Clinical Dietitian II - Riverside Dialysis 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 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 SUMMARY: The Clinical Dietitian II – Outpatient Dialysis position provides services and education to dialysis patients to support and maximize the patient’s nutritional wellbeing, working closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to improve patients’ clinical outcomes. Primary responsibilities include managing the daily schedule to maximize patient care, and providing evidenced-based and patient-centered nutrition care to patients. Additional responsibilities include working within departmental and multidisciplinary teams to achieve departmental, facility, or system-wide goals, assisting the clinical nutrition manager with program development activities, and training the next generation of dietetics professionals.
*Position will cover hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis clinics and be located at Riverside Dialysis Center.
Work experience: Three years or more of clinical dietitian experience or demonstrated ability to work at a high level in a health care setting.
Experience in dialysis preferred, but not required.
Master’s degree may substitute for one year work experience. Doctorate degree may substitute for two years of work experience.
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.