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Clinical Nutrition Manager, MGH Cancer Center

Company: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

MGH Nutrition and Food Services is seeking a full-time Clinical Nutrition Manager for the MGH Cancer Center. Ideal candidates should possess CNM experience in an outpatient setting and over five years of clinical practice. A Master's Degree and advanced certifications such as CSO or CNSC are preferred.


  • Manages unit in absence of assistant director.
  • Interviews, hires, perform- counseling to termination- for RDs and staff.
  • Authorizes master schedule to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Mentors new staff during first year.
  • Acts as a clinical resource to staff on matters related to patient care.
  • Manages orientation of new staff, including competency-based training, as necessary.
  • Manages RD and staff time and payroll activities in UKG.
  • Reviews and evaluates clinical documentation, productivity, and job performance.
  • Writes and gives performance appraisals for RDs and staff.
  • Reviews staff professional development portfolios and guides staff on their preparation.
  • Analyzes and plans budgets, adjusts unit activities to meet unit goals.
  • Continually monitors Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies' requirements and implements changes at the unit level.
  • Collaborates with the assistant director in managing benchmarking activities including productivity.
  • Plans continuing staff education and directs staff on preparing and implementing competency-based training.
  • Actively participates on hospital-wide committees related to clinical nutrition.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of how process improvement is utilized to achieve bottom line goals.
  • Leads others to reach financial targets.
  • Guides staff and participates in research activities which advances the body of knowledge in their specialty areas.
  • Plans for development, evaluation, and update of department protocols for nutrition care.
  • Functions as a liaison to patient food service to integrate food service in the delivery of patient care.
  • Makes decisions related to foods patients may receive based on diet modification.
  • Reviews dietetic intern clinical rotations and recommends changes and updates to optimize learning experiences and manage resources efficiently.
  • Take a leadership role in the development of the disaster plan and executes as necessary.
  • Initiates, evaluates, and updates department protocols for nutrition care.
    • Identifies standards for making recommendations about tube feedings, infant formulas, and supplements considering evidence of efficacy and financial implications.
    • Assumes a leadership role in unit, departmental, and hospital wide initiatives designed to support the department and hospital mission and goals.
    • Sought as the expert within their specialty areas for medical nutrition interventions and resolution of issues within the MGH medical/allied health community.
    • Precepts MD's, RNs, RDs, and international students requesting nutrition education and clinical experience.
    • Evaluates the competency of clinical dietitians, clinical nutrition specialists, and senior clinical dietitians and provide feedback for their performance reviews. CLINICIAN RESPONSIBILITIES
      • Demonstrated clinical experience/competency in specialty area through one year experience in the specialty area, certification, and/or CEUs.
      • Demonstrated competency in evaluating/planning nutrition care for common and rarely seen disorders.
      • Acts as a consultant to colleagues and peers in their area of specialty to optimize patient care.
      • Informs and educates staff of current developments in their specialty area.
      • Communicates with and obtains information from the patient, family members, and significant others and uses this information to ensure patient-focused care and patient involvement in decision-making, following HIPPA guidelines.
      • Obtains comprehensive data on individual patient's personal, medical/health histories including anthropometric, lab results, medications, demographics, and activity/exercise.
      • Obtains nutrition history.
      • Determines nutrient and energy requirements.
      • Participates in research activities which advances the body of knowledge in their specialty areas.
      • Identifies and reviews possible food/medication/herb interactions.
      • Works closely with food service personnel to promote delivery of care.
      • Analyzes and interprets nutrition and health assessment data, identifies nutrition-related problems and sets priorities for nutrition intervention.
      • Formulates nutrition care plans. Establishes follow-up plans and continues providing nutrition care to obtain appropriate clinical outcomes.
      • Educate patient, family members, and significant others about diet modifications for home and individualizes plan to meet specific needs, food preferences, and usual eating pattern.
      • Communicates with health professionals in the community as needed.
      • Documents initial and follow-up nutrition health assessments in the medical record according to department standards-EPIC and/or CBORD.
      • Integrates nutrition recommendations with other aspects of patient care by participating in interdisciplinary discussions focused on patients.
      • Educates other health care professionals about the positive impact of appropriate nutritional care.
      • Demonstrates competencies required by specific area of work.
      • Promotes nutrition care services to other health care providers and practices through individual communication.
      • Participates in Department and Hospital activities.
      • Precepts and instructs dietetic interns during their rotations and participates in their performance evaluation.
      • Actively engages in process improvement to advance the delivery of nutrition care with limited resources.
      • Develops professional portfolio consistent with area of practice and seeks continuing education activities to maintain competence.
      • Accountable for meeting budgeted visit volume and revenue projections in assigned area through marketing of nutrition services and community outreach; meets established productivity goals.
      • Demonstrates ability to change patient's nutrition behavior for positive health outcomes.
      • Ability to effectively communicate to patient CMS guidelines as related to medical nutrition therapy coverage.
      • Organizes the work for the day and prioritizes/ reorganizes throughout the day as needed. May be required to work in different MGB locations.
      • Appropriately orders tube feedings, infant formulas, and supplements.
      • May order Total Parenteral Nutrition.
      • May clarify orders in the Provider Order Entry system. Qualifications

        LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable):

        Registered Dietitian - Commission on Dietetic Registration - required.

        Licensed Dietitian - Commonwealth of MA - required.

        Advanced Certification- preferred


        MS in Nutrition, Dietetics, or related subject preferred.

        • 5 years
        • 2 proven areas of expertise- management, clinical specialty, patient care population.
        • Increasing responsible positions demonstrating leadership and management ability.
        • Breadth of experience and knowledge to be able to mentor RDs in many specialties. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

          --- Supervises clinical dietitians, clinical nutrition specialists, senior clinical nutritionists.

          --- Responsible for clinical staff and clerical staff

          • Meets budgeted volume, productivity, and benchmarking criteria.
          • Demonstrates efficient use of expendable resources.
          • Manages budget to meet predefined goals. WORKING CONDITIONS:
            • Outpatient office setting
            • May be required to work in different locations.

              EEO Statement

              Massachusetts General Hospital is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Keywords: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH), Boston , Clinical Nutrition Manager, MGH Cancer Center, Healthcare , Boston, Massachusetts

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