Inpatient Clinical Nutrition Coordinator

  • Full-time
  • UPMC Presbyterian; Pittsburgh, PA
  • posted May 03, 2022
UPMC Presbyterian

Clinical Dietitian

Starting Date:

June 1, 2022

Position Description:

To assist or coordinate the functions, resources, and programs essential for quality care and to provide a high level of nutrition-related expertise in the interdisciplinary team management of all hospitalized patients. Position incorporates a combination of program management tasks and direct and indirect patient care. This position will be Monday-Friday standard business hours.

Looking for a qualified candidate to fill our vacant Nutrition Coordinator position at UPMC Presbyterian hospital. Responsibilities include partnering with the Food and Nutrition leadership team to enhance patient care programs within our facility. Position will have a direct leadership and supervisory role for Dietitians and Diet Techs on our Inpatient team and will help support our patient care models.


-Provide appropriate nutrition education and counseling based on patient/family learning needs and abilities.
-In collaboration with manager/director participate as a member of interdisciplinary committees, responding to needs and initiatives for nutrition care process improvement.
-Develop, implement and evaluate nutrition programs, including preparing materials, presentations, and other communications, and contribute to relevant department, hospital or system-wide policies. (May be on an inpatient and/or outpatient basis).
-Assist in developing goals and objectives for Clinical Nutrition to maintain high quality care.
-Lead and encourage professional growth and development for self and clinical team.
-Deliver and oversee quality nutrition care to a diverse patient population within established criteria.
-Contribute to maintaining clinical budget and expectations by monitoring and maintaining expenses and man-hour utilization, including implementing appropriate staffing levels; as required, oversee outpatient billing to ensure compliance of client charges with regulatory requirements.
-Direct and mentor dietetic students, peers and support personnel.
-Provides expertise and support for menu planning and maintenance of the nutrition-related computer software.
-Identify, participate and/or lead in Quality Process Improvement activities with the ability to actively endorse evidence based practice.
-Maintain and expand knowledge of current trends and issues in health care, food and clinical nutrition services, TJC standards and healthcare informatics.
-Assumes duties of manager in his/her absence.
-Manage recruitment, hiring, training, evaluation and competency of personnel; maintains a quality workforce.
-Schedule and/or coordinate daily work flow.
Minimum Qualifications:
-Registered Dietitian with Commission on Dietetic Registration.
-Maintenance of registration as demonstrated by 75 CEU credits every 5 years.
-Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and maintenance of PA-LDN as demonstrated by 30 CEU credits every 2 years.
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Desired Qualifications:
-Masters or B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics.
-5 years healthcare experience with minimum of 4 years in clinical nutrition and 1 year in a leadership role.
-Skills: Strong leadership and motivational skills to evaluate and develop a diverse Clinical Nutrition Team.
-Strong analytical skills to design, implement, enhance and trouble-shoot nutrition programs and processes.
-Function with a high degree of autonomy and use high level decision-making to demonstrate efficiency and problem solving techniques to achieve desired results and effect change.
-Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse population in a team environment.
-Strong organizational and time management skills.
-Sound clinical judgment in Medical Nutrition Therapy.

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