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Company: Cincinnati Children Hospital

Location: Buffalo, NY

Date Posted: September 5, 2014

Source: Cincinnati Children Hospital

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center is conducting a search for the Clinical Director of Nutrition Therapy. This position will report to the Assistant Vice President of Allied Services, who leads Nutrition Therapy, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physical Resources.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric healthcare, with a reputation for excellence in patient care, research and medical education. We are a full-service, not-for-profit pediatric academic medical center, established in 1883. We have 587 registered beds, including 85 inpatient psychiatry beds and 36 residential psychiatry beds. We are the second-highest recipient of National Institutes of Health grants for pediatric research. Our vision is to be the leader in improving child health. Our awards and rankings include:

* U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Childrens No. 3 in the nation in the magazine's 2012-2013 list of the best children's hospitals. Cincinnati Childrens was also rated in the top 10 in all pediatric specialties.
* U.S. News & World Report ranked the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as the third best pediatric program at a medical school in the United States. The UC Department of Pediatrics is comprised entirely of faculty members from Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center.
* Recognized for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and family-centered care; recipient of awards from the American Hospital Association, The Joint Commission, and the Picker Institute, among others.

Our registered dietitians, diet technicians, certified ...

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center is conducting a search for the Clinical Director of Nutrition Therapy. This position will report to the Assistant Vice President of Allied Services, who leads Nutrition Therapy, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physical Resources.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric healthcare, with a reputation for excellence in patient care, research and medical education. We are a full-service, not-for-profit pediatric academic medical center, established in 1883. We have 587 registered beds, including 85 inpatient psychiatry beds and 36 residential psychiatry beds. We are the second-highest recipient of National Institutes of Health grants for pediatric research. Our vision is to be the leader in improving child health. Our awards and rankings include:

* U.S. News & World Report ranked Cincinnati Childrens No. 3 in the nation in the magazine's 2012-2013 list of the best children's hospitals. Cincinnati Childrens was also rated in the top 10 in all pediatric specialties.
* U.S. News & World Report ranked the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as the third best pediatric program at a medical school in the United States. The UC Department of Pediatrics is comprised entirely of faculty members from Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center.
* Recognized for leadership and innovation in quality, safety and family-centered care; recipient of awards from the American Hospital Association, The Joint Commission, and the Picker Institute, among others.

Our registered dietitians, diet technicians, certified lactation consultants and support staff have specialized training to understand pediatric nutrition for normal growth and development and therapeutic needs. Additionally, they practice family-centered care, taking into account the familys community setting and culture and how family members interact with nutrition and health.

A Nutrition Clinic is offered at our main campus and several neighborhood locations. The clinic welcomes community physician referrals and families seeking nutrition counseling on an outpatient basis.

A little bit about the Cincinnati Childrens Nutrition Department:

All of our dietetics professionals maintain state and national credentials. Forty percent of the dietitians have an advanced degree and 36 percent have a specialty certification. Several of our dietitians have a certificate of training in childhood and adolescent weight management. All of our lactation consultants are internationally board certified.

Our formula room is state of the art with an extensive offering of specialized infant and child formulas.

Our kid-friendly menus include kosher, halal and vegetarian options, and we can accommodate a variety of food allergies.

Whether our patients need newborn care, transplant nutrition or help with weight management, our goal is to provide them with the best evidence-based nutrition therapy available.

The Clinical Director of Nutrition Therapy will manage 80 FTE, comprised of Clinical Managers, Registered Dieticians, Diet Technicians, Lactation Consultants, and administrative staff. Nutrition Therapy has oversight of lactation services and the formula room. We partner with Food Services, but do not manage their staff. Food Services staff is managed by an external contractor.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years management and nutrition experience within a complex medical center. Requirements include: Bachelor of Science degree, Master degree in a related discipline, and licensure issued by the Ohio Board of Dietetics.

++++ Formal Job Description ++++

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide clinical practice leadership for the operation of specified patient services department(s) within a Medical Center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents. To direct clinical practice, coordinate patient service delivery, educate and develop staff, control budget(s) and manage the work environment. To serve as a resource for multidisciplinary divisions within the medical center and within the pediatric community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Strategic Planning:

Implementation of the Patient Services Strategic Plan aligned with the Medical Center strategic plan. Determine avenues to improve the value (qualitative) of care and services at CCHMC. Participate in efforts to refine technology to support patient care. Promote both internal and external customer service through the development and implementation of programs and standards which reflect the goal.

2. Leadership:

Maintain personal development plan and provide management development and coaching for other members of the team. Represent CCHMC at state, local and national level through involvement in professional associations and organizations. Participate in community service. Provide programmatic leadership of the clinical component of assigned areas to ensure quality patient care outcomes. Develop goals, standards, policies, procedures and practices of clinical care. Implement and monitor indicators of quality.

3. Human Resource Management:

Assure adequate quality and number of staff by assuring adherence to the Patient Services Recruitment and Retention Plan, the Patient Services Diversity plan, and department productivity measures. Maintain a focus on internal talent management and retention. Meet or exceed yearly goals for vacancy and turnover rate. Complete evaluations within the allotted timeframe. Assure that staff and managers are activity engaged in unit, divisional, and organizational shared governance activities as reflected in the minutes and other related documents. Manage the selection, development, motivation, evaluation and discipline of reporting personnel. Make job requirements and goals for each position clear to employees and provide sufficient training to achieve the desired level of competency; document evidence of competence on an annual basis. Ensure staff competency and assist with staff professional development through continuous education, literature and seminars. Monitor and manage staffing and scheduling process.

4. Financial Management:

Assure financial accountability for annual operating and capital expenditures and budgets. Meet yearly goals for contribution margin, percent variance from budget and overtime rate. Assure efficiencies in staffing and resource utilization by comparison with internal and external benchmarks as measured by productivity units appropriate for areas managed. Develop and maintain systems to capture all charges. Research and develop opportunities for revenue development for all services. Coordinate and approve purchasing requisitions, leases, vendor contracts and service contracts. Supervise the monitoring of inventory for the department; review service and maintenance contracts.

5. Performance Improvement/Safety:

Continually assess and improve the performance of care and services provided. Assure continual readiness for regulatory compliance. Maintain an environment that promotes patient safety. Ensure that work areas are organized and present a safe, accessible, effective and efficient environment for employees, patients and families. Support the CSI structure and other performance improvement activities. Meet annual safety goals as defined by the organizations CSI structure. Ensure a high level of customer service, including family centered initiatives. Facilitate the development and implementation of evidence based practice and quality efforts. Monitor and ensure timeliness, accuracy, availability and security of information. Determine and enforce policies and procedures protecting patient rights for informed consent and the handling of confidential information as defined by Cincinnati Childrens mission and applicable laws and regulations. Manage the development, implementation and assessment of departmental policies, procedures and philosophy as consistent with Cincinnati Childrens policies and values.

6. Regulatory Compliance:

Areas of responsibility are in compliance with regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Identify best practices as well as deficiencies to share with peers and make recommendations for improvement. Participate in the development of corrective action plans to guide needed and sustainable improvements.

Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS: Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Capable of relating to diverse age and demographic backgrounds. Analytical ability sufficient to evaluate data, make judgements and recommendations regarding operations and budgets, design protocols and generate well developed reports. Professional knowledge sufficient to assure quality of care provided within multidisciplinary service areas. Possess knowledge of related outside regulating agencies, roles and responsibilities and knowledge of procedures and regulations specific to the assessment, care, patient rights and control of information for infants, children and adolescents. Demonstrated organization, leadership and management skills.

EDUCATION\WORK EXPERIENCE:

Required:

Bachelor of Science Degree

Current license to practice in the State of Ohio

Masters Degree in a related discipline

Minimum 5 years experience

Preferred:

Prior operational and supervisory experience within a complex medical center

Job
Management

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati

Schedule
Full-time

Shift
Day Job

Job Type
Standard

Department
Nutrition Therapy

Employee Status
Regular

FTE
1.0

Weekly Hours
40

Salary Range
41.25-68.74

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