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Clinical Nutrition Coordinator

  • Job ID: 915439097
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 60308 POP23 Surg MIS
  • Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $25.81 to $44.67 / hour

Description

University of Pittsburgh Physicians is currently hiring a Regular, Full-Time Clinical Nutrition Coordinator! This position is within a department experiencing growth in bariatric services. The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator will provide direct patient care as well as education in a class setting. This position will be working in a collaborative environment with a multidisciplinary team of professionals who assist patients with weight management.

Purpose:
To assist or coordinate the functions, resources, and programs essential for quality care and to provide a high level of nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients. The position incorporates a combination of program management tasks and direct and indirect patient care.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate nutrition education and counseling based on patient/family learning needs and abilities.
  • In collaboration with manager/director participate as a member of interdisciplinary committees, responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate nutrition programs, including preparing materials, presentations, and other communications, and contribute to relevant department, hospital or system-wide policies. (May be on an inpatient and/or outpatient basis).
  • Assist in developing goals and objectives for Clinical Nutrition to maintain high quality care.
  • Lead and encourage professional growth and development for self and clinical team.
  • Deliver and oversee quality nutrition care to a diverse patient population within established criteria.
  • Contribute to maintaining clinical budget and expectations by monitoring and maintaining expenses and man-hour utilization, including implementing appropriate staffing levels; as required, oversee outpatient billing to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
  • Direct and mentor dietetic students, peers and support personnel.
  • Provides expertise and support for menu planning and maintenance of the nutrition-related computer software.
  • Identify, participate and/or lead in Quality Process Improvement activities with the ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
  • Maintain and expand knowledge of current trends and issues in health care, food and clinical nutrition services, TJC standards and healthcare informatics.
  • Assumes duties of manager in his/her absence.
  • Manage recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation and competency of personnel; maintains a quality workforce.
  • Schedule and/or coordinate daily work flow.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • 5 years healthcare experience with minimum of 4 years in clinical nutrition and 1 year in a leadership role.
  • Skills: Strong leadership and motivational skills to evaluate and develop a diverse Clinical Nutrition Team.
  • Strong analytical skills to design, implement, enhance and trouble-shoot nutrition programs and processes.
  • 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 a diverse population in a team environment. Strong organizational 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.

  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN)
  • Registered Dietitian (RD)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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