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Clinical Dietitian II

at Harris Health System

Posted: 8/14/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 146526
Keywords: nutrition

Job Description

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

JOB SUMMARY: The Clinical Dietitian ll works closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide patient care that is integrated and compatible with the patient focused medical goals and objectives. Primary responsibilities include application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) including the completion of the nutrition assessment, determination of the nutrition diagnosis, developing and implementing nutrition intervention(s) and monitoring and evaluating of the patients progress. The Clinical Dietitian ll is also required to actively participate in quality assurance projects and assumes a supervisory/lead role as needed

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Licensed Dietitian(LD) (State of Texas) and either Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)

Work Experience (Years and Area): 4 years hospital, hospital / community based clinic or extended care facility experience performing as a Clinical Dietitian. Master's degree may substitute for 1 year work experience, and a specialty certification recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may substitute for 1 year work experience.

Equipment Operated: Computer, weight scale, calculator

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports

Other Skills: Analytical; Mathematics; Medical Terms; Statistical; P.C.; MS Word; MS Excel

Work Schedule: Flexible

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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Support Services

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