Clinical Nutrition Manager
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Sodexo is seeking a Registered Dietitian for a Clinical Nutrition Manager position at Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center in Enola, PA. This position will manage the clinical program ~60% of the time and patient services ~40% of the time. Penn State Health Hampden, a 110 bed hospital, is part of the Penn State Health system, located just outside of Harrisburg PA.
- reimbursement for AND dues, state licensure fees and CDR renewal
- excellent paid time off package
- money toward continuing education events
- up to $5000 tuition reimbursement annually
The successful candidate will:
- manage the clinical nutrition program within Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center;
- provided supervision, training and development for 1 Registered Dietitian, 3 Hostesses and, 2 call center Diet Clerks;
- work every 4th weekend as part of the management rotation;
- oversee Sodexo’s room service program including the Call Center;
- manage Sodexo’s menu management system (HealthTouch);
- collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to enhance the patient experience;
- drive Performance Improvement and Quality Management activities; and
- be the primary liaison with medical and nursing staff and represent the depart on hospital wide committees.
Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for Dietitians who have:
- Registered Dietitian credentials and acute care clinical experience;
- 1-2 years of acute care experience;
- excellent communication, leadership and customer service skills; and
- experience with regulatory accreditation and establishing and maintaining standards of care.
Learn more about Hampden Medical Center
Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.
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Working for Sodexo:
Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. As the largest private employer of dietitians, we have tremendous job opportunities for registered dietitians who are looking to get more out of their career!
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What We Offer
Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.
Provides leadership and direction for the nutrition care program for patients, residents, and clients in the delivery of our contractual agreement with the client. Manages the clinical and assigned patient services staff in the provision of general nutrition care and patient foodservice programs for one site / <100 beds, functioning as the nutrition authority for the organization. Implements and maintains professional and business practices to assure regulatory compliance and to uphold company mission, values, and commitments made in the Sodexo client contractual agreement. Contributes to financial and clinical outcomes through implementation of services.
Directs the implementation of the Nutrition Care Process (assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation) in general clinical practice and activities of assigned patient services staff by delegating authority, assigning & scheduling, prioritizing activities, ensuring provision of equipment, supplies & resources, participating in the budgeting process, maintaining labor reports and other financial records, and monitoring operating standards; is accountable for the provision of safe and reliable care and services by self and direct reports and completion of documentation in accordance with individual & statutory scopes, regulatory standards, facility policies, protocols and practice guidelines, including clinical privileges; supports development, implementation and promotion of the patient dining and other food and nutrition programs to Sodexo standards. - 55%
Ensures provision of nutrition counseling and training by self and direct reports for patients, residents, clients, families, healthcare personnel, students and foodservice staff to meet general clinical needs, promote disease management, and introduce evidence-based nutrition care strategies; provides learning experiences for direct reports, dietetics students and interns to include teaching, coaching and performance evaluation per Sodexo/facility/program standards and initiates appropriate referrals as needed to elevate care, support continuation of nutrition care plans, or enhance education and training processes. - 15%
Conducts recruiting, hiring, onboarding, verification of credentials, competency assessment, performance evaluations and ongoing professional practice evaluation as applicable to clinical privileges for direct reports; ensures that verification of credentials, competency assessment, performance evaluation and ongoing professional practice evaluation as applicable for self is completed per Sodexo and facility standards; engages in tailored continuing education for self and in mentoring of direct reports to enhance knowledge, skills, and judgment and to facilitate professional growth and employee engagement. - 10%
Participates in interdisciplinary activities such as meetings, medical conferences, rounds and discharge planning to build strategic relationships, support collaborative care, promote the nutrition care plan and serve as the nutrition expert for the organization providing guidance and insight to administrative, medical, nursing and foodservice staff; exercises approval authority for the patient menu with nutrient analysis, diet manual and enteral formulary; supports development of operating standards, policies, tools and resources for clinical practice and foodservice operations. - 10%
Implements performance improvement activities to enhance productivity, patient safety, patient satisfaction and quality of care and responds to more advanced customer service escalations using Sodexo resources as needed for intervention strategies and providing managerial approvals as required; compares results to performance goals, identifies trends in issues of concern, and uses evidence-based nutrition practices, critical thinking and assessment skills to develop solutions with minimal supervision; develops action plans and project plans to include defining objectives, scope, specifications, methods, timetables and staffing, as applicable; completes documentation of performance improvement activities and communicates outcomes to manager and client per Sodexo and facility standards. - 10%
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree with completion of required coursework and supervised practice as dictated by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
[Note: For those seeking registration after 2023, a master’s degree will be required]
- Meets eligibility requirements for Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and will become registered within 120 days of hire
- Certification/licensure as required by state(s) of practice
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.