Assistant Manager - Clinical Nutrition (1.0FTE, Days)

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94034
Req: 13875
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Assistant Manager Clinical Nutrition assists the Director in the oversight of the day to day operations of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s Clinical Nutrition Department and serves as a role model, resource, and leader for the Clinical Dietitians. The Assistant Manager Clinical Nutrition is responsible for both clinical/patient care responsibilities and administrative/operational responsibilities. Collaborates with director on quality improvement projects and integrates results into evidence based practices. Reviews and updates policies and procedures. Manages the work schedule for both inpatient and outpatient areas. Facilitates human resource functions including recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring, precepting interns, handling conflict resolution and corrective action. 

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

• Manages day-to-day operations of the unit. Reviews task, schedules clinical nutrition staff according to patient/client needs and budget allocation, sets priorities and revises workflow to effectively facilitate customer and departmental needs.  Directs the provision of medical nutrition therapy and the nutrition care process by managing the activities of clinical dietitians, dietetic technicians, and clerical staff including nutrition screening, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation, education, and menu processing according to established departmental policies. 

• Performs supervisory functions by interviewing, selecting and providing training for new staff; by approving or disapproving recommendations from subordinate staff on personnel actions; by evaluating subordinates' performance; by hearing and resolving employee grievances; and by determining the need for and initiating disciplinary action in order to ensure adequate and competent staffing for the agency, program, division or institution.

• Assists with design, implementation, evaluation, and creation/updating of nutrition care policies and procedures to achieve improved patient outcomes and cost containment.  Monitors and integrates technological advances that enhance efficiency as appropriate.

• Develops, initiates, and monitors quality initiatives and patient safety practices in accordance with the Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations. Assists in achieving compliance with regulatory agency standards, including state and federal standards.

• Evaluates nutrition care protocols using principles of evidence-based practice to establish and/or improve nutrition practice guidelines. Mentors department staff in presenting and/or publishing articles, abstracts, or results of research studies in professional journals or at professional meetings.  

• Serves as a resource to medical staff and allied health personnel on nutrition issues. 

• Maintains cost control procedures, adhering to budget constraints while ensuring quality service.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in clinical nutrition, food and nutrition, or a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university. Completion of a didactic program in dietetics and supervised practice program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education and Dietetics  (ACEND) - formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education - CADE).

Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.

License/Certification: RD/RDN (Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist) - Valid credential as a Registered Dietitian / Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD) issued by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics’ Commission on Dietetic Registration.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

• Knowledge of the Nutrition Care Process as it relates to the needs of complex pediatric patient populations and acutely ill patients/clients and ability to apply all steps of the process.

• Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy in pediatric patients, especially in a specialty area/areas.

• Demonstrated flexibility and advanced priority-setting skills.

• General knowledge of electronic medical record, nutrient analysis, word processing, and spreadsheet software.

• Ability to communicate effectively in written, verbal and electronic form to patients, public, hospital/clinic and medical staff, and physicians.

• Ability to budget, make financial projections and write reports

• Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results

• Strong interpersonal skills to establish productive working relationships with multidisciplinary team and support services.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.