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Supv Clinical Dietitian

Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Location: Killeen
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARYThe Clinical Dietician Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of the clinical dietitian staff in a manner that promotes an efficient operation and provides appropriate development opportunities. Serves as the nutrition liaison to maintain effective multidisciplinary relationships within the healthcare team.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

  • Oversees the clinical nutrition staff's nutritional assessments of patients and compliance to scope of practice. Supervises the diet office operations, and assists in the maintenance of computerized diet office system. Manages the development and implementation plans for nutrition intervention amongst clinical nutrition staff, in accordance with the Nutrition Care Process.
  • Monitors clinical staff to ensure adequate and scope-specific education is provided. Ensures staff utilizes assessment techniques which take into consideration the various needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious and ethnic concerns. Leads the development and clinical nutrition team adherence to current facility policies. Assesses educational needs and the presence of barriers to learning. Facilitates education to ensure compliance with food safety, sanitation and overall workplace safety standards within the Food and Nutrition Department.
  • Conducts patient nutrition assessments on low to highest acuity patients within scope of practice, which may include both inpatients and outpatients. Provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups, taking into consideration any adaptations to reaching methods necessary to meet patient learning. Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and\or family. Conducts follow ups in accordance with the patient's treatment goals, referring patients for outpatient counseling, community or home health services.
  • Leads and supervises interactions amongst clinical nutrition team, medical staff and food and nutrition staff to ensure conformance with medical nutrition therapy. Establishes and leads effective multidisciplinary teams. May participate in and lead team conferences, providing food and nutrition related in services to other medical staff and\or patient meal service employees.
  • Assists in scheduling and mentoring dietetic interns. Develops and leads the training process for new hire clinical dietitians, diet technicians and diet office personnel.
  • Supervises performance improvement projects within the department and facility. Continuously seeks and encourages ways to improve service, quality, increase utilization and decrease costs.KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
    • Ability to deal with complex situations and resolve patient and\or customer or employee service concerns.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to establish productive working relationships with multidisciplinary team and support services.
    • Ability to give clear, concise, and complete education and\or instructions to patients and staff. Ability to counsel and motivate others, as individuals and as a group.
    • Ability to work well in a patient-centered environment as an integral team player.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form to patients, pubic, medical staff and physicians.
    • Ability to organize tasks and function independently.
    • Accountable for the proper use of patient protected health information.
    • Basic computer skills.BENEFITS -
      • Our competitive benefits package includes the following
      • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
      • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
      • Tuition Reimbursement
      • PTO accrual beginning Day 1Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level -QUALIFICATIONS -
        • EDUCATION - Bachelor's
        • -EXPERIENCE - 3 Years of Experience
          • - - - - - - -Registered Dietitians (RD) -

Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Killeen , Supv Clinical Dietitian, Healthcare , Killeen, Texas

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