Clinical Nutrition Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
 
Roles & Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Nutrition, provides quality nutrition care and education to patients and family members at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator coordinates departmental initiatives and education programs. Maintains level of clinical expertise for eating and weight disorders, 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.

 

Duties and Responsibilities (in order of importance and/or frequency):

  • 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 children, adolescents, and adults struggling with eating and weight disorders to determine their nutritional needs
  • Documents pertinent findings in the medical record as per policy
  • Provides quality nutrition counseling to patients and family members in the Eating and Weight Disorders Program
  • 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 children, adolescents and adults with eating and weight disorders
  • 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 participate 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 patients at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program
  • Assists with discharge planning and home care as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
 
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred, but not required
  • 3-5 years’ experience
 
  • Minimum Licensing Requirements:
    • Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) from the NYS Department of Education Office of the Professions required
 
  • Minimum Certification Requirements:
    • Registered Dietitian (RD) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
    • Advanced credential such as the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), or Pediatric, Renal, Oncology specialist preferred, but not required
 
  • Computer and General Skills:
    • Microsoft Word and Excel- Basic
    • Microsoft Outlook – Basic
    • Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
 
 
Strength Through Diversity
 

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.

 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!

 
 
Who We Are
 

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. 

 

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