The Clinical Dietitian 1 provides nutrition therapy and education to patients, families and the community. Performs nutritional assessments of patients and develops care plans. Develops and conducts educational programs and in service training programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Performs nutritional assessment of patients. Analyzes patient medical and nonmedical information through interviewing patients and\or caregivers and reviewing medical records in order to determine appropriate nutrition care. Conducts nutrient intake analysis, and formulates intravenous and enteral nutrition therapy with macro and micronutrient manipulation. Determines total parental nutrition therapy rates and duration of infusion and develops care plans.
Provides individual and/or group nutrition counseling on outpatient and inpatient basis. Provides information on fitness and exercise as related to weight management and diet. Documents pertinent nutritional information in appropriate medical record, and monitors patients to determine need for appropriate modification in nutritional management.
Researches, develops and delivers educational and instructional programs and classes for patients, families, staff, dietetic interns, or community groups. Conducts educational in service training programs for staff, and assists with training, instruction and evaluation of dietetic interns. Develops nutrition education tools, and documents education instruction in patient medical record.
Conducts research and develops proposals to obtain grant funding. Conducts research for projects, writes articles for publications, and delivers presentations on research related topics.
Participate in multi-disciplinary patient rounds and/or case conferences and in discharge planning in order to gather and exchange information, assess patient response to care plan, and maximize efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. Participates in various meetings related to nutrition education, patient care standards, or dietetic internship program in order to gather and exchange information and potentially serve as member of Health Education Task Force.
Maintains current knowledge of nutrition services functions through reading literature, attending workshops, seminars, conferences and by participating in professional organizations.
Assists in developing nutritional care and research protocols. Participates in quality assurance program by assisting in development of patient care criteria and analyzing actual care delivered.
Participates in organizing and executing health fairs and other related community events.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Accountable for the proper use of patient protected health information.
Ability to deal with complex situations and resolve patient and customer service concerns.
Ability to give clear, concise and complete education and instructions.
Works well in a patient-centered environment as an integral team player.
Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences. Empathetic listener, sensitive, upbeat, optimistic, articulate, gracious and tactful. Ability to calm upset patient in a composed and professional demeanor.
Licensed Registered Dietitian preferred.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!