Dietitian - Food and Nutrition - PRN

PRN (schedule varies)

At Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, we recognize the unique needs of each of our patients. It's an extraordinary effort that we continue to improve upon, creating ways to better serve our community when they need us most. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital receives international acclaim for its outstanding and dynamic kidney, liver and pancreas transplant programs, setting record numbers for volume and outcomes. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital is home to the Texas Transplant Institute, a nationally recognized center that recently performed the world's first 16-way kidney donor exchange chain during three consecutive days at a single hospital. Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital earned designation as a Center of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Excellence from the American Society for Bariatric Surgery in 2008. Our Sexual Assault Response Team provides a compassionate environment for sexual assault survivors ages 13 and up. This program serves as a model for hospitals and agencies all over the world. Our hospital provides patient-centered care with a staff of professionals who genuinely care for the well-being of others. As part of Methodist Healthcare's mission of Serving Humanity to Honor God, we strive to offer care in a safe and compassionate environment. Additional hospital specialties include psychiatric services, emergency care, rehabilitation and robotic surgery.

The Dietitian leads the processes in place to ensure that the patients' nutritional needs are met. Job tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Conducts and implements comprehensive nutritional assessments for patients
  • Assesses, plans, writes and evaluates patient diets.
  • Plans menus in accordance with patient dietary requirements and general dietetic standards and regulations.
  • Instructs and counsels patients on dietary restrictions/recommendations.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary teams providing input regarding treatment plans.
  • Directs and supervises personnel in the process of planning, preparing, and serving food to patients.
  • Maintains records of patient reaction to prescribed diets.
  • Monitors, records and communicates as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Utilizes knowledge of age specific needs of patient in performance of duties and responsibilities.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Qualifications:
Job qualifications include:
  • Bachelors Degree in Dietetics or Nutrition required.
  • American Dietetic Association Registration strongly preferred (R.D.)
  • Must have current state licensure as a Dietitian (L.D.)
  • Previous experience as a hospital dietitian preferred.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 lbs

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