Manager Clinical Nutrition Service-Ambulatory

Position: Manager Clinical Nutrition Service-Ambulatory

Job ID: 402537

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Clinical Nutrition Admin

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: M-F 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for a Clinical Nutrition Manager. The clinical nutrition manager will contribute to high quality patient care by effectively leading a team of ambulatory dietitians serving multiple medical and surgical clinics.  This leader ensures excellent patient care and satisfaction through recruitment, professional development, staffing assessment, leader rounding, patient experience engagement, leadership collaboration, and continuous quality improvement efforts.   Supporting an ancillary service requires building leader relationships with multiple clinics and facilitating change to improve patient flow and satisfaction.  A successful manager ensures compliance to regulatory requirements and evaluates staff performance continually, providing effective feedback and building great relationships.  Working with the department director, financial acumen will be important to help support the department’s financial performance through planning and monitoring revenue and expenses. 

Think you’ve got what it takes?


- Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

- Bachelor’s degree required

- RD certification and LD license required

- CSP, CDCES, CSO, IBCLC, CNSC, CSR, CSSD, AP, or EDUHRUSE certification required

- 4 years experience in the nutrition field required



· Implement and manage evidence-based processes and clinical nutrition standards of care for both inpatient and outpatient areas of responsibility

· Manage the clinical staff to ensure adequate staffing, patient care coverage, and program/resource effectiveness

· Ensure job competence and positive/safe work environment of personnel by the coordination of staff development programs and new hire orientation/competency programs, mentoring of effective leadership skills of senior staff, and the implementation of work climate initiatives

· Ensure the delivery of quality, cost effective patient care within a family-centered environment by participating and/or leading at least one performance improvement activity a year which improves patient flow, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction or patient care in collaboration with MC or specific area

· Coordinate nutrition care operations by participating in interdepartmental activities, participating on hospital committees, and collaboration with Food Service as well as committee involvement in NCC

· Provide nutrition training for medical staff, professional groups and leads implementation of nutrition initiatives in area of responsibility

· Provide direct patient care for both children and adults as necessary in accordance with departmental guidelines

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