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Coord, Clinical Nutrition

Company: Saint Joseph Health System
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Job Description:

Minimum $24.11 - Maximum $37.36 JOB SUMMARY The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator, under the direction of a Trinity Health FANS Regional Manager, Clinical Nutrition and Wellness, is responsible for the day-to-day administrative functions and management pertaining to the clinical dietitians and dietetic technicians. This position involves direct patient care of an assigned unit/area providing medical nutrition therapy to include assessment, monitoring and education, according to established department policies. The coordinator is responsible for communicating to/from the General Manager of Food and Nutrition to the clinical nutrition staff. JOB DUTIES 1.--Actively demonstrates the organization's mission and core values, and conducts oneself at all times in a manner consistent with these values. 2.--Knows and adheres to all laws and regulations pertaining to patient health, safety and medical information. 3.--Performs all patient care duties related to medical nutrition therapy of a clinical dietitian in accordance with hospital patient care policies. 4.--Functions in a supervisory role as a team leader, coordinating the provision of medical nutrition therapy provided by clinical dietitians and dietetic technicians. Understands, articulates and ensures compliance with patient safety practices mandated by national, state and local regulatory agencies. Performs administrative tasks related to the clinical nutrition staff and day-to day- operations of the team. Maintains employee files (ensures competencies, registration, licensure and certification requirements and continuing education requirements on an annual basis). 5.--Serves as a liaison between the clinical nutrition staff and the General Manager of Food and Nutrition Services related to patient services and wellness initiatives. This includes consulting on menu/formulary related issues and interpretations of regulatory standards. Maintaining medical nutrition therapy compliance with regulatory agency standards, including state, federal and JCAHO requirements. 6.--Coordinates nutrition rounds, leads staff meetings and arranges in-services/training opportunities for staff. 7.--Coordinates the applicant process including interviews and training of new employees to meet department staffing needs. 8.--Implements clinical initiatives provided by THS-FANS. 9.--Collects data and monitors staff productivity. Completes QI reports including chart audits. 10.--Maintains regionally approved clinical nutrition diet manual and references and education materials for patients and staff. 11.--Assists in completing staff performance reviews when delegated by department manager or director. Provides input for staff Corrective Action and Counseling. Provides input for staffing, hiring and termination decisions. 12.--Attends and participates in interdisciplinary teams and committees. 13.--Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed. JOB SPECIFICATIONS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Education: Bachelor degree from Coordinated Program or Didactic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship or Pre-professional Practice program all accredited by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education (CAADE) of Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND). Master's degree preferred.-- Licensure: Active certification with the Indiana Dietitians Certification Board and active registration with Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND) is required. Active professional certification specific to practice specialty strongly preferred when applicable.-- Experience: Three to five years of previous job-related experience. One to two years of leadership experience. Other Job Requirements:-- Ability to analyze and interpret data Ability to communicate verbally Ability to deal calmly and courteously with people Ability to deal with stressful situations Ability to finish tasks in a timely manner Ability to follow oral and written instructions and established procedures Ability to function independently and manage own time and work tasks Ability to lead work teams Ability to maintain accuracy and consistency Ability to maintain confidentiality Ability to organize workflow Ability to perform basic filing, office procedures and word processing Ability to plan, coordinate and develop multiple projects Ability to work as an effective team member Working knowledge of medical terminology. Ability to perform simple mathematical calculations. Flexible work schedule to include evenings, weekends and holidays Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on departmental and/or organizational needs.

Keywords: Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka , Coord, Clinical Nutrition, Other , Mishawaka, Indiana

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