HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Manager - Clinical Dietitian in Webster, Texas

Position Goal: Provides assistance to the Director in department operation, and in a variety of managerial duties which require a high degree of discretion and accuracy. Provides optimal nutritional care for patients receiving modified diets, instructs patients and/or families on prescribed diets using the American Dietetic Association Manual, and performs related duties as assigned. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary for age-specific needs of patients including neonatal, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Manages other Dietitians, directs and instructs dietitians on the patient care units as well as employees engaged in the Diet Office procedures with common Cents and the automated correction of menus and serving of meals to the patients, staff, and cafeteria customers.

Position Responsibilities: Represents department in absence of Director. Intervenes when necessary in employee, customer, and vendor problems. Makes immediate decisions, as necessary, when dealing with department staff, hospital employees, vendors, and customers. Provides assistance in all areas as is necessary. Answers questions, complaints, and telephone inquiries from patients, department staff, hospital employees.
Ensures that all employees understand and adhere to hospital policies and procedures. Evaluates clinical workload and initiates appropriate action to ensure departmental functioning. Organizes and plans appropriately to ensure adequacy in staffing needs. Performs reports as delegated. Provides assistance in all areas as necessary. Investigates complaints and initiates corrective action. Ensures that all employees are in compliance with department standards for sanitation, safety and infection
and control. Performs duties in a professional manner and with minimum supervision. Prepares PI reports/data on a regular basis; using this information as a resource to improve patient care. Delivers patient care services in a timely manner and conveys recommendations as necessary. Ensures that food preparation meets standards. Plans, organizes and implements projects. Assists in compliance of JCAHO standards and other regulatory standards. Investigates complaints and initiates corrective action. Maintains good interpersonal relationships with all hospital staff and peers. Maintains registration and licensure with the American Dietetic Association via in-services, seminars, etc.

Position Requirements: Tw o (2) years related supervisory experience, preferably hospital-related. Has completed an Internship in hospital or other institution offering dietetic internship approved by the American Dietetic Association. Experience in institution work desirable.

Minimum B.S. or B.A. degree from accredited college or university with a major in foods, nutrition, or institutional management. Advanced education/training in food service or Clinical management.

Special Qualifications:
Registered Dietitian and licensed in the State of Texas. Certified “Food Service Manager” desired but not mandatory. Possess knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served which include:

Age-specific nutritional needs

Physiological factors effect on ability to chew, swallow

Assess and interpret data needed to identify age-specific nutritional needs

Age-specific methods

Provide age-specific communication appropriately involving family/significant other

Title: Manager - Clinical Dietitian

Location: Texas-Webster-Clear Lake Regional Medical Center- Webster

Requisition ID: 01533-69026