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Sodexo is currently seeking a full time Clinical Nutrition Manager, Patient Services Manager to join our food services healthcare team at Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

This is a 350-bed full-service, non-profit community hospital, dedicated to the health and well-being of the diverse and challenged communities of the San Fernando Valley located in Van Nuys, California.

Van Nuys is a prominent neighborhood in the middle of the San Fernando Valley, a part of the city of Los Angeles in Southern California.

Sodexo offers:

  • Reimbursement for AND dues, state licensure fees and CDR renewal
  • Money toward continuing education events
  • Up to $5000 tuition reimbursement annually
  • a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision
  • 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, plus health and wellness programs.

Reporting to the General Manager, the successful candidate will:

  • be responsible for the supervision of both Clinical Nutrition Services Department (5 RD's) and Patient Services oversight in the departments and of staff, while dividing the schedule of responsibility about 30% of the time in clinical and 70% management;
  • represent department at meetings and patient conferences;
  • patient focused to ensure patient safety and regulatory compliance, be actively involved in Diversity Awareness;
  • ensure consistency in day-to-day operational functions and ensures unit level, corporate, employee relations, safety, training, and unit operating systems compliance;
  • be highly involved in driving HCAHPS scores and patient satisfaction to meet or exceed set target and have working knowledge of CA state & federal employment law;
  • schedule and supervise all clinical staff and staff while conducting staff meetings, in-services, and complete timely competencies and evaluations;
  • maintain and update clinical nutrition policies and procedures;
  • monitor and evaluate nutrition care services; accreditation and regulatory readiness and review; establish and maintain standards of care;
  • work closely with the management team to meet the needs of Sodexo as well as the client and be directly involved in continuous quality improvement.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for a candidate who:

  • is a Registered Dietitian with at least 3 years of clinical and management experience, preferably in an acute care setting and/or prior leadership experience;
  • has a strong commitment to excellence in all aspects of patient care;
  • provides demonstrated leadership skills to manage and develop clinical staff;
  • is an outstanding team player with excellent communication and customer service skills;
  • works well with physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff and collaboratively as part of a team, as well as independently and be outcome focused;
  • will work closely with the management team to meet the needs of Sodexo as well as the client and be directly involved in continuous quality improvement.

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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.

Position Summary

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 and specialized nutrition care and patient foodservice programs for one to five sites / up to 700 beds, functioning as a full-time management leader and 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.

Conducts/delegates 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; contributes to the design of the ongoing professional performance evaluation process for clinical privileging; engages in tailored continuing education for self and direct reports to enhance knowledge, skills, and judgment and to facilitate professional growth and employee engagement. - 25%

Directs the implementation of the Nutrition Care Process (assessment, nutrition diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation) in general to specialized 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 direct reports and completion of documentation in accordance with individual & statutory scopes, regulatory standards, facility policies, protocols and practice guidelines, including clinical privileges; plays an integral role in development, implementation and management of food and nutrition/ clinical/community programs to Sodexo standards and contributes to development and implementation of interdisciplinary solutions - 20%

Performs an integral role in interprofessional activities such as meetings, medical conferences, rounds and discharge planning to build strategic relationships, support collaborative care, advance the role of nutrition and overall management of care for general and specialized practice, and serve as the nutrition expert for the organization providing guidance and insight to the administrative, medical, nursing and foodservice staff; exercises approval authority for the patient menu with nutrient analysis, diet manual and enteral formulary; performs an integral role in development of operating standards, policies, tools and resources for clinical practice and foodservice operations; contributes to development of interdisciplinary policies and protocols. - 20%

Develops and implements performance improvement activities with input from peers and colleagues 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; independently analyzes data to draw conclusions and create effective solutions; 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. - 20%

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 and specialized clinical needs, promote disease management/available treatment modalities, and introduce evidence-based nutrition care strategies; develops and provides learning experiences for direct reports, dietetics/other healthcare students & interns, and other healthcare providers to include teaching, coaching and performance evaluation per Sodexo/facility/ program standards; provides professional supervision and mentoring for developing competent and proficient practitioners/managers; makes appropriate referrals to credentialed nutrition specialists or ambulatory care services as needed to elevate care, support continuation of the nutrition care plan, or enhance education and training processes. - 15%

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)

Basic Management Experience: 6 years experience of planning, managing and organizing resources within short/medium timeframes within the overall policy framework
Basic Functional Experience: 5 years as experienced specialized practitioner able to work unsupervised and provide professional supervision to specialists.

Credentials Requirement:

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Certification/licensure as required by state(s) of practice
  • Specialty credential in area(s) of focused management practice, as applicable

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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