Service Leader Clinical Nutrition
Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
Purpose of Job
The Service Leader Clinical Nutrition contributes to the Methodist Health System vision and mission by coordinating the clinical nutrition staff at Methodist Hospital, Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital. This includes chief clinical dietitians, clinical dietitians, dietetic technicians, dietetic interns, infant nutrition lab technicians and assigned office support staff. The Service Leader Clinical Nutrition is responsible for program development, training and educational development of staff, develops policies and procedures for departmental and interdepartmental clinical nutrition activities, and works with medical staff and food service providers to ensure compliance with standards of nutritional care. The Service Leader Clinical Nutrition will be responsible for the highest quality of nutritional care to patients and guests throughout the system, and for the training and performance improvement of the clinical nutrition staff.
Not neccessary for the position (0%):
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Rare (1-33%): - Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Essential Job Functions
Performs management duties, such as hiring, training, coaching, counseling, mentoring, evaluations, corrective action, and terminations to ensure competent staff within the Food and Nutrition Service department.
Conducts regular staff meetings and employee rounding to ensure information is shared in a timely manner and employee satisfaction is achieved and maintained.
Retains and develops staff through team building, professionalism and treating team members with dignity and respect. Encourages professional development through advanced certifications and/or degrees.
Documents payroll, time and attendance variances accurately by running reports and manually entering data to ensure correct payroll is completed by established weekly deadlines.
Oversees work schedules for assigned staff to ensure duties are covered. Monitors overtime and productivity. Adjusts staffing appropriately to get necessary work completed on shift.
Oversees the processes of the dietitians, dietetic technicians, formula lab technicians and dietetic interns to ensure staff is adhering to the established departmental policies and procedures and to ensure excellent patient service is provided.
Creates and maintains a consistent, standardized approach for clinical nutrition operations across the health system.
Conducts orientation training and in-service training to explain policies and work procedures and to ensure compliance with department standards of operation and state and federal regulatory agencies.
Capable of providing medical nutrition therapy in the absence of clinical dietitians system wide. Assesses the nutritional status of patients throughout the aging continuum, documenting in the medical record system wide. Develops and revises a nutrition care plan based on information from the patient, medical record, family and health care team members system wide.
Participates in interdisciplinary activities, such as rounds, committees and meetings, to ensure adequate communication is provided to develop and update the patient care plan.
Educates and/or trains clinical dietitians, dietetic interns, medical students, physicians, and allied staff, as requested, to facilitate continuous learning and development.
Develops staff as nutrition leaders within the health system. Advocates for nutrition professionals, to include reevaluating and restructuring of clinical nutrition roles as necessary.
Functions as Preceptor for dietetic interns and coordinates schedules and clinical rotations to ensure successful completion of internship requirements.
Assists with ongoing nutrition education material updates by researching, reviewing and utilizing additional resources appropriately to ensure education material is current.
Oversees clinical quality improvement activities required by The Joint Commission (TJC) to ensure compliance with TJC standards system wide.
Attends internal and external meetings to ensure oversight and compliance regarding dietary issues within the Health System.
Complies with regulatory agencies, including federal, state and TJC. Follows system and department infection control policies and procedures.
Participates in ongoing review and revision of patient and client menus, diet manuals and computerized diet applications by collaborating with appropriate staff to ensure compliance with Recommended Dietary Allowances and most current nutrition therapy guidelines.
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Is able to understand and operationalize the mission, vision, core values, Leadership Standards of Behavior, and policies/procedures of the Nebraska Methodist Health System.
Adheres to all Integrated Service policies and procedures.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
| Date Posted
June 2, 2018
| Date Closes
August 1, 2018
| Located In
| Work At
NE Methodist Hospital
| SOC Category
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