Clinical Dietician - RDE

 
Position: Clinical Dietician - RDE

Job ID: 144442

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: NUTRITION/DM

Talent Area: Dietician

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 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, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. 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.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Clinical Dietitian (RDE) - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll assess nutritional needs of patients, develop and implement nutritional care plans, and communicate information to those in need in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (0-18 years).

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Identifies patients in need of nutrition intervention through rounds, clinic schedule daily/team census reports as evidenced by minimal nutrition issues not addresses
  • Provides age-appropriate assessment of all patients identified at nutrition risk per established timeframe/guidelines as measured by 95% compliance on medical record audit or through outpatient clinic processes as evidenced by minimal complaints from clinic staff/physicians
  • Calculates appropriate nutrition regimes to meet specific patient needs for children and adults, both inpatient and outpatient, (therapeutic diets, enteral or infant formula rates/modifications, TPN and other calorie sources)
  • Adapts nutrition plan to specific economic, social, cultural, and age-appropriate needs of patients to enhance compliance to therapy
  • Assesses and re-assesses response to therapy and adjusts plan accordingly as evidenced by 95% compliance on medical record audit
  • Provides individualized age-appropriate nutrition information to patients and/or family in both a written and verbal format, assures comprehension and re-educates as needed as evidenced by phone reports, chart notes and other documentation
  • Develops and reviews nutrition education materials for patients and/or families in coordination with patient education and other nutrition/medical services to meet needs of patients as evidenced by proactive identification of needs and project completion
  • Follows protocols of care and follows up per guidelines
  • Participates in discharge planning or patient care/case conferences on all assigned units/areas as evidenced by team evaluation, monthly reports and chart audits
  • Interacts with patient care team via verbal and written modes, follow-up on recommendations and care plans with team to ensure implementation or modification as evidenced by chart audit Keeps informed of new developments, products, formulas and clinical practice related to pediatric nutrition or assigned area (i.e. Dialysis) as evidenced by a minimum of 6 hours/year CEU's in appropriate topics
  • Participates in research project in collaboration with service or department as evidenced by monthly report and observation
  • Develops and implements yearly objectives to enhance service and department, adjusting as needed as evidenced by quarterly meetings and project completion
  • Interacts at staff meetings, accepts projects/assignments as needed, volunteering for a minimum of 3 assignments/projects per year


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field
  • Completion of ADA approved clinical program 
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  •  One year clinical experience


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