Clinical Dietitian PRN at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/27/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Date Posted:
    11/27/2020
  • Job ID:
    20023787
  • Job Family
    Nutritional Services
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Description

Clinical Dietitian -  AdventHealth Central Texas

Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549

Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX

  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity

Work Hours/Shift:

PRN, as needed

You Will Be Responsible For:

  • Conducts patient nutrition assessment of patients at Metroplex Adventist Hospital, the Behavioral Health Center, and Rollins Brook Community Hospital, as assigned.  Scope of practices may include both in-patients and out-patients.

  • Manages the development and implementation plan for nutrition intervention in accordance with the Nutrition Care Process.

  • Assess educational needs and the presence of barriers to learning.  Provides nutrition counseling for individuals and groups, taking into consideration any adaptations to teach methods necessary to meet patient learning needs.

  • Utilizes assessment and evaluation techniques that consider the varied needs of age-specific populations as well as cultural, religious, and ethnic concerns.

  • Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family.  Provides appropriate follow-ups in accordance with the patient’s treatment goals, referring patients appropriately.

  • Interacts with department employees, organizational staff, physicians, patients, families on an on-going basis.  Practices customer service skills consistently and with genuine conviction.

  • Interacts with external contacts to establish and/or maintain good relationships with community resources and professional alliances.

Qualifications


What You Will Need:


•         Bachelors from an accredited institution with major in Food and Nutrition, Clinical Dietetics, or related field. 


  • Successful completion of dietetic internship.

  • Registered at the time of employment by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or within six (6) months from date of hire.

  •  Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians at the time of employment, or within one (1) year from date of hire.

  • Master’s degree in nutrition.

  • Experience in acute care clinical dietetics.

  • ServSafe Certification

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Strong analytical and mathematical abilities.

  • Strong organizational skills.



Job Summary:


Under the direction of the Department Director, this position provides overall nutrition care to patients, assures that the nutritional needs of the individual patients are being met, and that all documentation as it relates to the patients’ nutritional status is complete and accurate. To that end, this position:


1.    Actively participates in the development, implementation and review of all Clinical Nutrition functions of the Nutrition Services Departments, including, but not limited to:


o   Medical Nutrition Therapy – in-patients, out-patients, and community-based activities,


o   Corporate and organizational projects with clinical nutrition-related components,


o   Cerner® upgrades and modifications, and


o   Department initiatives.


2.    Assists with employee selection, orientation, and instruction, as appropriate.


3.    Participates in the development, implementation, and compliance of:


o   Patient menus and nutritional analysis,


o   Appropriate policies and procedures, and


o   Nutrition Services Performance Improvement Plan.


4.    Establishes and/or maintains effective multidisciplinary relationships to provide a uniformed approach to patient care.




This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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