Location: Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Department: Diabetes Program
Hours: Day: 8-4:30, Eve: 12-8:30
- Email: BernadetteTrail@mhd.com
Job Purpose: 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 Health System.
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.
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
Registration with the American Dietetic Association with continuing education hours that maintain registration status; License with the Texas Board of Examiners of Dietitians within six months of hire date with continuing education hours that maintain licensure status.
Related Work Experience and Other Skills
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
Department Specific Competencies (Clinical Only)
Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to pediatric through geriatric patients.
Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s requirements relative to his/her pediatric through geriatric needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s departmental guidelines.
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 -
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