Chief Clinical Dietitian
Company: Methodist Health System
Location: Council Bluffs
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing
exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ.
We call it The Meaning of Care - a culture that has and will
continue to set us apart. It's helping families grow by making each
delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a
compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient's needs,
or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a
personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent
benefits and a great work environment where all employees are
valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that
makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.
The Chief Clinical Dietitian is responsible for the supervision of
clinical dietitians, dietetic interns, and assigned office support
staff. Develops and maintains policies and procedures for
departmental and inter-departmental nutrition activities.
Collaborates with medical staff and food service staff to ensure
compliance with standards of nutritional care. Provides medical
nutrition therapy in compliance with current Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics (AND) Standards of Practice (SOP) and Standards of
Professional Performance (SOPP).
Essential Job Functions
Performs management duties, such as hiring, training, coaching,
counseling, mentoring, corrective action, terminations, and
evaluations, to ensure competent staff within the Food and
Nutrition Services 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 staff with dignity and respect.
- Encourages professional development through advanced
certifications and/or degrees. Manages the daily operations of the
clinical dietitians and dietetic interns to monitor staff adherence
to the established departmental policies and procedures and to
ensure excellent patient service is provided.
- 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
- Plans and oversees scheduled peer reviewed patient chart audits
to ensure accurate documentation is completed and complies with
nutrition standards of practice.
- Prepares and maintains work schedules for assigned staff to
ensure duties are covered.
- Monitors overtime and productivity. Adjusts staffing as needed
in order for necessary work to be completed during each shift.
Documents payroll, time and attendance variances accurately by
running reports and manually entering data to ensure correct
payroll is completed by established weekly deadlines.
Educates/trains or shares current, evidence-based nutrition
information with clinical dietitians, dietetic interns, medical
students, physicians, and allied staff as requested to facilitate
continuous learning and development.
- Functions as preceptor for dietetic interns and coordinates
schedule and clinical rotations to ensure successful completion of
- Assists with ongoing nutrition education material updates by
researching, reviewing, and utilizing evidenced based resources to
ensure education material is current Oversees clinical quality
improvement activities required by The Joint Commission (TJC) to
ensure compliance with TJC standards.
- Attends internal and external meetings to ensure oversight and
compliance regarding food and nutrition service issues within the
- Follows system and department infection control policies and
procedures. Conducts nutrition assessment in the five domains of
nutrition assessment as documented in the International Dietetics
and Nutrition Terminology Reference Manual: Standardized Language
for the Nutrition Care Process (IDNT):
- Food/Nutrition-Related History
- Anthropometric Measurements
- Biochemical Data, Medical Tests, and Procedures
- Nutrition-Focused Physical Findings
- Client History Identifies specific nutrition diagnosis(es) and
documents using standardize language that includes problem (p),
etiology (e), and signs and symptoms (s) (PES statement(s .
Ensures nutrition interventions/plans of care are delivered and
actions are carried out.
- Participates in rounds to ensure adequate communication is
provided to develop and update the patient care plan. Monitors and
evaluates indicators and outcomes directly related to nutrition
diagnoses, goals, and intervention strategies to determine progress
made in achieving desired nutrition care outcomes and whether
planned interventions should be continued or revised.
- Utilizes best available research as the foundation for
- Integrates pathophysiology, calorie, nutrient and fluid intake
vs. patient needs and the clinical outcome goals into nutrition
recommendations and interventions, including enteral and parental
nutrition, to ensure positive patient outcomes.
- Provides nutrition education to patients, families and
caregivers prior to discharge through counseling, educating and
training material to ensure compliance with the established
nutrition care plan. 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 (RDA) and most
current medical nutrition therapy guidelines.
Full time, Day Shift, 8 am - 4:30 pm
- Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Nutrition and
- Masters Degree preferred.Experience
- 3 - 5 years previous supervisory experience required,
preferably in a healthcare environment.
- 5 years previous clinical experience with patients throughout
the aging continuum preferred.License/Certifications
- Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
(RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
- Licensed Dietitian (LD-Iowa) or Licensed Medical Nutrition
Therapist (LMNT-Nebraska) for work state required.
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) preferred.
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) membership
- Valid and current driver's license
- Knowledge of the Joint Commission (TJC) requirements.
- Knowledge of current Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition Care (AND) Process.
- Skill in planning, delegation, time-management, and
- Skill in performing nutritional calculations based on body
weight, age, lab values, and clinical status.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Skill in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Skill in electronic medical record documentation.
- Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction
with staff and patients.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Ability to interpret lab results as related to nutritional
status of patients.
- Ability to read, write, and comprehend various written reports
- Ability to travel to various locations. Physical
- Medium Light Work - Exerting up to 35 pounds of force.Physical
- Not necessary for the position (0%):
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Distinguish colors
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Repetitive Motions
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Seeing/VisualJob Hazards
- Not Related:
- Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
- Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses)
(Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
- Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors,
outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
- Explosives (pressurized gas)
- Electrical Shock/Static
- 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
- Mechanical moving parts/vibrations About Methodist:
Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in
Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a
nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply
distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day
Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our
communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health
education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and
other community benefit activities have always been central to our
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