POSITION TITLE: Graduate Intern SUPERVISIOR'S TITLE: Clinical Nutrition Manager
COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Registered Dietitians, families, members of the interdisciplinary health care team, nutrition personnel including Diet Technicians, Room Service Staff, and Formula Room Technicians TITLE'S SUPERVISED: Diet Technicians, as assigned TOTAL NUMBER OF FTE'S DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUPERVISED: 0-3
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To perform medical nutrition therapy for assigned patients.
·Compliance - Patient Services Staff
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Support leadership in Compliance efforts to meet and sustain the regulatory compliance efforts of the department and hospital. Be mindful and judicious in monitoring safety and departmental policies and procedures. Ensure all individual certifications and Safety College requirements are fulfilled in a timely basis. Work with department managers, nurse council and magnet representatives to identify and share safety best practices. Be mindful of CCHMCs processes and compliance with CMS standards and freely communicate safety and compliance concerns to leadership team members.
Demonstrates consistent integration of the Interprofessional Practice Model (IPM) in all aspects of practice.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
Demonstrates knowledge of normal child growth and development and pediatric nutrition when performing nutritional assessments. Develops nutritional care plans and outlines goals with patient and their family based on existing nutritional standards of care. Implements nutritional interventions based on knowledge of disease state, normal and therapeutic nutrition and child development. Interventions incorporate family values, culture and resources. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of patients' nutrition care plan. Revises plan as needed. Collaborates with health care team on the implementation of nutrition care principles. Provides nutrition counseling and education to patients and their families/care providers. Prepares the family to carry out the nutrition regime in the home setting. Collaborates with internal and external resources to support the nutrition care plan. Utilizes current research to enhance professional practice.
Relates basic principles of pediatric nutrition to nutrition staff, health care team members and community. Orients, supervises and directs the work of the diet technician(s) and/or interns as applicable. Orients and educates new dietitians. Shares knowledge of pediatric nutrition principles, policies and procedures as applicable. Participates in and supports process improvement activities.
Competes productivity records and enters charges in a timely fashion.
·Professional Growth and Development
Serves on committees and/or work groups affecting the department and/or hospital. Contributes to body of professional knowledge (factual) within the department, Cincinnati Children's or community as appropriate. Exhibits desire and initiative to increase knowledge and skills.
Cooperates with diet technicians and dietitians to complete daily patient care responsibilities. Partners with coworkers to provide valuable input on projects and takes ownership of project(s) as assigned.
Skills & Competencies
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them.
·Communication - Intermediate
Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
Persistently seeking feedback from others as well as opportunities to update and master job-relevant knowledge; volunteering for training and development opportunities; changing behavior in response to feedback and experience
·Independence and Teamwork
Ability to work autonomously, with independent judgment, as well as in a collaborative team environment.
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
Working hard to conscientiously and thoroughly complete work; pushing oneself to successfully continue working on a task in the face of obstacles or setbacks; working continuously and intensely over long periods of time
Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution
·Bachelor of Dietetics OR Related Discipline AND accredited and approved by The Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education
·Successful completion of the Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians
·Registered with the Commission Dietetic Registration the credentialing agency of The American Dietetic Association.
·Current license (LD) for the State of Ohio required within 6 months of hire Preferred: