Registered Dietician / Bariatric Clinical Program Coordinator

 
Position: Registered Dietician / Bariatric Clinical Program Coordinator

Job ID: 141987

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Pediatric Surgery Clinic

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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 seeking a Registered Dietician who can also serve as a Clinical Program Coordinator – Someone who works well in a fast-paced primary care setting. In this position you’ll coordinate all activities related to the clinical program located in our Bariatric clinic. This includes but is not limited to: coordination of all activities related to evaluation and consultation, coordination of Physicians / OR teams for surgical interventions, family communication and education, coordination of multidisciplinary team to assess and care for the patient, care of the inpatients, discharge planning, outpatient follow-up as well as pertinent data management for the program / clinic for research, outcomes and/or reporting purposes.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Provides education to patients, families, communities and other hospital/medical staff concerning all aspects of bariatric nutrition and concerns as demonstrated by in-service records and the patient teaching record
  • Coordinates all activity for identification, evaluation, and presentation of potential patients according to Departmental policy as observed by Clinic Chief or attending physician.
  • Accurately maintains scheduling of outpatient appointments, including consultant evaluations, necessary testing, and visits in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensures that physician orders are carried out appropriately and that results of all diagnostic tests are collected and reported to physician in a timely manner
  • Acts as a patient advocate in maintaining communication and promoting continuity of care between clinical program and referring and community physicians
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with patient, patient support system, peers, physicians and other hospital departments
  • Provides appropriate educational material for families and staff as observed by clinic chief and/or designee
  • Promotes education about the program to physician groups as well as in the community as observed by clinic chief or designer
  • Assures that all patient care and testing are coordinated with consultants and primary care physicians
  • Assist with obtaining necessary determination of benefits prior to beginning the evaluation process and final approval prior to any surgical procedure

 

 



Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an educational program for registered dieticians
  • Three (3) years in Pediatrics experience as a dietician, with an emphasis in bariatric programs a plus.
  • One of the following licenses is required:
  • Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association, licensed Dietitian in Texas (RD and LD)


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