Clinical Nutritionist

Job Description

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Clinical Nutritionist- Clinical Nutrition- Requisition #83646

Job Summary 

Under the direction of the Director of Clinical Nutrition, provides quality nutrition care and education to patients and family members. Assesses the nutritional status of patients and recommends the appropriate nutrition therapy as it pertains to the patients’ nutritional needs. Provides nutrition counseling to patients and family members as indicated. The Senior Dietitian is responsible for activities that support patient focused care within their assigned patient units. The Senior Dietitian also participates in coordinating departmental initiatives and education programs. Adheres 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 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.
  • Evaluates and assesses the need for enteral and parenteral nutrition support, and provides recommendations as indicated.
  • Coordinates projects within the department, including nutrition related in-services, interdepartmental nutrition education programs, and lectures.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds as needed. Communicates effectively with members of the health team.
  • Develops and updates nutrition education materials.
  • Assist with discharge planning as needed.
  • Acts as primary preceptor for dietetic interns and instructs them on the competencies required to complete their assigned rotation. Completes student evaluations.
  • Participates in community focused education programs.
  • Presents department journal clubs.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 

Experience Requirements: 

2-4 years’ experience, including dietetic internship. 

Licensing and Certification Requirements: 

Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) from the NYS Department of Education Office of the Professions preferred not required. Registered Dietitian (RD) from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) 

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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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