Clinical Nutrition Coordinator

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • 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.

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                             

    1.      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 

    2.      Documents pertinent findings in the medical record as per policy.        

    3.      Provides quality nutrition counseling to specific patient populations and family members as indicated.     

    4.      Coordinates projects within the department, including nutrition related in-services, interdepartmental nutrition education programs, and lectures.         

    5.      Designs, develops and regularly updates nutrition education materials to meet the specialized needs of specific patient populations.        

    6.      Participates in quality assurance monitoring and reporting for departmental performance improvement meetings.  

    7.      Precepts dietetic interns, develops learning modules, instructs them on the competencies required to complete their assigned rotation, and completes student evaluations.      

    8.      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.

    9.      May participates in practice-specific research to enhance program

    10.  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   

    11.  Assists with discharge planning and home care as needed.

    12.  Participates in community focused education programs and external speaking events to promote service and education

    13.  Presents department journal clubs.

    14.  Other duties as assigned.

     

    Education Requirements                                                                                                                 

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

    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)

    Advanced credential such as the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), or Pediatric, Renal, Oncology specialist preferred, but not required.

     

    Experience Requirements                                                                                                               

    3-5 years’ experience clinical experience preferred. Maintain RD status through employment.

     

    Licensing and Certification Requirements (if applicable)                                                           

    Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) from the NYS Department of Education Office of the Professions required.      
 
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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