As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally and medically - vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our Nutrition Services department has an outstanding opportunity for a Full time - 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day Shift, Clinical Nutrition Manager.
Responsibilities: Oversees, develops, and evaluates the effectiveness of the clinical nutrition services provided for both intensive care and acute care patients. Oversee the design, implementation and publications of nutrition research.
Manages and coordinates the educational experience for the students in the graduate Masters of Science nutrition/dietetic program at the University of Washington.
Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, systems and methods of operations, quality improvement and standards for clinical nutritional care.
Interviews, selects, hire and develop training programs for new dietitians, Schedules, conducts annual performance evaluations, evaluates competency of assigned staff and implements corrective actions up to and including termination as needed for these dietitians who practice outside the department on the medical and surgical interdisciplinary physician-lead teams. Leads the monthly departmental meeting.
Participate in the development and monitoring of the Clinical Nutrition Services budget. This budget oversight is in excess of 1 million dollars in operating expenses and labor.
Oversees inpatient clinical nutrition research endeavors including identifying areas to focus research, design of protocols, obtaining IRB Human Subjects approval for research consistent with UW Medicine pillar goals and policies and procedures, and implementation and monitoring of studies.
Independently develops, implements, assures adherence to and updates of all standards of care for clinical nutrition care, policies and procedures to assure practice of evidence-based medicine, operational efficiencies and assure compliance with The Joint Commission, Department of Health and other regulatory agencies.
Develops, implements, monitors and acts upon all quality assurance and organizational improvement activities related to clinical nutrition. Publishes and keeps current department Access to Excellence Dashboard located on the Intranet.
Maximizes quality care and patient safety by directing clinical nutrition care through the continuum of care with liaisons and collaboration with the Medical Director and Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, Speech-Language Therapies, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, and other allied departments.
Collaborate with retail and ambulatory care management to maximize nutrition-related department wellness initiatives including publication on the intranet and employee-focused endeavors.
Coordinate clinical dietetics by establishing expectation for clinical nutrition care with medical center medical directors.
Maintain current knowledge in clinical practices, CQI, new technology and other issues that pertain to clinical nutrition management.
Designs, and maintain a current and complete Nutrition Care Manual consistent with departmental policies and procedures.
Represent the department by advising on nutrition care issues as a member of the Patient Care Services Management Meeting, Nursing Quality Assurance Committee, Pressure Ulcer Monitoring Committee, Critical Advisory Committee and Student Process Improvement Committee.
Is a member of the Medical Staff Nutrition Committee coordinating patient clinical nutrition and foodservices with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to optimize patient outcome.
Provide leadership at local, state and national levels to establish clinical nutrition standards of care for patients including participation in professional organization, lecturing and publishing. Consult with other allied health care professionals outside of UW Medicine to advise on nutrition-related complex patient care issues.
Competencies: Demonstrates leadership skills and abilities consistent with Continuous Quality Improvement philosophy.
Demonstrates fiscal accountability Nutrition and Foodservices budget. Provides direction in all aspects of Clinical Nutrition Services consistent with UWMC and departmental vision, mission, and values.
Possesses education, knowledge, and experience to effectively directs, evaluate, and assure appropriate and effective clinical nutrition services to acute care and ambulatory care patients.
Demonstrates professional and effective verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates effective and appropriate critical thinking skills and decision making abilities consistent with HMC mission and values.
Established effective working relationship with other departments and effectively participates in establishing quality interdisciplinary patient care practices, policies, and procedures.
Demonstrates knowledge and application of current billing and nutrition services reimbursement. Demonstrates age-specific competencies for nutrition services patients serve.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.