Clinical Dietician - CSSD

 
Position: Clinical Dietician - CSSD

Job ID: 144453

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Renal,Rheum,Adol-SM,Gyn Clinic

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 Dietician – someone who works well in a fast-paced 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 and life stages of patients served (0- adult, including pregnant and nursing mothers).

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Develops, implements and evaluates patient nutritional care plans
  • Provides age appropriate education to support the nutritional plan of care
  • Collaborates with other professionals to integrate and communicate nutrition principles that enhance patient outcomes
  • 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
  • Provides age-appropriate assessment of all patients identified at nutrition risk per established timeframe/guidelines
  • Follows protocols of care and follows up per guidelines
  • Adapts nutrition plan to specific economic, social, cultural, and age-appropriate needs of patients to enhance compliance to therapy
  • Demonstrates positive and effective interpersonal skills when dealing with patients/families, visitors, peers, and other health care team members
  • Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for patients and collaborating with other health care team members. Assists care team members in discussing special needs of members and non-compliance issue with care plans for patients.


Qualifications:

 

Preferred:

  • CSSD - Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics
  • 3 or more years experience in Eating disorders Experience in Pediatrics / Adolescents
  • Membership in the American Dietetic Association
 
 

 



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