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. Essential FunctionsPlans, 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. 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. Plans, monitors and makes recommendations regarding the clinical nutrition labor and supply budget. Promotes and manages efficient utilization of resources. Provides effective patient nutrition care through the effective design, management and delivery of patient and staff nutrition education materials and programs. 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.
Requires a bachelors 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.
Masters degree in nutrition, dietetics, or business administration preferred.Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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Arizona Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
University of Arizona