Clinical Dietician - Southwest Houston Clinic

 
Position: Clinical Dietician - Southwest Houston Clinic

Job ID: 144489

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TCHPC - SOUTHWEST SHARED SERV

Talent Area: Dietician

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 9:30a - 7:30p

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Strategically located throughout the greater Houston area, Texas Children's Health Centers offer the same high-quality pediatric subspecialty care as our hospital – right in your neighborhood. Staffed by pediatric specialists from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, our teams are trained to care for the physical and emotional needs of children and adolescents. Working closely with a child's primary-care physician, our specialists diagnose health conditions and develop patient-specific treatment plans.   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:

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) course for health care providers. Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Knowledge of nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and pediatrics

 

Preferred:

  • One (1) year clinical experience in pediatrics
  • Membership in the American Dietetic Association


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