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Market Director Clinical Nutrition Services -Sac-North State

Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, California

The posted compensation range of $59.53 - $86.32 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-367325 Employment Type Full Time Department Nutrition Services Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm) Remote No Category Dietary

Nestled in the heart of East Sacramento Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital is a 313 bed acute care facility that provides a wide range of services with special advocacy for the poor and underserved. Mercy General is home to the nationally ranked Alex G. Spanos Heart & Vascular Institute. Key achievements and recognitions include: from the Joint Commission; Advanced Joint Replacement Spine Center of Excellence Primary Stroke Center Ventricular Assist Device and Chest Pain Certification. Other accolades include CMS 5 stars Practice Green Health 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Level 4 Epilepsy Center and Opioid Stewardship Honor Roll. Mercy General Hospital is proud to foster inclusion and diversity as part of our mission vision and values.


Directs the functions of clinical nutrition services, which is required to provide high quality nutritional care to patients and clients. Director also directs the daily RD function for training and performance improvement programs for the clinical employees within a CSH (CommonSpirit Health) region.

Has the authority to interview, hire, orient, terminate, promote, train and conduct performance evaluations. 

  1. Directs the clinical nutrition program within a region.
  2. Assigns day-to-day work activities; directs the functional and technical job performance of team members within the region.  
  3. Allocate and direct staffing needs to meet patient, unit, and department needs, and collaborate with others to ensure overall clinical nutrition staffing needs are met at each hospital. 
  4. Advocate to expand and promote the role of Clinical Nutrition throughout each facility.           
  5. Manage performance including: setting goals, clarifying job expectations, monitoring performance progress, providing feedback, recognizing, developing skills and addressing performance issues related to work and our Commitments using corrective action.       
  6. Establishes goals and oversees implementation of clinical nutrition care based upon the facility's medical direction and patient population at CSH (CommonSpirit Health).  
  7. Assesses, develops and revises a nutritional care plan of neonates/ infants, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients through documentation in the medical record.
  8. Evaluates and coordinates hospital nutrition formulary for CSH (CommonSpirit Health). Plans regular and modified menus based on the current diet manual for CSH (CommonSpirit Health).  
  9. Oversees systems and processes to ensure the strategic and operational objectives of the hospital and the department requirements are met.  Complies with regulatory agencies, including federal, state, JCAHO and CMS as evidenced by successful completion of surveys with no deficiencies.



  • Three (3) years acute hospital or similar experience working with patients including complex levels of care to specialized populations
  • Bachelor's Degree (prior to 2024 graduates) with completion of accredited dietetics program (ACEND - Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition Dietetics). Master’s Degree required for 2024 (and beyond) graduates
  • Valid registration as a Registered Dietitian with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Current certification as a ServSafe© Food Protection Manager and ServSafe© Allergen certification. Certification must be obtained within 60 days of hire; unless otherwise required by state or local health code


  • Prior management experience preferred (such as clinical nutrition management, foodservice management, etc.)

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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