Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Manager-Clinical Nutrition.
In this role, the successful candidate The Children's Services Clinical Nutrition Coordinator reports to the Manager of Clinical Nutrition Services (for nutrition protocols) and works collaboratively with the Director of the Center for Child and Family Resilience in the Institute for Family-Centered Care. The Coordinator is responsible for establishing and overseeing the implementation of clear standards of practice for infants, children, adolescents and young adults including assessments and nutrition interventions. As a key priority area of focus, the Coordinator will design, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of the S.Q.U.A.S.H program per the detailed program proposal, goals, and objectives. This individual will lead the team of clinical nutritionists across all areas of Children's Services and monitor their performance for compliance to established protocols The Children's Services Clinical Nutrition Coordinator will act as an ambassador for the Institute for Family Centered Care at the Hassenfeld Children's Hospital with internal and external stakeholders.
Provides oversight, coordination, and integration of clinical nutrition services across all areas of Children's Services. Establishes and implements clear standards of practice for infants, children adolescents, and young adults, including assessments and nutrition interventions.
Works in collaboration with Families and Youth, Children's Services Clinical Nutrition team, Child Life, and other colleagues to design and implement the S.Q.U.A.S.H program as described in the proposal. Trains, counsels, and provides guidance to nutrition staff members, nutrition students, and residents; assumes the role of an internship preceptor.
Acts as a liaison for Nutrition Services while interacting with other members of the healthcare team. Collaborates with nursing, physicians, other healthcare professionals and families to assure optimal nutrition care. Ensures the continuity of nutritional care between inpatient and outpatient services.
In partnership with patients and parents, develops quality assurance measures for the nutrition program and nutrition-related education materials. Demonstrates knowledge of the organization's service standards and incorporates these while performing all duties.
Develops and maintains policies and procedures pertinent to areas of professional responsibility to meet The Joint Commission, Department of Health, and other regulatory agencies requirements.
Assesses, plans, coordinates, and documents the nutritional care and risks for pediatric patients when secondary coverage is needed and/or a specific case requires through the following: 1) Determining nutritional requirements pertinent to areas of growth and optimal nutritional status of a patient 2) Intervening with appropriate treatments for special disease conditions/states such as diabetes, obesity, premature infants, and many other specialized pediatric nutritional diagnoses 3) Counseling children and their families on therapeutic diets and meal plans.
Partners regularly with the Family Advisory Council and the Youth Advisory Council to collaborate on the design of SQUASH resources including family and youth training materials, communication tools, and web site design.
Coordinates and provides in-service education through lectures, workshops, and community outreach for patients, families, and employees. Actively participates in patient satisfaction initiatives and unit rounds.
Demonstrates flexibility within the assigned schedule at NYULMC to ensure that organizational demands are met. Provides ongoing monitoring, assessment, support and follow-up care for patients in need of nutrition intervention; and maximize resource utilization for area coverage.
Functions as a resource for Nutrition students, residents and the medical team regarding the nutritional management of patients within Children's Services. Plans professional assignments and utilizes time effectively to meet established productivity requirements; provides assistance and contributes new ideas to the department.
Shares program development and outcomes in national forums and aligns work with national and local healthy weight initiatives and prevention and wellness measures. Collaborates with colleagues in the Development Office to seek additional philanthropic support and grant funding to support.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Sciences or a related major is required. Successful completion of a Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE) 1200-hour dietetic internship program with an emphasis on clinical applications. Registered Dietitian (RD). Successful completion of the RD exam approved through the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR -the credentialing Agency for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics). Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN) (within one year of hire). Certified in ServSafe program (within six months of hire). Four years of experience working in Pediatric nutrition in an academic medical center of which at least 1 year involves clinical nutrition management. Experience with and enthusiasm for developing collaborative, innovative programs. Ability to build strong harmonious relationships to foster trust and cooperation amongst colleagues, patients, family members, culinarians, and multidisciplinary team; and work well in a collaborative team environment. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills with a hospitality approach to consistently display self- confidence, grace, and courtesy. Effective oral, written, and communication skills. Proficient in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint software. Professional demeanor and presentation.
Preferred Qualifications: None.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military or veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of... only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.