Job Description

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 Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) provides clinical nutrition services to patients within his/her individual scope of practice and demonstrated competence, under the supervision of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) in accordance with the policies and procedures for Clinical Nutrition Services (CNS) outlined by Harris Health System's Correctional Health division. The DTR utilizes the Nutrition Care Process and Terminology (NCPT) to assist with assessing nutrition status and developing and implementing nutrition care plans for patients at nutrition risk. Provides nutrition education and applies evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines, instructional methods and tools when participating in direct patient care. The DTR maintains productivity standards and practices, effective time management to prioritize tasks, and uses department resources prudently. He/she also participates in compliance and quality performance improvement efforts to ensure that nutrition care is safe and effective.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees: Associate's Degree accredited university or college and completion of required coursework and supervised practice through a nutrition and dietetics technician program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Licenses & Certifications: Compliance with the Commission on Dietetic Registration

Work Experience: One (1) Year Work Experience with Dietetics/Nutrition preferred

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/Correspondence

Proficiencies: MS Excel, Personal Computer

Job Attributes
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Mathematics, Medical Terminology

Work Schedule: Flexible, Holidays, Weekends

Equipment Operated: Culinary equipment related to food demonstration; calculator; weight scale

Job Competencies: All required nutrition competencies need to be completed within 90 days of hire.

Advanced degrees: Masters in a nutrition-related field may count for one year of experience. PhD in a nutrition-related field may count for two years of experience.

Application Instructions

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