Supervisory Dietitian (Clinical Nutrition Manager)

at Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Summary The Clinical Nutrition Manager is the supervisor for the clinical section of Nutrition and Food Services and directs a comprehensive nutritional care program. The Clinical Nutrition Manager is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and evaluating clinical nutrition and nutritional education programs. Supports facility mission and coordinates clinical nutrition activities with other services and units, clinics, and local community. Responsibilities Duties include, but are not limited to: Able to perform all duties of subordinate clinical dietitians Advisor to clinical staff, other allied healthcare professionals, program directors and managers Develops, and implements nutrition therapy programs Assists in the establishment of organizational structure guidelines, performance standards, and reporting requirements and assists in defining lines of authority and supervisory controls essential in carrying out the mission of the service Develops strategic planning goals and objectives for the clinical program Develops and implements nutrition care policies and guidelines for compliance with all regulatory agency requirements (i.e., TJC, AND, ASPEN) and specific VHA guidelines Prepares and submits a variety of clinical reports Conducts performance reviews and competency assessments Develops and implements a Performance Improvement Program to ensure provision of high-quality nutrition care Activities of clinical dietitians, which includes nutrition screening, assessment, monitoring, and education Reviews electronic medical records of patients to substantiate that clinical staff meet established guidelines of care that meet the needs of patients Responds to EEO complaints and unfair labor practice charges Ensures that all clinical nutrition staff meet mandatory and continuing education requirements to assure maintenance of registration status Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must be proficient in written and spoken English. You may be required to serve a probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) – See “Additional Information” below for details. Qualifications Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD): Must be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) the credentialing branch of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA). English Language Proficiency: In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), no person shall serve in a direct patient care position unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to perform the duties of this position. Education: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalent. Education and Supervised Practice: Completed an ACEND accredited or approved supervised practice program. Supervised practice programs are post-baccalaureate degree programs that provide supervised practice experiences which meet the eligibility requirements and accreditation standards of ACEND, formally known as CADE. Completion of a coordinated program in dietetics fulfills the requirements of a supervised practice p

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Job Posting: JC251833748

Posted On: Dec 01, 2023

Updated On: Dec 14, 2023

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