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This position exists to manage and coordinate all activities of clinical nutrition programs including inpatient, outpatient, and other areas/centers within the facility. Provides development of systems and employees who provide clinical nutritional care to all age groups and for all types of care.
Shift: M-F 8-4pm
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POSITION SUMMARY This position exists to manage and coordinate all activities of clinical nutrition programs including inpatient, outpatient, and other areas/centers within the facility. Provides development of systems and employees who provide clinical nutritional care to all age groups and for all types of care.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Plans, directs and provides effective leadership of the clinical nutrition programs and staff providing for nutrition screening, assessment, monitoring and education according to established departmental and System policies/protocols. Provides guidance and direction to other nutrition services staff in all areas related to clinical nutrition care.
2. Selects, trains, coaches, and motivates members of the clinical nutrition staff. Participates in staff development, goal-setting and conducts performance evaluations of staff. Contributes to the successful achievement of department and organization goals.
3. Plans, monitors and makes recommendations regarding the clinical nutrition labor and supply budget. Promotes and manages efficient utilization of resources.
4. Provides effective patient nutrition care through the effective design, management and delivery of patient and staff nutrition education materials and programs.
5. Provides and directs staff in patient nutrition care planning to meet patient nutrition goals. Establishes patient nutrition care standards and audit systems to ensure optimum outcomes and compliance with internal processes and regulatory agencies.
6. Facility responsibility for clinical nutrition programs/services provided to patients in scope of responsibility. Internal customers: facility management and staff, medical staff and other health care providers interfacing with clinical nutrition care for the purpose of integrating services, improving patient care, ensuring effective communication and facilitating decision making. External customers: Patients and families regarding clinical nutrition patient care; physicians regarding nutrition care and program development; vendors and contractors regarding supplies and services; staff from other health care agencies and regulatory agencies.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
NOTE: The core functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Specific tasks or responsibilities will be documented as outlined by the incumbent's immediate manager
Requires a bachelor's degree in nutrition, dietetics or related field. Holds RD credential and maintains ongoing registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Provides verification of registration annually. Also maintains current state licensure, as required by occupational licensing authority in state of practice.
Knowledge and skills of clinical nutritional care as would typically be acquired in four or more years of nutrition and dietetics. Leadership skills are required to effectively organize, lead and manage staff and resources.
Master's degree in nutrition, dietetics, or business administration preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: R25802
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