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LUHS CLINICAL NUTRITION COORD 3731
at Trinity Healthcare
Department:CH101_83035 Nutritional Services
Expected Weekly Hours:40
Position Purpose:The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator, under the direction of a Trinity Health FANS Regional Manager,
Clinical Nutrition and Wellness, is responsible for the day-to-day administrative functions and
management pertaining to the clinical dietitians and dietetic technicians. This position involves direct
patient care of an assigned unit/area providing medical nutrition therapy to include assessment,
monitoring, and education, according to established department policies. The coordinator is responsible
for communicating to/from the General Manager of Food and Nutrition to the clinical nutrition staff.
Job Description Details:
Performs all patient care duties related to medical nutrition therapy of a
Level II dietitian, in accordance with hospital patient care policies.
Functions in a supervisory role as a team leader, coordinating the
provision of medical nutrition therapy provided by clinical dietitians and
dietetic technicians. Understands, articulates, and ensures compliance
with patient safety practices mandated by national, state and local
regulatory agencies. Performs administrative tasks related to the clinical
nutrition staff and day-to-day operations of the team. Maintains
employee files (ensures competencies, registration, licensure, and
certification requirements and continuing education requirements on an
Serves as a liaison between the clinical nutrition staff and the General
Manager of Food and Nutrition Services related to patient services and
wellness initiatives. This includes consulting on menu/formulary related
issues and interpretations of regulatory standards. Maintaining medical
nutrition therapy compliance with regulatory agency standards, including
state, federal and JCAHO requirements.
Coordinates nutrition rounds, leads staff meetings, and arranges
in-services/training opportunities for staff.
Coordinates the applicant process including interviews and training of
new employees to meet department staffing needs.
Collects data and monitors staff productivity. Completes QI reports
including chart audits.
Maintains regionally approved clinical nutrition diet manual and
references and education materials for patient and staff.
Attends and participates in interdisciplinary teams and committees.
9 5% Yes Performs other duties as required.
Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.
Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.
Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.
Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues, including 5,300 employed physicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, we are known for our focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, Trinity Health is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services — ranked by number of visits — in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.