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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 4243 - Dietitian Supervisor

Job Description

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt    
GRADE:    312        

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty planning and supervising the Clinical Nutrition activities of the Care Center; performs related work as required.

This is a supervisory position involving independent initiative and judgment in the administration of all phases of clinical nutrition services within the Care Center.  An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising the work of subordinate personnel.  Professional skills are applied in the areas of nutrition, menu planning, resident and staff education, as well as management of Clinical Nutrition Services.  General supervision is received from the Director of Support Services.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
•    Hires, develops, and motivates a qualified clinical nutrition staff, as well as, Diet Office personnel
•    Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
•    Coordinates all phases of nutritional care and supervises the clinical nutrition staff providing nutrition services to long-term care residents and sub-acute rehabilitative patients
•    Assists in development and maintenance of electronic nutrition assessment forms
•    Updates and ensures compliance with House Nutrition Formulary
•    Consults with physicians and other health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patients
•    Coordinates and manages nutrition assessment, care planning, monitoring, education and counseling of residents
•    Engages with the Center’s residents, family members, co-workers and staff addressing concerns and ensuring the dietary needs are being meet
•    Provides staff education on diets and diet therapy
•    Samples meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and compares deliverables against established qualitative standards
•    Works with representatives of our menu management software, and primary food distributor in planning and validating cycle menus and modified diets
•    Prepares the peer review segment of our quarterly QI report pertaining to accurate and timely documentation and delivery of clinical nutrition services
•    Develops, implements, and maintains department Nutrition policies and procedures
•    Ensures compliance with all state and federal guidelines for clinical nutrition services in long-term care facilities
•    Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

•    Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned
•    Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications
•    Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
•    Nutrition and Dietetics
•    State and Federal guidelines for long-term care facilities
•    OBRA guidelines
•    MDS 3.0
•    Microsoft Office 2010
•    Sure Quest 3-Squares menu management software
•    CareVoyant integrated healthcare software
•    Principles and practices of large-scale food menu planning, food preparation and service
•    Work conditions in a long-term skilled nursing facility with rehabilitation programs

Skill in:
•    Directing the operation of a computerized Diet Office
•    Planning, managing, assigning and supervising the work of others
•    Training of staff
•    Use of computerized nutrition assessments and menu systems

Ability to:
•    Operate a personal computer
•    Prioritize tasks
•    Define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and recommend solutions
•    Analyze client needs and develop nutritional care plans.
•    Manage meal planning and food service systems programs.
•    Develop nutrition program policies and procedures.
•    Assign and coordinate work activities and monitor the performance of subordinates.
•    Handle and resolve customer conflicts in a professional, tactful manner
•    Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, staff, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Supervises subordinate staff

This position requires: a degree in nutrition; registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a Registered Dietitian; Illinois licensure as a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist; five years of experience as a Clinical Dietitian in a moderately large institutional setting including three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit and talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Employee is frequently exposed to cleaning solutions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Individual must be a Registered Dietitian licensed to practice in Illinois