Manager, Clinical Nutrition- Full-time, Days

Adventist Health Bakersfield - Bakersfield, CA3.8

30+ days ago
Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

Adventist Health Bakersfield is comprehensive health care organization serving the city of Bakersfield and outlying communities of Kern County through a 254-bed acute care hospital, The AIS Cancer Center, three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health Physicians Network. Our deep roots in Kern County reflect more than a century’s worth of providing exceptional, faith-based health care services. Consistently ranked as the region’s Most Preferred Hospital, Adventist Health Bakersfield has also been named a Distinguished Hospital by Healthgrades for three years in a row, putting it in the top 5 percent in the nation for quality and excellence. With its central location and access to some of the most affordable housing on the west coast, it’s no surprise that Adventist Health Bakersfield is helping to pave the way for community growth.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Manager, Clinical Nutrition who:

Manages, monitors, and assures that quality nutritional care is provided to all patients, including tray delivery, screening, assessment, reassessment and patient and family education in both the inpatient and outpatient setting for patients from a range of multicultural and educational backgrounds as well as throughout the lifecycle. Supervises and directs the activities of various levels of assigned personnel using both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment.

Essential Functions:
Manages and oversees the clinical nutrition care provided to inpatient/outpatients within the hospital to include management of Nutritional Services Personnel and overseeing daily operations of the clinical nutritional care including scheduling, performance evaluations, employee engagement and employee discipline. Assists in development of policies and procedures with medical, pharmacy and nursing team members.
Oversees patient food service system including menu planning, compliance to policies and procedures, and regulatory agencies. Manages the coordination of creating plans for patients and families. Assesses patients to detect those who are at nutritional risk, utilizes the Nutritional Care process in providing Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) via electronic documentation in Project IntelliCare as well as providing nutritional education.
Addresses patients/clients nutritional needs, particularly considering culture, physical capacity, individual preferences, religious background, financial resources and willingness/ability to comply. Assesses the appropriateness of TPN versus enteral feeding in consultation with team members from nursing, medical staff, pharmacy and patient's family. Screens patients for nutritional risk, with intervention activities as appropriate.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Documents patient's' progress toward care plan goals in medical record. Educates patients and families about drug/nutrient interactions when indicated. Provides nutritional counseling for patients and caregivers regarding modified diets. Responds to 100% of the nutritional screening triggers identified by nursing staff within 24-hours.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Required
Master's Degree: Preferred

Work Experience:
Five years technical experience: Preferred
One years leadership experience: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:
Registered Dietitian (RD): Required
ServSafe Certification: Preferred