Registered Dietitian II - Pediatrics High Risk

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Registered Dietitian II - Pediatrics High Risk

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Allied Health

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000RK

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.

Once you join us you wont 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 Summary:

Assess, plan, implement and monitor patient nutrition while actively engaging in providing nutritional education, information, services, and guidance to advise patients on food, diet, and nutrition by developing treatment plans. Functions as a leader in scope and engages in quality improvement measures.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Must be able to perform all functions of the RD I role.

  2. Counsels program participants on basic and/or high-risk nutritional needs based on certifications criteria and develops and implements treatment plans in coordination of care with other health professionals.

  3. Evaluates effectiveness of patient’s nutritional care and provides follow-up continuity of care including information which supports the evaluation for educational purposes.

  4. Instructs patients and families in nutritional principles that support independence and proper monitoring of health conditions by developing patient teaching materials. Assess patient and family feedback to education.

  5. Markets, promotes, and raises awareness about nutrition services through communication with area health professionals.

  6. Demonstrates proficiency in scope of practice; May be responsible for developing training and educational materials to assist and mentor colleagues in developing skills in area of specialty.

  7. Displays leadership in area of practice, formulating proper patient care procedures and acts as liaison with nursing areas.

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

  9. Provides information to health and community agencies on nutritional phases of food programs.

  10. Engages in and identifies continuous quality improvement activities to ensure optimization in nutrition care outcomes.

  11. May function as a preceptor for new hires; may participate in interviewing for staff.

  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Registered Dietitian by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Maintains dietetic registration and continuing education hours as specified by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and state licensure regulations where applicable.

Current license by Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians preferred.

Minimum Education:

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

Minimum Experience:

3 years of experience practicing as a Registered Dietitian.

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.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

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