Clinical Dietitian at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/12/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Nutritional Services
  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Clinical Dietitian - AdventHealth Central Texas

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

Our team members are nationally recognized for delivering the highest level of care. We offer the latest advances in medicine and provide uncommon compassion as part of our faith-based approach to wellness. Our employees make a difference on a higher level by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. At AdventHealth Central Texas & AdventHealth Rollins Brook, you will receive a competitive salary while experiencing the freedom to deliver the best care for patients’ bodies, minds, and spirits in a way you feel passionate about. There is no better place to make a true impact in the lives of others.

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

§    Located in the heart of Texas, AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook provide care for the citizens of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

§    Both AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook are committed to reinvesting in the community by offering the services, technologies and facilities to set the standard with the continually changing healthcare industry.

§    As a member of our team of more than 1,000 employees you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth while working in an environment that is centered around our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

You Will Be Responsible For:

•  Conducts patient nutrition assessment of patients at AdventHealth 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.


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 preferred

•         Experience in acute care clinical dietetics preferred

•         ServSafe Certification preferred


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:

•         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.

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

•         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.

•         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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