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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Nutrition Coordinator.
The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator supports the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in its focus on diet and lifestyle in the improvement of heart disease. As part of a multidisciplinary care team, the individual will help to develop and lead the nutritional services available through the Center and will provide consultation and education to patients who are managing or at risk of heart disease and related cardiac conditions. The Clinical Nutrition Coordinator will work with minimal supervision reporting to the Clinical Directors in an outpatient setting. The individual will develop, document, track, coordinate, and evaluate outpatient diet plans to optimize outcomes and will coordinate treatment plans and outcomes closely with physicians. The position must foster and work in collaboration with internal and external providers, other NYULMC staff, and payers to ensure the achievement of high quality outcomes. The individual will enhance the research capabilities of the Center by advising on diet and nutrition aspects in the design, implementation, and evaluation of clinical trials and special projects. The individual will help create useful educational materials that include the Centers views on diet and which can be used for all patients seen through the Center as well as at outreach events in the community. This will serve to educate patients in the community and help advertise the services that the Center has available. This position also provides clinical nutrition leadership that is consistent with the philosophy and goals of the institution and the Center.
Guides and supports the development of a coordinated and integrated nutrition program with Center directors, physicians, and administrators.
Plans, evaluates, and provides individual patient consultations and group education for preventive cardiology program.
Obtains nutrition or diet histories from individual patient and/or patient's families to determine food consumption patterns, nutrition knowledge, and dietary compliance, as appropriate.
Assesses patient's nutritional status/risk effectively and plans appropriate counseling accordingly.
Reviews medical records for factors that may affect nutrient intake and requirements, or nutritional status, as available.
Determines the most appropriate, efficient and effective method of counseling, including individual or group face-to-face interactions, by phone, or electronic communication.
Documents consultations/education and provides follow up data to referring physicians. The dietician is expected to be a part of a team-based care approach and should have good communication with referring physicians.
Engages patients/families in taking a proactive role for managing their health and nutrition needs.
Works with patients to utilize novel technologies in diet adherence and risk management when appropriate.
Maintains communication and documentation requirements as outlined by respective health plan, initiative, program and/or department protocols.
Accesses health plan programs/other services on behalf of patients, as appropriate.
Develops evaluation and quality assurance measures for the nutrition program and nutrition-related educational materials for distribution.
Advises on and directs diet and nutrition components of clinical research.
Attends and participates in community lectures as well as support groups.
Participates and provides education programs for marketing, community benefit, and NYU staff education programs.
Acts as a professional role model to all levels of staff by considering the needs and behaviors of specific patients in a culturally competent manner and incorporating expertise, critical thinking and related experience in care of patients and families.
Demonstrates the ability to recognize, establish, and deal with priorities promptly.
Manages and requests appropriate educational resources as required.
Assists in tracking for database outcomes and patient flow.
Implements performance improvement strategies as identified through review of program outcomes
Provides assistance and contributes new ideas to the department.
Takes a leadership role by setting a good example for others and provides guidance.
Volunteers for special projects.
Assists with interviewing candidates for department positions, as requested.
Initiates/maintains professional development plan including goals for self-improvement and to sustain clinical and NYULMC competencies.
Attends and participate in program/initiative teleconferences, program enhancement trainings and meetings, as required.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Education: Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Sciences or a related major Licensure/Certification: Current Registered Dietitian (RD) Licensure and Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist (CDN). Experience: Five years clinical experience in an ambulatory setting working with adults with complex and chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Competencies: Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal communication, customer service, negotiation, conflict management, creative problem solving, clinical leadership, change management, work process organization and time management. Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction. Must be able to work in a fast-paced office and handle multiple tasks, work with interruptions, and deal effectively and appropriately with confidential information. Able to apply critical thinking and clinical expertise toward achievement of specific outcomes. Previously established ability to foster strong collaboration with co-workers, peers, physicians and department support staff. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and demonstrated proficiency in managing an electronic medical record such as Epic..
Required Licenses: Dietetics-Nutrition-NYS
Preferred Qualifications: Master of Science in Nutrition. Knowledge and experience specifically in improvement of cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemias, and obesity.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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