Clinical Dietitian II - Population Health Food Farmacy
Harris Health System
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 160939
Job Summary The Clinical Dietitian II provides high-level nutrition education and medical nutrition therapy to patients, working closely with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to maximize patients? nutritional status and improve clinical outcomes. Primary responsibilities include managing the daily schedule to maximize patient care, and providing evidenced-based and patient-centered nutrition care to patients. Other responsibilities include performing projects, presentations, and in-services both within the department and to members of the multidisciplinary team. In addition, training dietitian staff and dietetic interns, and serving as a resource to other dietitian staff.
This position will provide coverage at multiple Food Farmacy sites within Harris Health System. The primary population served is patients with diabetes who screen positive for food insecurity and are enrolled in a food prescription program. Daily responsibilities include conducting 1-on-1 assessments, both in-person and virtual, and conducting engaging activities, such as food demos and interactive games, to help patients understand the relationship between food and diabetes management. The Food Farmacy Dietitian will also assist with developing education resources and training staff on food safety and principles of healthy eating.
Degrees: Bachelors of Dietetics, Food Science or Nutrition required; Masters of Dietetics, Nutrition, or Public Health preferred.
Licenses & Certification: Registered Dietitian prior to hire Licensed Dietitian (LD) State of Texas within 60 days of hire Eligible certifications: Advanced Practitioner Certification in Clinical Nutrition (RDN-AP), Board Certification as a Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR); Board Certified Specialist in Obesity and Weight Management (CSOWM); Board Certification in Oncology Nutrition (CSO); Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition (CSP); Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC); Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) preferred.
Work Experience: Two years experience in Dietetics/Nutrition;
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact/Public Speaking); Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking) Writing /Correspondence Writing /Reports
Language Skills: Spanish preferred
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, PC
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research, Statistical
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible
Equipment Operated: Culinary equipment related to food demonstration; calculator; weight scale
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.