Dietitian
Nexus Health Systems 4 reviews - Houston, TX

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Position Summary:

This position oversees patient diets in accordance with physician orders, coordinated and directs Clinical Nutrition Services and Education, and ensures nutritional adequacy of patient menus.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

§ Conducts Nutritional assessments and monitoring per Joint Commission guidelines.

§ Conducts nutrition education and in-service education to meet the needs of patients and staff.

§ Assesses patient’s nutritional status and establishes goals for each patient within 72 hours of admission.

§ Provides appropriate educational in-service to dietary and nursing departments.

§ Communicates with all appropriate disciplines information regarding patient care on a regular basis.

§ Participates in patient team conferences.

§ Participates on appropriate committees as appointed.

§ Evaluates and approves patient menus and approves modified diets.

§ Monitors, develops and assists with the Food Service Manager.

§ Instructs patients and their families on the nutritional needs for home and appropriate ways for achieving these as ordered by the physician.

§ Educates patient/family on food/drug interactions and documents appropriate notation of such in the patient medical record.

§ Documents all pertinent information regarding patient’s nutritional care in the patient’s medical record in a timely and consistent manner.

§ Assists in planning and conducting appropriate performance improvement.

§ Develops and maintains department policies and procedures.

§ Operates within set departmental budget and implements cost-saving procedures.

§ Correlates dietary needs with laboratory findings on a consistent basis.

§ Collaborates with physicians regarding nutritional needs and suggestions.

§ Closely monitors patient weight to ensure goals of gain or loss are achieved.

§ Recommends and/or assists with specific nutritional patient measurements in order to evaluate more specific goals i.e. calorie counts, pre-albumin/albumin monitoring , etc.

§ Allots extra time and problem solving to children who are failure to thrive, picky eaters, digestion problems, etc to assist in improving nutritional status.

§ Ensures flexibility and creativity in methods developed to assist children to eat.

Position Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

· Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics or related degree

· Master’s degree preferred

EXPERIENCE:

· 1 year of clinical experience, pediatrics preferred

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

· Licensed Dietitian in the state of Texas

· Registered with the Commission on Dietetics Registration

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4 reviews
In 1992, Nexus Health Systems embarked on a mission to create specialized healthcare environments where patients could receive treatment and...