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.
    Head Start Nutrition Coordinator - Neighborhood House Association
    Posted 8.27.14
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Develops plans and procedures to ensure that children enrolled in Head Start programs receive meals which meet their daily nutritional needs; monitors meal services for compliance with Federal and State regulations regarding type, service size, and timing; monitors Head Start facilities for proper storage, handling, preparation, delivery, and serving of food; conducts food planning workshops; reviews and approves documentation of eligibility for receiving food service; develops and conducts trainings for teaching staff and parents; gathers information and prepares reports on the delivery of food services; assesses the nutritional status of children in Head Start programs; designs and consults with the Central Kitchen Director regarding special diets for children with allergies; disseminates information on nutritional requirements and programs; coordinates nutrition services with community organizations; assists with program monitoring and licensing; and works with parent groups.

    Requirements:
    • A Bachelor's Degree in nutrition or a related field is required. At least five (5) years of work experience in a nutrition-related field, including experience in dealing with the nutrition challenges of young children and their families, is preferred. At least one year of this experience should be in a supervisory position. Possession of a valid certificate as a Registered Dietitian issued by the Commission on Dietetic Registration is required; possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C Driver's License is required; a good driving record of at least two (2) years duration, as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents, is required; must meet and maintain State law and County licensing requirements regarding employment in a childcare center (Fingerprints, TB and Physical).
    • An official transcript from an accredited college/university and/or Credential must accompany the employment application. Applicants who fail to comply with this requirement will not be eligible for interview.

    Applications may be obtained at 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego, 92111; 841 S. 41st Street, San Diego 92113; or on the Neighborhood House Website. Completed applications may be mailed or delivered to the Human Resources Department at 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111.
    Registered Dietitian Nutrition Support - Coram CVS/Specialty Infusion Services
    Posted 8.27.14
    Join the Coram CVS/specialty infusion services team as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.
    Key responsibilities:
    • Build strong and direct relationships with your patients while they are recovering or receiving routine treatments in the comfort of their homes
    • Assess and monitor total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and tube feeding (Enteral) care in accordance with physician treatment plan which may include patient home visits
    • Evaluate enteral feeding prescription including formula type, amount, administration and other parameters based on specific patient needs
    • Monitor patient status and findings and labs communicating status changes and recommendations to physician and coordinate clinical plan of care with other members of the healthcare team
    • Provide patient and care-giver instructions for nutrition therapy and oral diet as ordered by the physician
    • Maintain and grow parenteral nutrition admissions through customer relationships and responsive customer service within assigned hospitals
    • Work closely with the Territory Manager or Regional Vice President of Sales to present and negotiate therapy programs. Participate in national and local nutrition organizations.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Current registration by the Commission of Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association is required
    • Registered Dietitian with current license in state of employment. Additional licensure may be required in multi state service areas
    • Minimum 2 years experience with parenteral nutrition (TPN) and tube feeding (enteral)
    • Minimum 2 years expereince with parenteral nutrition (TPN) calculations
    • Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) certification must be achieved within the first year of employment
    • Excellent customer service skills (written and verbal) a must for direct patient and care-giver support

    For more details and to apply, click on the following link: https://sjobs.brassring.com.
    Registered Dietitian/Dietary Supervisor (Full-Time) - St. Paul’s PACE - Chula Vista Location
    Posted 7.15.14
    St. Paul’s PACE Chula Vista has an opening for a full-time Registered Dietitian/Dietary Supervisor position. The RD works 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.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Performs the nutritional assessment and provides nutritional education for St. Paul’s PACE Program participants requiring interventions.
    • Coordinates serving of meals and 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 and provides direction and supervision to Dietary Coordinator, Dietitian, and Diet Technician.

    Qualifications and Requirements:
    • 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.
    • 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. Bilingual in Spanish desired, but not required.

    For more information and to apply, please submit your resume via email to: abalthazor@stpaulspace.org. This position is a Monday through Friday position. Applicants may also stop by the HR department at 328 Maple Street, San Diego, CA 91203 and drop off their resume and fill out an application.
    Part-Time Registered Dietitian – Paradise Valley Hospital
    Posted 7.15.14
    Paradise Valley Hospital currently has an opening for an RD with membership to one professional affiliation. Bilingual/Spanish is a plus, but not required. Job responsibilities include medical nutrition therapy for adult and geriatric populations including diet instruction, total patient care to meet TJC/DHS requirements, and working knowledge of nutrition support in order to cover the ICU.

    Hours are Monday - Friday, four or more hours per day and weekend coverage once a month. Competitive starting salary, adjusted with experience. Apply online at www.paradisevalleyhospital.net and by contacting Food and Nutrition Services Director Michelle Germany, RD at Mgermany@primehealthcare.com.
    Care Coordinator Registered Dietitian - VA San Diego Healthcare
    Posted 7.07.14
    The VA San Diego Healthcare system currently has an open position for a Care Coordinator Registered Dietitian position in the Telemove (weight control) program. Open period for applying is Wednesday, July 2, 2014 to Monday, July 14, 2014. This is a GS-11 grade, full time, permanent position.

    The incumbent will serve as a Care Coordinator Registered Dietitian who is responsible for independently planning, developing and directing all nutritional, behavioral and physical care activities for assigned TeleMOVE Veterans. The Care Coordinator Home Telehealth (CCHT) will demonstrate leadership in coordinating care of complex patients using Telehealth technologies and collaborative team strategies, and assisting with the continued development of the Telehealth program at Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

    This position is located in the La Jolla facility, but may require relocation to community facilities depending on program needs and requires traveling to all facilities within the VASDHS catchment area for the purpose of patient or staff education and technical support.
    For a complete job description and application instructions refer to the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/374408200 or contact Kathyrn.Griver@va.gov.
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