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Clinical Dietitian

Houston Methodist
Baytown, TX 77520
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Work Shift: 8a\4:30p,

Work Week: M \ F. Rotate one Saturday per month, and usually takethe Friday before instead.


Job Summary

This position exists to ensure:

  1. Optimal medical nutrition therapy through
    1. Individualized screening and nutritional assessment
    2. Development and implementation of medical nutrition therapy care plans
    3. Nutrition education
    4. Monitoring through reassessment of response to nutrition care
      1. Development of transitional feeding plan if indicated
      2. Termination of nutrition intervention when clinically appropriate
  2. Positive impact on quality and cost outcomes by assuring optimal medical nutrition therapy to minimize potential complications related to alterations of nutrition status.

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED

Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Screening, assessment, reassessment and medical nutrition therapy (EF)
  2. Oversees nutrition screening
  3. Assesses nutritional status of patients identified at nutritional risk by evaluating: age, gender, diagnoses, past medical \u0026amp' surgical history, drug\nutrient interactions, food allergies, cultural/religious food preferences, etc.' individualized nutritional needs' anthropometric measurements' biochemical/microbiological indices' organ system function' physical assessment' diet history' medications' alterations of nutrient digestion, absorption or metabolism' socioeconomic status (EF)
  4. Develops and implements medical nutrition therapy care plan (EF)
  5. Ensures safe, cost\effective \u0026amp' appropriate medical nutrition therapy
  6. Recommends and/or implements appropriate nutrition care (EF)
  7. Assesses patient's and/or caregivers' learning needs (EF)
  8. Educates patient, caregiver, interdisciplinary team and / or intradepartmental team on nutrition information (EF)
  9. Assesses effectiveness of nutrition education
  10. Evaluates response to nutrition care for patients identified at nutritional risk €“ verifies written diet/nutrition support order prescribed by physician and evaluates clinical effectiveness and progress of nutrition care (EF)
  11. Facilitates communication of medical nutrition therapy care plan to assure continuity of care between patient care sites (EF)
  12. Suggests evaluation by adjunctive services as indicated (EF)
  13. Conducts training and mentorship when necessary
  14. Maintains annual professional portfolio for professional growth
  15. Completes self\evaluation for annual performance appraisal
  16. Completes quality monitors (EF)
  17. Completes activity / productivity \u0026amp' other reports on timely basis (EF)
  18. Identifies and documents evaluation of outcomes
  19. Demonstrates the components of the ICARE values statement.
  20. Demonstrates SERVICE PRIDE standards.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Baccalaureate degree in dietetics, food science, nutrition, institutional management or relevant field from an accredited university required

Master degree in dietetics, food science, nutrition, institutional management or relevant field preferred

Completion of dietetic internship accredited by the American Dietetic Association

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Preferred clinical nutrition experience

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

Current registered member of The American Dietetic Association

Current license by Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Full competency in computer applications
    • Microsoft Office applications
    • Hospital information system applications
  • Full competency / skills in verbal and written communication
  • Must comply with the City of Houston Food Ordinances

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Normal office conditions

Follow dress standards for Clinical Nutrition non\uniformed employees

Work overtime according to patient care and / or departmental needs

Potential exposure to biohazards, e.g. bloodborne pathogens, sharps, etc. in direct patient care.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor €“ priority referral Protected Veterans requested.



Company Profile

Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, located 35 miles east of Houston, is the area\u0027s only full\service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 257licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

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Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-19

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