Clinical Nutrition Manager Salary
Job Description for Clinical Nutrition Manager
A clinical nutrition manager generally works in a healthcare center or long-term care facility, carrying out nutrition therapy on patients to help improve or maintain their health. Often, this job involves evaluating patients to investigate the patient’s health status and history based on input from medical providers, medical records, the patient’s preferences and information from family members. All of the clinical nutrition manager's work should be conducted in adherence with applicable privacy policies and regulations.Read More...
The clinical nutrition manager determines what sort of nutrition is needed for the patient depending on their needs and limitations; as time progresses, the manager must assess if the diet is working and how it could be modified. Additionally, they often create general meal plans that can be applied to a wide variety of patients. This position may involve working with the cooks in the facility and making sure that food is prepared properly and handled in a sanitary manner that minimizes health risks.
Clinical nutrition manager positions generally require at least a bachelor's degree in a field related to nutrition or dietetics. Previous experience in a related role may be required or preferred as well. Additionally, it is important to have a strong knowledge of nutrition.
Clinical Nutrition Manager Tasks
- Coordinating the nutritional care of inpatients and outpatients.
- Supervise clinical staff and give technical direction, delegate staff responsibilities.
- Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in nutrition program development.
- Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
- Ensure nutritional care in compliance with safety, sanitation and quality standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Clinical Nutrition Manager
Morrison Healthcare pays the most with a median salary of $63K, though there is little variation overall ($56K to $78K).
Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $50K to just $74K — but Sodexo, Inc. offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $55K.
Pay by Experience Level for Clinical Nutrition Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Clinical Nutrition Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $55K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $65K. Clinical Nutrition Managers see a median salary of $72K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Clinical Nutrition Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $73K.