Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
General Description of the Job Class
Directs the provision of medical nutrition therapy and the nutrition care process by supervising the activities of clinical dietitians and diet technician staff.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Manages, disciplines, and evaluates the performance of assigned department personnel based on job requirements and core competencies assigned to the job.
Interacts with hospital administration, medical, nursing, and allied health professionals, and foodservice staff to promote interdisciplinary communication and cooperation and to ensure patient's nutritional needs are met.
Schedules clinical nutrition staff according to patient needs and budget allocation.
Develops, initiates, and monitors quality initiatives and patient safety practices in accordance with the Joint Commission and other accrediting organizations.
Recruits, interviews, hires, and facilitates training of new employees to meet department staffing needs.
Provides/facilitates continuing education and training opportunities for staff.
Mentors department staff in presenting and/or publishing articles, abstracts, or results of research studies in professional journals or at professional meetings. Assists in the supervision and oversight of the Pediatric Formula Room.
Performs clinical responsibilities according to all department policies.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Masters Degree required.
Four years of experience in clinical nutrition.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (American Dietetic Association) and Licensed by the N.C. Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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