DEPARTMENT: Varies SUPERVISIOR'S TITLE: Clinical Nutrition Manager, Clinical Director, Director HealthWorks! (HW!)



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To perform medical nutrition therapy for assigned patients and program areas. Conduct nutritional counseling and education to patients and their families/care providers. Supports department initiatives to improve nutrition including community-based initiatives. Provides nutrition expertise for division specific initiatives.

·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.
·Interprofessional Practice:
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.
·Clinical Practice
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. Provide nutrition expertise for division specific initiatives including community based programming (i.e. healthy weight and better eating habits).
·Clinical Leadership
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.
·Fiscal Responsibility
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.
Collaborates with other members of the multi-disciplinary clinical team to optimize care of patient families participating in the assigned program. 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.
·Diversity Appreciation
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
Ability to adapt work schedule to meet the demands of the position, possibly including nights and/or weekends
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
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor
·Problem Solving
Ability to independently work through details of a problem to reach a positive solution
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

·Bachelor of Dietetics OR Bachelor's Degree in a related field
·Successful completion of the Registration Examination for Registered Dietitians
·Registered Dietitian
·Licensed Dietitian

·2 years related experience
·3 to 4 years clinical experience in an acute care facility
·Experience in pediatrics
·Pediatric Nutrition
·Master's degree in a related field
·Certificate of Training in clinical sub-specialty i.e. Childhood & Adolescent Weight Mgmt