Clinical Nutrition Manager

Job Requisition #: JR59844

End Date: 1/3/2022

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Food & Nutrition, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of “America's Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

We are currently seeking a Clinical Nutrition Manager to plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate all activities related to Clinical Nutrition Services.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the Clinical Nutrition Team at Christiana and Wilmington and responsible for attainment of best practice standards, quality of services, cost containment, fiscal responsibility, and accountability.
  • Identifies and prioritizes patients requiring nutrition intervention and education based upon nutrition screening protocols.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and abilities to interpret clinical data acquired from medical records for the intensive care unit assigned.
  • Establishes and maintains all policies, standards and programs for the provision of efficient nutrition.
  • Establishes key measures to assess and evaluate quality and safety of care and services provided.
  • Identifies, develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates key performance improvement initiatives.
  • Engages in and encourages staff to participate in research activities and submission to professional publications.
  • Integrates clinical nutrition principles into food service operations with regard to menu planning, product specifications, and enteral formulary.
  • Acts as a liaison between patient services, kitchen operations.
  • Evaluates senior and clinical dietitian work performance for annual performance evaluations.
  • Develops, implements, and documents in-service education for departmental and medical staff.
  • Oversees planning and coordination of the educational requirements of dietetic interns
  • Actively represents the Department of Food and Nutrition Services and the Clinical Nutrition Section on committees.
  • Prepares reports and annual appraisals as needed for presentation to departmental, medical and administrative staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills including: problem solving, delegation, decision making, training and promotion of employee morale and motivation. Serves as a positive role model.
  • Reviews and recommends applicants for hire, transfer, promotion, termination and other disciplinary actions.
  • Maintains compliance with State Department of Health and JC standards.

Education and experience requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Nutrition.
  • Five years critical care experience, Four years work experience as a clinical nutrition manager in an acute care facility, preferred.

Christianacare offers:

  • Collaborative and team focused environment
  • Management Incentive Plan (annual)
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 403(b)
  • Generous paid time off

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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