supervisor
    Posted 4.29.15
    St. Paul's PACE, a leading provider of senior care, is currently recruiting for a Dietary Supervisor RD for our Chula Vista facility.

    Under the supervision of the Center Director screens and assesses participant nutritional status for St. Paul's PACE participants. Uses pertinent data to plan and implement appropriate nutrition interventions and communicates the same to the inter-disciplinary team to ensure the nutritional needs of the participants are met. Performs nutritional assessment and provides nutritional education for St. Paul's PACE Program participants requiring interventions. Coordinates serving of meals; monitors/coordinates kitchen facilities to ensure standards are met. Coordinates with contracted meal services to ensure meals meet the needs of the St. Paul's PACE participants. Provides education to other health care professionals as appropriate. Provides direction and supervision to Dietary Coordinator, Dietitian, and Diet Technician .

    Skills/Knowledge:
    -Shall attend in-service education program, including orientation, skill training and continuing education.
    -Shall receive in-service training in first aid and in cardiopulmonary resuscitation within the first six months of employment.
    -Conducts an initial comprehensive nutritional assessment on all SPP participants upon enrollment. Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team to develop a comprehensive care plan for each participant.
    -Conducts an in person reassessment minimally on an annual basis or as needed. Reviews the need for assessments on a semiannual basis or as needed based on change in participant status.
    -Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Maintains regular attendance at, and participants in interdisciplinary team meetings; communicates participant changes, collaborates on care planning decisions and coordination for 24 hour care delivery.
    -Ensures that policies and procedures with regards to standards of nutrition care are met. Monitors monthly weights, medical diagnosis, drug nutrient interactions, changes in chewing, swallowing, mood changes hydration status, intake, skin breakdown, reports changes to the interdisciplinary team and makes recommendations for changes to appropriate staff.
    -Documents changes to care plan and communicates changes to team and participants.
    -Documents nutrition notes and all other pertinent activities in the participant's medical record according to St. Paul's PACE standards.
    -Reviews diet order for each participant when reassessment is completed.
    -Provides nutritional counseling and education for St. Paul's PACE program participants and or caregivers using appropriate materials.
    -Provides nutritional educational programs to own department or other departments/ St. Paul's PACE staff.
    -Assists in monitoring meals, including intake, diet compliance and meal accuracy.
    -Develops and implements the nutritional components of participant care plans including active participation and development of therapeutic diets.
    -Maintains supplement/snack/bag lunch lists and dietary census for St. Paul's PACE participants.
    -Directs, supervises, performs initial and annual competencies on, and evaluates the performance of the Dietary Coordinator, Diet Technician, and Dietitian.
    -Ensures that the job responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of direct reports are defined and understood.
    -Oversees maintenance/cleanliness and orderliness of serving kitchen.
    -Monitors portion control; appropriate serving of food; adherence to therapeutic diets, purchasing and inventory of food.
    -Responsible for the management of therapeutic diets, including modification to meet individual participant needs, and physician orders.
    -Acts as liaison with contracted meal service to ensure meals meets the needs of the St. Paul's PACE participants.
    -Development of policies and procedures for nutrition and dining services.
    -Protects privacy and maintains confidentiality of company procedures, results and information about employees, participants and families.
    -Practices Universal Precautions and follows appropriate Infection Control procedures.
    -When engaged in food preparation and service shall practices personal hygiene, including hand washing, wearing clean clothing, and wearing caps or hair nets.
    -Participates and support Quality Improvement initiatives.
    -Performs other duties/projects and participates on other committees as requested.

    Education:
    Baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited college with major studies in food and nutrition or dietetics required. Must be a Registered Dietitian (RD) as confirmed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Shall be at least 18 years of age

    Experience:
    Minimum of one year's experience working with a frail or elderly population required. Shall have either training or related experience in the job assigned.

    If you are interested in applying for this position you may fax your resume to 619-239-1256 or email your resume to jobs@stpaulseniors.org along with applying directly through jobing.com. Our address is 328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 91203 if you would like to come in and complete an application.
    My Dietitian: Registered Dietitian (full time and part time)
    Posted 4.15.15
    My Dietitian was created by medical professionals and nutritionists to align people with registered dietitians and track their nutrition, privately and conveniently. We utilize Smartphone applications so users can simplistically record their diet each day and have it automatically uploaded to their profile.

    We are rapidly growing and we're recruiting RDs for both part-time and full-time positions. The position is virtual and the dietitians work from home with a very talented RD team and supportive management. If interested, please contact careers@mydietitian.com.
    Nestlé Nutrition: Pediatric Nutrition Representative - San Fernando Valley- 15001339
    Posted 4.15.15
    Nestlé Nutrition is seeking a Pediatric Nutrition Representative to join its Medical Sales team in our San Fernando Valley, CA territory. The primary responsibility is to obtain physician recommendation of the GERBER Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System to patients resulting in the achievement of market share objectives. Start Healthy begins with Breast Feeding as the optimal source of infant nutrition. Primary focus will be Hospital share achievement, NICU activation, Pediatricians and OB recommendations. The representative must have a credible knowledge of maternal and infant nutrition including our range of products and services possess strong selling and presentation skills, organization and coordination skills and work well in a collaborative team. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Gaining hospital formula recommendations if not breastfeeding, and increasing retail consumption through achieving MD recommendations. Within selected accounts such as hospitals and NICU, maximize Gerber business opportunities to achieve objectives and respond to customer needs.
    • Achieve Gerber Infant Formula recommendations and achieve target objectives with called on term nursery and NICU in territory.
    • Within selected Pediatrician offices and OBGYNs, ensure the awareness and recommendation of our product portfolio and the Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System (Prenatal to 48 months of age). Start Healthy begins with Breast Feeding as the optimal source of infant nutrition.
    • Manage and coordinate the appropriate business logistics to achieve our shared business and sales objectives within the State.
    • Manage all individual medical detailing, educational, promotional and patient sampling
    • Develop proficient selling skills and product knowledge about Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System; develop territory and management plans to accomplish short and long term business goals.
    • Apply accurate and complete knowledge of Gerber and competitor products.
    • Attend and participate in appropriate training and development classes, where you may have to travel for a week or more. Complete all on-line and self-study courses and pass competency testing.
    • Participate in relevant medical professional national and regional convention exhibits.
    • Compliance with US PhRMA code guidelines.
    Required Qualifications:
    • This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a 4-year college degree program in a science-related field (nursing, biology, nutrition, chemistry) or in marketing or business administration.
    • Must have a valid driver's license with a driving record that meets company requirements.
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to distribute samples as needed to physician offices and hospitals.
    • Candidates must have 2 to 3 years of experience in the clinical/healthcare environment or related sales experience.
    • Articulate, assertive, self-motivated, confident, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Good business acumen is a requirement, as is the ability to adapt well within rapidly changing work and industry environment.
    • Extensive computer skills a plus.
    • Comfort discussing issues with physicians, dietitians, nurses and other clinical professionals.
    • Must be able to meet basic minimum work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week with additional hours as necessary. Some weekend work is required.
    • Must be able to travel within territory and to assigned meetings.
    • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing is required.
    • Ability to stand, walk, sit continuously to perform essential functions for an eight hour-plus shift is required.
    • Must live within assigned territory.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Clinical Credentials (RD, RN, IBCLC, CMR, MPH)
    • Business Credentials (BA, BS, MS, MBA)
    • Experience calling on Health Care Professionals preferably pediatricians, neonatologists, and OBGYN's.
    • Pharmaceutical Sales Experience.
    • Experience with selling to hospitals in the Term Nursery and NICUs; and with operational departments including materials management, purchasing.
    • Experience with application of high level strategic selling in hospital environment.
    • Experience with Hospital Selling, Account Selling and/or Medical Device Sales
    Contact Carly Hill, RD, CSP at Carly.hill@us.nestle.com for more details.
    Nestlé Nutrition: Pediatric Nutrition Representative - West Los Angeles and South Bay- 15001341
    Posted 4.15.15
    Nestlé Nutrition is seeking a Pediatric Nutrition Representative to join its Medical Sales team in our San Fernando Valley, CA territory. The primary responsibility is to obtain physician recommendation of the GERBER Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System to patients resulting in the achievement of market share objectives. Start Healthy begins with Breast Feeding as the optimal source of infant nutrition. Primary focus will be Hospital share achievement, NICU activation, Pediatricians and OB recommendations. The representative must have a credible knowledge of maternal and infant nutrition including our range of products and services possess strong selling and presentation skills, organization and coordination skills and work well in a collaborative team. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Gaining hospital formula recommendations if not breastfeeding, and increasing retail consumption through achieving MD recommendations. Within selected accounts such as hospitals and NICU, maximize Gerber business opportunities to achieve objectives and respond to customer needs.
    • Achieve Gerber Infant Formula recommendations and achieve target objectives with called on term nursery and NICU in territory.
    • Within selected Pediatrician offices and OBGYNs, ensure the awareness and recommendation of our product portfolio and the Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System (Prenatal to 48 months of age). Start Healthy begins with Breast Feeding as the optimal source of infant nutrition.
    • Manage and coordinate the appropriate business logistics to achieve our shared business and sales objectives within the State.
    • Manage all individual medical detailing, educational, promotional and patient sampling
    • Develop proficient selling skills and product knowledge about Gerber® Start Healthy, Stay Healthy™ Nutrition System; develop territory and management plans to accomplish short and long term business goals.
    • Apply accurate and complete knowledge of Gerber and competitor products.
    • Attend and participate in appropriate training and development classes, where you may have to travel for a week or more. Complete all on-line and self-study courses and pass competency testing.
    • Participate in relevant medical professional national and regional convention exhibits.
    • Compliance with US PhRMA code guidelines.
    Required Qualifications:
    • This position requires knowledge equivalent to that which would normally be acquired by completing a 4-year college degree program in a science-related field (nursing, biology, nutrition, chemistry) or in marketing or business administration.
    • Must have a valid driver's license with a driving record that meets company requirements.
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Ability to distribute samples as needed to physician offices and hospitals.
    • Candidates must have 2 to 3 years of experience in the clinical/healthcare environment or related sales experience.
    • Articulate, assertive, self-motivated, confident, strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Good business acumen is a requirement, as is the ability to adapt well within rapidly changing work and industry environment.
    • Extensive computer skills a plus.
    • Comfort discussing issues with physicians, dietitians, nurses and other clinical professionals.
    • Must be able to meet basic minimum work schedule: Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week with additional hours as necessary. Some weekend work is required.
    • Must be able to travel within territory and to assigned meetings.
    • Ability to read, listen and communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing is required.
    • Ability to stand, walk, sit continuously to perform essential functions for an eight hour-plus shift is required.
    • Must live within assigned territory.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Clinical Credentials (RD, RN, IBCLC, CMR, MPH)
    • Business Credentials (BA, BS, MS, MBA)
    • Experience calling on Health Care Professionals preferably pediatricians, neonatologists, and OBGYN's.
    • Pharmaceutical Sales Experience.
    • Experience with selling to hospitals in the Term Nursery and NICUs; and with operational departments including materials management, purchasing.
    • Experience with application of high level strategic selling in hospital environment.
    • Experience with Hospital Selling, Account Selling and/or Medical Device Sales
    Contact Carly Hill, RD, CSP at Carly.hill@us.nestle.com for more details.
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