Director, Clinical Nutrition Services
UW Hospital and Clinics - Madison, WI

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The Director of Clinical Nutrition Services is responsible for the direction and leadership of operational, financial, programmatic and personnel activities. This includes establishing, meeting and continuously monitoring the goals and objectives while maintaining alignment with the strategic goals and objectives for UW Hospital and Clinics. The Director works closely with a variety of stakeholders, coordinating the activities of Clinical Nutrition Services across the enterprise.Areas of responsibility include: a. Plan, organize, direct, administer and coordinate nutritional care to all inpatients and all outpatients, and community nutrition programs.b. Administer the provision of appropriate nutrient intake and nutrition therapy with oral, enteral and/or parenteral nutrition in a timely, effective, and efficient manner using appropriate processes and resources.c. Implement standards and processes so that nutrition care services meets patient¿s needs for special diets, accommodates altered diet schedules and facilitates personal preferences.d. Collaborate with medical staff, hospital administrators, other hospital departments and academic departments for the proper provision of Clinical Nutrition Services and post-graduate training programs.e. Develop and evaluate nutrition and food service programs in conjunction with the appropriate advisory boards and committees.The Director of Clinical Nutrition Servicees serves as the programmatic and operational leader for Clinical Nutrition Services and is responsible to the Vice President, Development, Nursing and Patient Care Services and works closely with UW Health employees and leaders.
1. M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics or Nutrition Education required.2. Ten years of progressive experience in a healthcare setting required.. 3. Prior management experience preferred.4. Clinical experience in a large hospital preferred.5. Experience in teaching and directing education programs preferred.6. Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration required.7. Broad knowledge of modern health care administration, principles and practices within a managed care environment and/or an academic medical center.8. In-depth knowledge of managerial accounting for health care organizations and of hospital and clinical operations. 9. Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision and administration as applied to the management and direction of personnel within areas of accountability.10. Knowledge of principles and techniques used in negotiation as applied to service contracts and equipment purchasing.11. Effective organizational, planning and project management abilities.12. Personal effectiveness and indicate a past history of success in achieving organizational effectiveness. 13. Ability to establish effective relationships with physicians and other key staff.14. Experience in financial and programmatic presentations. 15. Strong interpersonal skills to include the ability to negotiate, resolve conflicts and build teams. 16. Ability to function independently and have creativity and vision as well as the ability to deal with multiple, simultaneous projects. 17. Ability to assume responsibility and accountability for all personal actions and for the timely achievement of job responsibilities.18. Ability to recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and develop goals for professional growth and achievement. 19. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to courtesy, sincere and sensitive service of patients, families and staff, and will demonstrate this positive and caring attitude in all interactions. 20. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to quality and excellence.21. Effective leadership abilities: a. Ability to implement change in a positive, sensitive and forward- thinking manner. b. Planning and problem solving. c. Developing goals and objectives, and establishing priorities. d. Inspires confidence, appropriate risk taking and achievement of high standards. e. Self-starter with a willingness to try new ideas. f. Positive, can-do attitude coupled with a sense of urgency. g. Good judgment and ability to act decisively at the right time h. Ability to persuade others and develop consensus. i. Effective communication skills both in written and verbal presentation with a communication style that is open and fosters trust, credibility. and understanding. Director is a good listener and will follow through. j. Effective analytical ability in order to develop and analyze options, recommend solutions to and solve complex problems and issues. k. Effective managerial and administrative abilities as applied to the management of operational programs.22. Effective human relations abilities: a. Ability to effect collaborative alliances and promote teamwork b. Ability to insure a high level of customer satisfaction including employees, patients, families, visitors, faculty, referring physicians and external stakeholders. c. Ability to create win/win solutions and relationships. d. Ability to effectively deal with conflict management and the skill to anticipate and bring issues to resolutions. e. Demonstrated history of positive and collaborative relationships with physicians.23. Physical Requirements: Sedentary - Ability to lift up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one, which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.

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