Nutritionist III - Ob/Gyn

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Nutritionist III - Ob/Gyn

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230002LF

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

As a Nutritionist working in our Ob/Gyn department, you will enrich the patient experience by providing service as the care management and education expert, while collaborating with the multidisciplinary healthcare team. You will provide personalized and person-centered care towards the support, treatment, and management of wellness for those living with various conditions, up to, but not limited to diabetes. Join our team to make an impact and care for women’s health. Our hybrid work model invites employees to be empowered to practice life-work integration, efficiently and productively. Our supportive team dynamic means that we are intentional about creating opportunities for both face-to-face and asynchronous collaborations.

For the first 6 months, our team is committed to in-person training to understand clinical flow and build collaborative team network to create relationships that will support each new clinician, build rapport and communication with internal team members, and facilitate care for patients. We understand that our internal community and belonging for a new team member is critical to the work experience. After this, our nutrition and diabetes care team follow a hybrid work model, working in-office 2-4 times per week and remotely for the rest. Our in-office time is used primarily for collaborative patient care, research, and training. We support our employees to do their best work via provision of technology hardware and software to support remote collaboration, and intentional strategies to foster a positive work culture.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Location:

McGovern Medical School, Department of OB/GYN

University Professional Building @ 6410 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030

Schedule: Full Time, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm (Opportunity for Hybrid after 6 months)

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for provision of medical nutrition therapy to develop personalized care plans and self-management strategies and care plans with patients and their teams.

  2. Maintains multicultural competency to provide optimal nutrition services for diverse populations.

  3. Provides culturally appropriate assessment to identify barriers to healthful eating within the population.

  4. Assesses patient’s needs around self-care and provides education, support and continuity of care.

  5. Develops and implements plan via coordination of care with other healthcare professionals.

  6. Develops personalized care plans with principles of shared decision-making, self-advocacy, and self-care to support a positive focus of control, drive patient engagement, and support optimal wellness choices and strategies.

  7. Maintains patient records for benchmarking progress of nutritional care plans.

  8. Adheres to internal regulations under the guidance of the manager and the department.

  9. Maintains inventory of all nutrition education materials, including pamphlets, equipment, and audiovisuals.

  10. Interprets and disseminates current scientific information regarding food, nutrition and health to other health professionals.

  11. May manage Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations and salary planning.

  12. Other duties as assigned.


Certified Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Licensed Registered Dietitian in the State of Texas. In Ob-Gyn, requires Certification in Medical Nutrition Therapy for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (POCS) or completion within 3 months of hire. Other certifications may be required depending on department.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition by an accredited or approved education program.

Minimum Experience:

Four years of experience in an outpatient setting with direct collaborative and one-on-one patient care responsibilities.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.