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Clinical Nutrition Coordinator – Surgery, 2414880
The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator provides quality nutrition care and education to patients and family members. The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator coordinates departmental initiatives and education programs. Maintains level of clinical expertise for assigned area, and recommends the appropriate nutrition therapy as it pertains to the patients’ nutritional needs. Acts as a resource to all clinical staff and provides feedback for their professional development. Adheres to all applicable regulatory agency guidelines, and to department and hospital philosophies, standards, objectives and policies and procedures.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Evaluates the nutritional status of patients by reviewing pertinent information obtained from the electronic medical record and the interdisciplinary health care team. Applies knowledge of nutrition screening and assessment to specific patient populations to determine their nutritional needs.
- Documents pertinent findings in the medical record as per policy.
- Provides quality nutrition counseling to specific patient populations and family members as indicated.
- Coordinates projects within the department, including nutrition related in-services, interdepartmental nutrition education programs, and lectures.
- Designs, develops and regularly updates nutrition education materials to meet the specialized needs of specific patient populations.
- Participates in quality assurance monitoring and reporting for departmental performance improvement meetings.
- Precepts dietetic interns, develops learning modules, instructs them on the competencies required to complete their assigned rotation, and completes student evaluations.
- Evaluates nutrition care plans for effectiveness and recommends changes as needed. Uses professional judgment to adapt and apply guidelines, protocols and professional standards of care to the new and changing needs of the patient.
- May participates in practice-specific research to enhance program.
- Participates in interdisciplinary rounds as needed. Communicates effectively with members of the healthcare team. Acts as a resource to all hospital staff and provides direction regarding nutrition needs for the specific patient populations
- Assists with discharge planning and home care as needed.
- Participates in community focused education programs and external speaking events to promote service and education.
- Presents department journal clubs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics from an accredited institution.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- Registered Dietitian (RD) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration required
- Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) from NYS Department of Education Office of the Professions, preferred, but not required.
- Advanced credential such as the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), or Pediatric, Renal,
- Experience: 3-5 years relevant nutritionist experience
- Oncology specialist preferred, but not required
The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.
We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.
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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.