Job Description

 

Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

JOB SUMMARY:
The Clinical Dietitian I 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 evaluation of the patients¿ progress


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   

1. Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered 
          Dietitian (RD); Licensed Dietitian (LD) State of Texas within 60 days of hire

2. Work Experience (Years and Area): One year experience post Dietetic Internship preferred but not
          required. Master's Degree may substitute for 1 year work experience. Specialty certification
          recognized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) may substitute for 1 year work
          experience.


3. Management Experience (Years and Area): N/A

4. Equipment Operated: Computer, calculator, weight scale


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact/Public Speaking); 
            Writing/Composing (Correspondence/Reports)

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

3. Advanced Education:
            Advance Training (Specialty): Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD);
            Dietetic Internship preferred

4. Work Schedule: Flexible

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