Job: Dietitian - San Mateo Medical Center (Open)

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Job Title:Dietitian - San Mateo Medical Center (Open)
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 08/14/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$33.29 - $41.61 Hourly
$2,663.20 - $3,328.80 Biweekly
$5,770.27 - $7,212.40 Monthly
$69,243.20 - $86,548.80 Annually
Job Type:Regular
Location:San Mateo County, California
Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on August, 07, 2017 from a continuous recruitment to closing. The Final Closing Date will be August 14, 2017. 

**Please note:  This position has been filled.

Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on March 15,2017 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

The County of San Mateo Health System is currently seeking experienced Dietitians for San Mateo Medical Center's Main Campus in San Mateo and outlying clinics across the County.

In the outpatient setting, the incumbents will work collaboratively with a team of caregivers (including physicians, nurses, and other Dietitians) to provide excellent care to both adult and pediatric patients. Nutrition-related counseling can be expected to occur in the individual and group setting.

In the inpatient setting, the incumbents will work collaboratively with a team of Dietitians to provide excellent patient care to both acute and skilled nursing patients; assess nutrition status; and develop and act on care plans.

Dietitians will be responsible for the planning of special/therapeutic diets for patients, conferring with medical staff about patients' nutrition needs, and documenting in the medical record. The Dietitian also monitors patient acceptance of diet; educates patients on appropriate diets; and initiates and completes appropriate Quality Assurance reports that are both clinical and operational in nature.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of recent experience working with patients with multiple diseases and diagnoses including Diabetes; be a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE); have experience in an ethnically diverse client population; and be fluent in Spanish. Additionally, desirable qualifications include knowledge of and experience in Title 22 Long-term Care facilities, as well as involvement in Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Joint Committee on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveys.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

Knowledge of: Special diet recipes and preparation methods; menu planning for individuals and groups; kitchen sanitation; food composition and how various factors (e.g., food processing) can alter its composition; principles of food safety; current principles of medical nutrition therapy in health and disease; nutritional needs throughout the life cycle; and counseling and interviewing techniques.

Additional for medical facility option: Current research in dietetics and pharmacology; JCAHO standards and other applicable health care standards; methods of planning nutritional, appetizing and economical meals for large groups; appropriate legal documentation practices; and enteral and parenteral feeding modalities.

Skill/Ability to: Maintain records and files; prepare clear, concise reports and correspondence; operate standard office equipment, including a computer terminal; communicate effectively with professional medical staff, kitchen workers, community organizations, and the public; supervise, instruct, train and provide leadership to others; plan and present nutrition training and classes; work cooperatively with all levels of individuals; estimate quantities needed for groups of varying sizes; assess nutritional risk and prioritize diet intervention nutrition counseling; and conduct studies and develop information manuals as needed.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in food, nutrition, dietetics or a closely related field and completion of an internship in a program accredited by the American Dietetic Association.

  • Registered Dietitian or eligible for registration as a dietitian through the Commission of Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. Full registration must be achieved within 12 months following date of employment.
  • This position requires possession of a valid California driver license or equivalent.


Anyone may apply. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire please note that neatness, clarity of expression, spelling, punctuation, grammar and completeness will be considered in the application review process. 

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidate's application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Final Filing Date: August 14, 2017
First Round Application Screening: Week of March 20, 2017 
Panel Interviews: TBD

The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the timeframe will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit this link at to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.
Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.

County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Lillian Lilles (030217) (Dietitian - S024)

Keywords: Nutrition, Educator, Diet, registered dietitian, hospital nutrition, inpatient, outpatient, food service, Nutritionist

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