The Associate Director of Clinical Nutrition provides leadership and direction of the Clinical Nutrition programs for the Cedars-Sinai Health System. Assures compliance with the stated standards outlined in Title XXII, The Joint Commission, OBRA, Corporate Compliance, medical center, and departmental policy. In collaboration with the leadership staff of Patient Food Services, ensures the provision of optimal nutrition care as defined by the policies and procedures of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Maintains collaborative and multidisciplinary relationships with Medical Staff, Nursing, and other ancillary medical services to ensure provision and coordination of optimal medical nutrition therapy in all health care settings. Oversees area of responsibility to assure all job duties are performed with a sensitivity and attention to the cultural, age, and developmental issues of the patient population(s) served. Manages the Clinical Nutrition section function within identified budget. Develops proposals for new programs to meet the changing needs of the Medical Center and Health System. Adheres to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetic' s Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Dietetics Professionals as applicable to the clinical setting. Adheres to the AND code of ethics for the profession.
Education Certifications/Licensure Experience Physical Abilities
Credentialing as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration required. M.S. or equivalent in field related to job requirements. Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, preferred.
Certified Nutrition Support Dietitian (C.N.S.C.) designation by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition highly desirable. Certified Diabetes Educator (C.D.E.) designation through the American Association of Diabetes Educators or board specialization in Pediatrics or Renal Nutrition, preferred.
A minimum of six (6) years or more experience as a Clinical Dietitian in an acute hospital, preferably in a teaching institution. Demonstrated experience in clinical management essential and research experience highly desirable.
Organizational ability to include coordination of multiple projects within established time frames, problem analysis and resolution, and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be customer oriented.
Information technology: has the ability to see the potential in and understand the use of clinical and administrative information technology and decision support tools in daily operations. Personal skills that are required include a working knowledge of Windows including Excel and Powerpoint programs, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation development, e-mail, Internet, data entry and analysis. Must have proficient computer skills to coach and train staff in daily computer applications such as WebNS, VST and CS Link, PPM and Kronos. Must be able to communicate in English, verbally and in writing, with staff, customers, and patients over the telephone or in person. Must be able to evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, develop programs and systems in a team environment to meet desired outcomes. Must have a current working knowledge of Title XXII, OBRA, and Joint Commission requirements as they relate to clinical nutrition care services. Must be able to communicate information in a lecture environment.
Physical Demands: (e.g., lifting, standing, walking) Must be able to stand and walk distances over the greater portion of the assigned shift. Must be able to see, speak and hear clearly.
Requisition #: 28115