1 year of experience required
The primary purpose of the Registered Dietitian position is to complete patient screening, assessment, reassessment, care plan development, and nutrition education to patients and/or family members. The Registered Dietitian regularly communicates with physicians and other disciplines to ensure patients receive quality nutrition care.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Medical Group.
Appropriately assesses patients at nutritional risk via screening policy.
Assesses patient and family learning needs, identifies barriers to learning, mode of learning.
Assists as needed in food production, policy development and special projects.
Demonstrates ability to assess and reassess patients needs appropriately and timely according to policy.
Demonstrates respect for patient and family spiritual, cultural, and privacy needs.
Develops education plan based on needs assessment.
Develops individualized plan of care.
Displays knowledge of disease states and keeps abreast of developments in the field of nutrition in order to provide the highest quality of care.
Documents nutrition intervention in detailed, accurate, and appropriate manner.
Effectively explains diet requirements, restrictions, and food/drug interactions.
Participates in the monitoring and reporting of quality indicators for clinical nutrition and food service.
Recommends additional nutrition therapy as needed.
Respond to requests and consults timely according to policy.
Works collaboratively with other health care disciplines in developing interdisciplinary plan of care and discharge planning.
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Able to maintain and exhibit professionalism
Able to make independent and responsible decisions. Self-starter and demonstrates initiative
Experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet programs
Work Experience: 6 months preferred, not required
Undergraduate degree meeting academic requirements, successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship program and eligible to take the American Dietetic Registration Exam; or undergraduate degree from an accredited Coordinated Undergraduate Program in Dietetics with specialty in Clinical Nutrition and eligible to take the American Dietetics Registration Exam; or Masters Degree meeting academic requirements and successful completion of an accredited dietetic internship program, with six months experience in Clinical Nutrition and eligible to take the American Dietetic Registration Exam.
Registration with the American Dietetic Association with continuing education hours that maintain registration status; License with the Texas Board of Examiners of Dietitians within 90 days of hire date with continuing education hours that maintain licensure status.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, ionizing radiation, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinic environment.