Clinical Nutrition Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates the nutritional status of patients by reviewing pertinent information obtained from the electronic medical record and the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Applies knowledge of nutrition screening and assessment to specific patient populations to determine their nutritional needs. Conducts nutrition-focused physical exams
  • Possesses population-specific skill set in clinical nutrition assessment
  • Documents pertinent findings in the medical record as per policy
  • Provides quality nutrition counseling to specific patient populations 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
  • 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 the training and development of clinical nutrition staff
  • Participates in quality assurance and performance improvement monitoring and reporting for the department
  • Assists with discharge planning as needed
  • Precepts dietetic interns and instructs them on the competencies required to complete their assigned rotation. Completes student evaluations. Coordinates clinical rotation schedule as needed
  • May participate in practice-specific nutrition research
  • Coordinates projects within the department, including providing education via nutrition-related in-services, interdepartmental nutrition education programs, lectures, and community-focused programs. Participates in external speaking events to promote service and education
  • Designs, develops, and regularly updates nutrition education materials to meet the specialized needs of specific patient populations
  • Presents department journal clubs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, with completion of ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition & Dietetics)-accredited dietetic internship. Masters’ 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, Oncology specialist preferred, but not required
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • 3 years minimum of experience, including dietetic internship
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.


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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 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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