CERTIFIED CLINICALLY ADVANCED NUTRITION CRD

Job Description

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Certified Clinically Advanced Nutrition CRD

 
Job Summary 

The Certified Clinically Advanced Nutrition Coordinator (CCANC) is responsible for activities that support patient focused care within their clinical specialty area and adheres to department and hospital philosophies, standards, objectives and policies and procedures. The CCANC is an expert in his/her specialty and acts a resource to both the medical and clinical nutrition staff. The CCANC identifies and collects performance improvement data and coordinates activities for the dietetic interns. The CCANC assists with administrative duties and provides coverage for the Director of Clinical Nutrition in his/her absence. 

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 patients and family members as indicated.
  • 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.
  • Acts as a key member of the interdisciplinary team by coordinating rounds and participating in the multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
  • Evaluates the need for enteral and parenteral nutrition support. Adjusts physician orders as appropriate and initiate orders for nutrition support regimes per hospital and department policy.
  • Coordinates and directs the activities for the dietetic interns rotating through the department from various programs and universities.
  • Develops, evaluates, and maintains standard operating procedures for the department of Clinical Nutrition. Reviews policies and procedures on a regular basis and recommends changes as appropriate.
  • Coordinates research activities for the Department of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Coordinates quality improvement initiatives.
  • Participates in the evaluation and disciplinary processes of clinical nutrition staff.
  • Coordinates projects within the department, including in-services, interdepartmental dietary education programs, and lectures.
  • Develops and updates nutrition education materials.
  • Assist with discharge planning as needed.
  • Participates in community focused education programs.
  • Coordinates department journal clubs.

Education Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree with concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics or related field from an accredited institution.   Master’s Degree is preferred but not required.


Experience Requirements: 

5 years minimum experience, including 2-3 years in specialty area
Research experience preferred
Management experience preferred 

Licensing and Certification Requirements: 

Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) from the NYS Department of Education Office of the Professions required. Registered Dietitian (RD) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and Specialty Credential: Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), and/or Pediatric/Renal/Oncology Specialty 

Computer Skills:
 

Microsoft Office   - Intermediate 

General Skills and Competencies:
 
  • 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 and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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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 hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai 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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