Clinical Dietitian II - Aldine Health Center
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 two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
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 hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
The Clinical Dietitian II provides high-level nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy to patients, working closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to maximize patients' nutritional status and improve clinical outcomes. Primary responsibilities include managing the daily schedule to maximize patient care, and providing evidenced-based and patient-centered nutrition care to patients. Other responsibilities include performing projects, presentations, and in-services both within the department and to members of the multidisciplinary team. In addition, training dietitian staff and dietetic interns, and serving as a resource to other dietitian staff.
Degrees: Bachelors of Dietetics, Food Science or Nutrition required; Masters of Dietetics, Nutrition, or Public Health preferred.
Licenses & Certification:
Registered Dietitian prior to hire
Licensed Dietitian (LD) State of Texas within 60 days of hire
Eligible certifications: Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition (RDN-AP), Board Certification as a Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR); Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM); Board Certification in Oncology Nutrition (CSO); Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP); Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC); Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) preferred.
Work Experience: Two years experience in Dietetics/Nutrition;
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact/Public Speaking);
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Language Skills: Spanish preferred
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, PC
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical
Work Schedule: Standard Monday through Friday health center hours; current work schedule is hybrid, 3 days in-person, 2 days telecommute
Equipment Operated: Culinary equipment related to food demonstration; calculator; weight scale