Clinical Dietitian II - Population Health Food Farmacy
At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer 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.
This position will provide coverage at multiple Food Farmacy sites within Harris Health System. The primary population served is patients with diabetes who screen positive for food insecurity and are enrolled in a food prescription program. Daily responsibilities include conducting 1-on-1 assessments, both in-person and virtual, and conducting engaging activities, such as food demos and interactive games, to help patients understand the relationship between food and diabetes management. The Food Farmacy Dietitian will also assist with developing education resources and training staff on food safety and principles of healthy eating.
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: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
Equipment Operated: Culinary equipment related to food demonstration; calculator; weight scale