Nutritionist III

Recruitment #052419-MDFA03-351400

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this position functions as the Clinical Nutrition Manager for the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) Long Term Care (LTC) Sections of the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill (DHCI) and Governor Bacon. The incumbent will supervise contract dietitians and cook supervisors at DHCI and contract dieticians at Governor Bacon. Responsibilities include: acting as fill-in for any clinical nutrition needs at either facility; approving the facility menus; and managing adaptive eating equipment. The incumbent serves as the system administrator for any dietary based software and as the department expert for the division wide Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Consults with physicians and health care personnel to assess and determine nutritional needs, menus and diet restrictions of individuals.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates nutritional care plans for regular and modified diets based on assessments of nutritional needs, diet restrictions, and other current health plans.
  • Provides nutritional and/or dietary assessment to educate individuals and their care providers.
  • Oversees the quality and quantity of food served to ensure that meals conform to prescribed diets and meet established requirements for nutrient content.
  • Provides technical assistance, guidance and direction to food service personnel, health care professionals, agencies, community organizations and the public regarding current nutritional issues, problems affecting an individual's food habits, prescribed diets, and/or food service, presentation and preparation.
  • Coordinates nutritional services with other health programs.
  • Plans, organizes and conducts training for food service personnel and health care professionals.
  • Prepares and maintains accurate records and reports.
  • May oversee the work of support staff.

Job Requirements

Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Registered as a Dietitian/Nutritionist from the American Dietetic Association.
  2. Three years experience in providing nutritional counseling to clients.
  3. Three years experience in evaluating client nutritional data.
  4. Three years experience in data collection which includes collecting, compiling and maintaining data from multiple sources such as files, records, databases, customers, staff or others.
  5. Three years experience analyzing and evaluating data.
  6. Six months experience in interpreting health care nutrition laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.

Additional Posting Information

This posting may be closed on or before 11/25/19 upon filling the vacant position.

Conditions of Hire

Upon a conditional offer, the applicant must undergo a pre-employment base line two step tuberculin skin test (TST) as part of the hiring process.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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