Clinical Dietitian PRN
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Location: Houston, TX
Category: Food Service

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F


Job Summary


This position exists to ensure:


1) Optimal medical nutrition therapy through
    a) Individualized screening and nutritional assessment
    b) Development and implementation of medical nutrition therapy care plans
    c) Nutrition education
    d) Monitoring through reassessment of response to nutrition care
        i) Development of transitional feeding plan if indicated
        ii) 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.
 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

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

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

Registered Dietitian eligible with Verification Statement or entry level to 3+ years of clinical nutrition experience


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

Completes at least 6 ADA continuing education hours per year

Entry Level to 3+ years:

Registered dietitian certified by Commission on Dietetic Registration the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association

Must be able to obtain a current license by Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians within 30 days of employment
 

Registered Dietitian eligible with Verification Statement:

Must be able to provide a copy of a signed verification statement from an accredited dietetics internship program

Must successfully pass the Registered Dietitian examination certified by Commission on Dietetic Registration the credentialing agency for the American Dietetic Association within 90 days of employment

Must be able to obtain a provisional dietitian license by Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians within 30 days of employment
 

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Knowledge of computer, printer and calculator

Ability to interact and communicate with personnel at all organizational levels

Full competency in computer applications

  • Microsoft Office applications
  • Hospital information system applications
  • Minimum typing skills of 50 WP
  • Full competency / skills in verbal and written communication
  • Competency in technical writing and business writing
  • Follow standards of appearance for Clinical Nutrition Services non-uniformed employee
  • Must comply with the City of Houston Food Ordinances

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

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

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