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Clinical Nutrition Manager

Company: Adventist Health
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 Medical Center is a 254-bed acute-care hospital serving Kern County communities with key service areas including brain and spine, heart, cancer care, orthopedics, emergency services, three Quest Imaging locations and the Adventist Health Physicians Network. The hospital is staffed by more than 645 affiliated physicians, 1,832 associates and more than 250 volunteers. Adventist Health Bakersfield Medical Center has deep roots in Kern County - serving the community for more than 100 years!Adventist Health Bakersfield has also been recognized as the only Top Hospital in Kern County, by the Leapfrog group. While this is a great recognition, what it really shows is our unwavering commitment to give our very best for our community as we carry out our mission of "Living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope." As one of six hospitals in California and one of 35 in the nation with this "Top General Hospital" status for patient safety and quality care, we appreciate being our community's hospital of choice."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:Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience: Required
  • Master's Degree: PreferredWork Experience:
    • Five years technical experience: Preferred
    • One year leadership experience: PreferredRequired Licenses/Certifications:
      • Registered Dietitian (RD): Required
      • ServSafe Certification: Preferred

Keywords: Adventist Health, Bakersfield , Clinical Nutrition Manager, Executive , Bakersfield, California

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