Lead Clinical Pediatric Dietitian
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Posted in Call Centre and Customer Service


Job Info


The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics department of Food & Nutrition is seeking a Lead Clinical Pediatric Dietitian. This position is responsible for supporting the Assistant Director in supervision, hiring, training, compliances, and serves as a point of reference for Clinical Dietitian I/II. Demonstrates a high level of leadership and accountability for standards of practice. Displays an advanced level of nutritional competency rooted in evidence-based principles. The lead clinical dietitian collaborates with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to ensure optimal patient care. Provides clinical care necessary to meet patient care requirements.

Other duties include:

  • Serve as primary liaison between clinical dietitian staff and Assistant Director
  • Provide leadership, coordination, direction, and administration to employees as needed; provides continuous feedback on performance and applies appropriate development tools to promote individual growth
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution
  • Manage and organize staff education
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public
  • Assist in recruitment, hiring and onboarding of new RDs
  • Lead training for new hires and ongoing competencies for current RDs
  • Identify areas of improvement in Clinical Nutrition Services and implement solutions to maintain efficient operations
  • Monitor and manage unit budget to meet goals
  • Ensure staff competency in evidence-based practice and delivery of excellent patient care
  • Collaborate with Master of Clinical Nutrition Director for preceptor training
  • Responsible for staff compliance of all policies and procedures applicable to healthcare agencies to include The Joint Commission
  • Partner with Assistant Director to complete annual performance reviews for clinical nutrition staff
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives. ®

Percent of Time: 100%

Pay Grade: 5A https://hr.uiowa.edu/pay/pay-plans/professional-and-scientific-pay-structure

Benefits Highlights:
  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans
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Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Dietetics related field or combination of experience and education required
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical nutrition experience required
  • Demonstrated competency of patient care in pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations across a wide range of medical conditions in the inpatient and outpatient setting required
  • Experience working in an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) required
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must demonstrate experience working effectively in a diverse environment
  • Registration by the Commission on Dietetic Registration is required
  • Licensure by the State of Iowa is required
Certifications
  • Management or leadership experience
  • Experience with Epic
  • Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Application Process

In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Additional questions, please reach out to Ellen Hergert at ellen-hergert@uiowa.edu

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: Clin Care/Spec Svcs Supv
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
Compensation
  • Pay Level: 5A
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Ellen Hergert
  • Contact Email: ellen-hergert@uiowa.edu



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