Job Description

Job Title: Manager, Clinical Nutrition
Job ID: 728003
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: Clinical Nutrition
Location: 5230 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232


Oversee all clinical nutrition care functions to meet patient care needs, ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and maintain budget. Manage and coordinate Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics interns.  This position will be responsible for management of Shadyside and Hillman Cancer Center Clinical Nutrition services, as well as will assist the Director in leading system nutrition initiatives.  This position will be Monday-Friday, standard business hours. 

  • Assure recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation and competency of personnel; maintain a quality workforce.
  • Control clinical budgetary standards and expectations by monitoring and maintaining expenses and man-hour utilization. This includes coordinating and directing all clinical activities and determining and implementing appropriate staffing levels.
  • Deliver and/or oversee quality nutrition care within established criteria.
  • Develops goals and objectives for Clinical Nutrition to maintain high quality care.
  • Direct and mentor dietetic students, peers and support personnel.
  • Establishes and maintains departmental policies, standards and programs for the provision of optimal, cost-effective nutrition care to patients/residents. Contributes to relevant hospital or system-wide policies.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other departments and facilities to provide a unified approach to patient/resident care.
  • Lead and encourage professional growth and development for self and clinical team.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge of current trends and issues in health care, food and clinical nutrition services, TJC standards and healthcare informatics.
  • Maintains registration status through the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Licensure through the PA Department of Nursing
  • Oversee the clinical CQI initiative to assure effective outcomes
  • Participate as a member of interdisciplinary committees, responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement and collaborate with inter-department managers to resolve issues and implement new procedures.
  • Participates and assists with the integration of clinical services, patient foodservice and patient services for patient satisfaction
  • Provides expertise and support for menu planning and maintenance of the nutrition-related computer software.
  • Provides or coordinates nutrition education for facility's professional staff (Nursing, Pharmacy, medical and surgical residents).


  • B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with advanced degree in related field strongly preferred. 
  • 5 years clinical nutrition experience in healthcare required with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role.
  • Skills Advanced leadership and motivational skills to develop and evaluate a diverse Clinical Nutrition Team. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills to plan, organize and prioritize clinical functions and fiscal needs. Ability to oversee, develop, implement and evaluate nutrition programs at a business unit and system-wide level. Demonstrates the ability to incorporate current healthcare and interdisciplinary models into department programs. Function with a high degree of autonomy and use high level decision-making to demonstrate efficiency and problem solving techniques to achieve desired results and effect change. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with other disciplines and organizations. Strong organization and time management skills. Sound clinical judgment in Medical Nutrition Therapy.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration. Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years. Maintenance of specialty certification as specified by governing body, if applicable. Licensed Dietitian � Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every 2 years.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Registered Dietician

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $28.37 to $47.88 / hour

Union Position: No

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