Clinical Dietitian Per Diem 8A-4P weekdays (weekends as needed)

Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, FL

Facility Description:
Since 1986, Palms West Hospital has celebrated excellence in healthcare. Our state-of-the-art 204-bed facility, centrally located in Palm Beach County, offers top-quality care in every category from preventative programs to elective, major, and emergency surgeries. Palms West Hospital has a dedicated Pediatric ER and full-service Children's Hospital, offering dozens of pediatric healthcare services in one child-friendly place.
Palms West Hospital is located on a spacious 94-acre campus in Palm Beach County, just 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The surrounding areas include Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee. Wellington is known for its abundant parks, equestrian interests and quality schools. Money Magazine named Wellington as one of the ""Best Places to Live"" in 2016. Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee are known for their large acreage parcels, new homes, and equestrian community. Family Circle recognized Royal Palm Beach as one of the ""Top 10 Best Towns for Families.""
Palms West Hospital is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA has been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies for eight consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!
We offer a generous compensation package for Full-time and Part-time including: vacation, 401k, and Medical Insurance.
The Clinical Dietician works under the direction of the Clinical Nutrition Services Manager to ensure that patient's nutritional needs are met. Visits, screens and prioritizes patient care based on acuity level, affecting the nutritional care of patients. Assesses nutritional needs, develops and implements nutritional care, and evaluates and reports these results appropriately. Coordinates these activities with the department's management team, cooperating with other areas of the department. Serves as a role model for the department.

  • Appropriately documents medical nutrition treatment plan in the patient's medical record
    indicating all pertinent data and information.

  • Completes and documents patient education i.e. food drug interaction, nutrition counseling
    as appropriate in a timely manner.

  • Completes Nutrition assessments and reassessments on patients in a timely manner as dictated
    by internal and external regulatory standards.

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of PPE with a thorough understanding of procedures to minimize
    exposure in keeping with the safety culture within the hospital.

  • Conducts Nutrition Screening / Prioritization of care for all patients that need to be seen on
    a daily basis.

  • Attends multidisciplinary care plan rounds on assigned floors as indicated by hospital and
    department policy and procedures.

  • Takes on an active role in the reviewing / developing and or approving of the diet manual,
    patient menus, nutrition education materials related to patient care.

  • Plans, implements, correlates and supervises all activities related to the total therapeutic diet
    program and the teaching related to therapeutic diets.

  • Organizes functions of Nutrition services through the appropriate assignment of responsibilities,
    delegation or authority, and overall direction of the work flow process.


  • Graduate from an accredited college or University with a Bachelor degree in Dietetics and Nutrition.


  • Previous experience in healthcare as a hospital dietician preferred

Other Qualifications:

  • Registered Dietician with the American Dietetic Association Required

  • Licensure with the State of Florida, Department of Professional Regulation, Board of Medicine Required.

  • Adaptability - Effectively adapts to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

  • Energy - Maintains high levels of activity or productivity; sustaining long working hours when necessary;

  • Empathy - Deals effectively with others who may be experiencing stress and loss to reduce tension

  • Stress Tolerance - Maintains stable performance under pressure

  • Communication - Communicate clearly, proactively, and concisely with all key stakeholders, customers, and management

  • Customer Engagement - Able to effectively engage with patients and family member as appropriate to meet there need and expectation for cleanliness during their stay

  • Ability to consult effectively with professionals, skilled workers, and patients of all age groups and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Ability to plan and therapeutically modify menus.

  • Ability to conduct formal classroom instruction in dietetics, nutrition, cooking and related subjects.


  • Promotion to Clinical Nutrition manager

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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